Blues Festival Guide


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The TBS Blues Festival Guide collects many of Ontario and Canada’s blues festivals into one easy to navigate list. Festivals are listed in chronological order and are hot-linked to the festival’s official page.

To submit a festival for review, please contact the Toronto Blues Society.

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2017 CANADIAN BLUES FESTIVALS


February
The February Blues XX
| Feb 2-5, 2017 | Barrie, ON
Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival
| Feb 17-19, 2017 | Toronto, ON
Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest | Feb 27-March 4, 2017 | Calgary, AB
Aurora Winter Blues Festival | Feb 4, 24, 25, 2017 | Aurora, ON
Saskatoon Blues Festival | Feb 27-March 5, 2017 | Saskatoon, SK
Regina Blues Association’s Mid-Winter Blues Festival | March 2-4, 2017 | Regina, SK
StirCrazy Blues Festival
| Feb 25, 2017 | Swift Current, SK

April
Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay | April 4-8, 2017 | Chicoutimi, QC

June
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival | June 1-4, 2017 | Orangeville, ON
Paisley Blues Festival | June 2-4, 2017 | Paisley, ON
Pender Harbour Blues Festival | June 2-4, 2017 | Pender Harbour, BC
Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival | June 8-19, 2017 | Barrie, ON
Sounds of Summer Bluesfest | TBA | Sault St Marie, ON
Stratford Blues & Ribfest | June 23-25, 2017 | Stratford, ON
Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival 
| June 16-18, 2017 | Beaumont, AB
TD Toronto Jazz Festival | June 23-July 2, 2017 | Toronto, ON
Montreal International Jazz Festival | June 28-July 8 | Montreal, QC
Mountain Man Music Festival | June 16-18, 2017 | Calabogie, ON

July
Tremblant International Blues Festival 
| July 7-16, 2017 | Tremblant, QC
RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest | July 6-16, 2017 | LeBreton Flats, Ottawa, ON
Lighthouse Blues Festival | July 14-16, 2017 | Kincardine, ON
Thunder Bay Blues Festival | July 7-9, 2017 | Thunder Bay, ON
Vancouver Island MusicFest
| July 14-16, 2017 | Courtenay, BC
Porquis Blues Festival | July 7-9, 2017 | Porquis, ON

Beaches International Jazz Festival | July 7-30, 2017 | Toronto, ON
Bluesfest Windsor | July 13-16, 2017 | Windsor, ON

Festival de Blues de Victoriaville | TBA | Victoriaville, QC
Calgary International Blues Festival | July 31-Aug 6, 2017 | Calgary, AB

August
TD Kitchener Blues Festival | August 10-13, 2017 | Kitchener, ON
Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis | Aug 10-13, 2017 | Lac Beauport, QC
Live from the Rock Folk Festival | Aug 11-13, 2017 | Red Rock, ON
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival | Aug 12, 2017 | Burnaby, BC
Donnacona Blues Festival | Aug 10-13, 2017 | Donnacona, QC
Calabogie Blues Festival 
| Aug 18-20, 2017 | Calabogie, ON
Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival | Aug 11-12, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB
Trois-Rivières en Blues | Aug 24-27, 2017 | Trois-Rivières, QC
Edmonton Blues Festival | Aug 25-27, 2017 | Edmonton, AB
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival | Aug 17-20, 2017  | Salmon Arm, BC

Limestone City Blues Festival | TBA | Kingston, ON
Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival | Aug 24-27, 2017 | Nanaimo, BC
PEI Jazz & Blues Festival | Aug 21-24, 2017 | Charlottetown, PEI

September/October/November
West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle | Sept 1-3, 2017 | Goderich, ON
Vancouver Island Blues Bash | Sept 2-4, 2017 | Victoria, BC
Blues Booze & BBQs | TBA | Picton, ON
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle | Sept 8-10, 2017 | Port Credit, ON

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival | Sept 12-17, 2017 | Fredericton, NB
Wasaga Beach Blues Festival | Sept 16-17, 2017 | Wasaga Beach, ON
Canal Bank Shuffle | Oct 16-18, 2017 | Thorold, ON