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.

Please note: Not all 2016 festival dates have been released yet. Festivals that have not yet released 2016 dates are labeled as TBA (To Be Announced), with the festival’s 2015 festival dates in brackets.

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

May
Durham West Blues Fest
 
| May 27, 2017 | Pickering, ON

June
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
 
| June 1-4, 2017 | Orangeville, ON
Paisley Blues Festival | TBA | Paisley, ON
Pender Harbour Blues Festival 
| TBA | Pender Harbour, BC
Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival | TBA | Barrie, ON
Sounds of Summer 2016 Bluesfest | TBA| Sault St Marie, ON
Stratford Blues & Ribfest | TBA | Stratford, ON
Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival
 
| June 16-18 | Beaumont, AB
TD Toronto Jazz Festival | June 23-July 2 | Toronto, ON
Montreal International Jazz Festival | June 28-July 8 | Montreal, QC
Mountain Man Music Festival | TBA | Calabogie, ON

July
Tremblant International Blues Festival
 
| July 8-17 | Tremblant, QC
RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest | July 7-17 | Ottawa, ON
Lighthouse Blues Festival 
| July 8-10 | Kincardine, ON
Thunder Bay Blues Festival | July 8-10 | Thunder Bay, ON
Vancouver Island MusicFest
| July 8-10 | Courtenay, BC
Porquis Blues Festival | July 8-10 | Porquis, ON

Beaches International Jazz Festival | July 8-24 | Toronto, ON
Bluesfest Windsor | July 14-17 | Windsor, ON

Festival de Blues de Victoriaville
 
| July 28-30 | Victoriaville, QC
Calgary International Blues Festival | July 31-Aug 6, 2017 | Calgary, AB

August
TD Kitchener Blues Festival
 
| August 4-7 | Kitchener, ON
Festiblues 
| August 11-14 | Montreal, QC
Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis
| August 11-14 | Lac Beauport, QC
Live from the Rock Folk Festival
| August 5-7 | Red Rock, ON
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 
| TBA | Burnaby, BC
Donnacona Blues Festival
 
| August 11-14 | Donnacona, QC
Calabogie Blues Festival 
| August 12-14 | Calabogie, ON
Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival | August 19-20 | Winnipeg, MB
Trois-Rivières en Blues | August 18-21 | Trois-Rivières, QC
Edmonton Blues Festival | August 19-21 | Edmonton, AB
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival | August 19-21 | Salmon Arm, BC

Limestone City Blues Festival | August 25-28 | Kingston, ON
Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival | August 26-28 | Nanaimo, BC
PEI Jazz & Blues Festival | August 25-27 | Charlottetown, PEI

September/October/November
West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle | Labour Day Weekend | Goderich, ON
Vancouver Island Blues Bash | Sept 3 | Victoria, BC
Blues Booze & BBQs | Sept 4 | Picton, ON
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle | Sept 9-11 | Port Credit, ON

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival | Sept 13-18 | Fredericton, NB
Wasaga Beach Blues Festival | Sept 17-18 | Wasaga Beach, ON
Canal Bank Shuffle | Oct 13-16 | Thorold, ON

The Klondike Roots & Blues Festival | TBA | Whitehorse, Yukon