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Calgary Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
*special festival rates
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The Blues Foundation












Calgary Bluesfest

Thank you Calgary for helping to make the 12th annual Calgary Bluesfest a great success! From the great lineup to the warm and hospitable vibe, this year's event was the best ever!




International Blues Challenge

Calgary Blues Music Association (CBMA) is pleased to be hosting its local Road to Memphis Blues Challenge to select Southern Alberta's top blues acts, who will go on to participate in the Blues Foundation's 33rd annual International Blues Challenge (IBC), to be held January 31 to February 4, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Qualifying rounds are slated to take place in October, with the final rounds in November 2016, in Calgary.

Artist entries are now being accepted. click here for info




Join the Blues Crew!

Join the Blues Crew, support the Blues and qualify for some great perks! Your membership helps to preserve, foster and present the Blues. Join the Crew and keep the Blues alive and well!

click here to join the Blues Crew




Artist Submissions for 2017

Artist submissions for Calgary International Blues Festival will be held September 15 through December 15. Please submit your biography, an image, digital sound tracks, video and contact information, or you will not be considered.

For those that wish to have potential airplay, please send your complete artist package including your CDs (only hard copies will be considered for airplay) to:

Calgary Blues Music Association
#188, A6433 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB
T3B0K5