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Calgary Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
*special festival rates
click here for info

The Blues Foundation

Calgary Bluesfest

The 12th annual Calgary Bluesfest runs July 25-31, featuring a full week of the best in blues. Workshops, public performances and special events culminate in 4 days & nights of non-stop music on Mainstage at Shaw Millennium Park followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties.

Starring the award-winning vocal brilliance of Shemekia Copeland, Grammy Award-Winning New Orleans funk giant Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the legendary horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B of Roomful of Blues, Canadian greats MonkeyJunk, who are pairing with songwriter and harmonica man Paul Reddick for a double headed blast, jump-jive JUNO nominees, The 24th St Wailers, Cobalt Prize winner Conor Gains and his Ramblin' Moon Band... and many more... this year's festival is sure to be one of the best parties of the summer!

to see the full lineup click here

to see the schedule click here

Calgary Bluesfest Passes

Calgary Bluesfest
July 28-31 at Shaw Millennium Park

$129 + GST

Thursday (one person) $35
Thursday (2for1) $50
Friday $50
Saturday $50
Sunday $50
** Bluesfest is free for Children 12 & under

Calgary Bluesfest is renowned as the best party of the summer! Don't know what your plans are for that weekend yet? Buy your passes anyway, they're transferrable so anyone can use them.


or visit Heritage Posters (1316 11 AVE SW) to buy in person

Note: We do not mail out tickets. Please see the opportunities below to pick up your wristbands in advance if you've purchased online.

Wristband Swaps

Print your email confirmation of proof of purchase and bring it, along with your ID, to any of the wristband swaps, and grab your festival wristbands in advance!

Heritage Posters (1316 11 Ave SW)

June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24

Blues & BBQ

June 26
Heritage Posters (1316 11 Ave SW)

Join us at Heritage Posters for an afternoon of live music and BBQ to kick off bluesfest season! Free admission. All ages.

Traveling to Calgary for the Festival?

The Ramada Hotel (our host hotel) has offered a special rate for those attending the festival.

click here for booking and rate info