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Blues International has worked hard at bringing the best in the blues to you at the sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre. Plans are well underway and they have booked a great cross section of newcomers, veterans, legends, award winners and blues heavyweights to "fill the hole in your soul" this summer.

The Edmonton Blues Festival was the first Canadian festival to receive the "Keeping the Blues Alive" award in 2008. 

Schedule Of Events

This year, performers from Europe and all across North America come to Edmonton. 

Friday, Aug. 19

5:30 pm - Jack de Keyzer
7 pm - Shemekia Copeland
8:30 pm - Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, the Guitarists of Little Feat, with The New Orleans Suspects

Saturday, Aug. 20

2:30 pm - Paul Oscher’s Austin All Stars
4 pm - Fiona Boyes Trio
5:30 pm - Jarekus Singleton
7 pm - Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers
8:30 pm - Paul James Band

Sunday, Aug. 21

2:30 pm - Sugar Brown
4 pm - Laura Rain and the Caesars
5:30 pm - Brandon Santini
7 pm - Lil’ Jimmy Reed with Bob Hall
8:30 pm - Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown


Transferable Weekend Pass (3 tickets; 1 for each day) - $119
Friday Pass - $50
Saturday Pass - $55
Sunday Pass - $55

More Information

Visit the official festival website for bios on all the artists, to access volunteer applications, to purchase tickets and all the details you need for a bluesy good time. Hawrelak Park has limited parking, so it goes by a "first come, first serve" basis. There is a Park n' Ride service from the University of Alberta Stadium Parkade, and if you wish to cycle to the show there will be bike racks.