If you like piano players The Edmonton Blues Festival is the place to be this summer…Multiple Blues Music Award winner Victor Wainwright and the legendary Henry Gray play Friday night August 25; Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne who won the Maple Blues Award a few weeks ago as the “Piano Player of the Year” will be with us Saturday the 26th and Blues Music Award nominated Anthony Geraci brings his Boston Blues All Stars to the big stage at Hawrelak Park Sunday August 27th. We’ll also have sets from IBC contestants that have represented Alberta, Debra Power and Jenie Thai! Full festival line up and tickets available now at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com – See you this summer!
Monday January 23 Edmonton Blues Festival Producer Cam Hayden was named Canada’s “Blues Booster of the Year” at the 20th annual Maple Blues Awards, Canada’s celebration of the blues. The award recognized Hayden’s contributions in both broadcasting (39 years at CKUA Radio Network) and producing live blues shows since 1988. “A big thanks to to all the incredible performers I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years”, said Hayden, “And of course all the people who bring live shows to fruition…volunteers, professionals, and of course, the fans.” Hayden is pictured here with legendary blues personality Holger Peterson (left), at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto’s Koerner Hall, where Awards ceremonies were held.
Our December ticket sale has been held over to January 15 due to high demand… You’ve got another couple of weeks to pick up your tickets to the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival at 2016 prices. The complete line up and tickets at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com See y’all next summer for 3 days of “Blues Heaven”
Tickets are now available for the 2017 Edmonton Bues Festival, August 25 to 27…and prices will go up by $10 on weekend passes and $5 on single day tickets January 1. Get yours today! Complete line up and tickets now, at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com Don’t miss the best bues party of the summer!
”Twas the week before Christmas,
And all through the land
Many a blues fan wondered;
Where are the hot bands?
Meantime Edmonton Blues Fest Crews
Were spreading the news
That a deal was cookin’
‘Cuz we’re done with the bookin’
Fans lept to their keyboards
In search of details
Looking hither and thither
They said “let’s not dither”;
Tickets for friends and family
Were quickly snapped up;
As prices would rise
With the New Year’s sun up…
Edmonton’s Blues Fest was the place to be,
With Albert and Kim; Kenny and Colin,
The fest wold be bluesin’
And all would be ballin’;
Get yours today,
Make someone’s day;
Be there or be square,
And make sure that your yule is most definitely cool!
( All the details on our December sale at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com )
We are thrilled to announce that The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson are closing the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival August 25 to 27, 2017. The full line up and details on our Christmas ticket sale available on our website www.BluesInternationalLtd.com
Okay folks, the time is now, so step up and get the gift of Blues Heaven for a Bues Hound on your list (or yourself) . The line up is published on our website and you can pick up tickets for the 2017 Edmonton Blues Festival, August 25 to 27, at 2016 prices until January 1. We’re having a wang dang doodle of a party and you’re all invited. Henry and Bob are coming back, are you? Www.bluesinternationalltd.com for all the details….
August 25 to 27 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Edmonton the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival is set to light it up once again…Our line up is nearly set and for the first time we have decided to have a Christmas Ticket sale. Tickets at 2016 prices through to December 31. The perfect gift for that Blues Hound (or yourself). Here’s who will be with us 2017… Debra Power, Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots, An All Star multi generational band put together for this festival only that include legends Billy Boy Arnold and Henry Gray; 2nd generation stars Bob Corritore and Billy Flynn and up and comer Big Jon Atkinson working with an all star rhythm section… Saturday will feature The Perpetrators, EG Kight, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne with Sherman Doucette and Charlie Jacobson, The 24th Street Wailers, and James Harman’s Bamboo Porch Revue. Sunday will have Jenie Thai, Boogie Patrol, Nathan and the Rhythm Scratchers, Colin Linden, Anthony Geraci’s Boston Blues All Stars featuring Toni Lynn Washington and Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson… plus a few super surprises, so stay tuned! December 1 weekend passes and single day tickets go on sale through the festival website only !
Online and in person ticket sales for the 18th annual Edmonton Blues Festival are now closed. We will have a limited number of tickets available at the gate each day of the festival. Ticket prices day of show are as follows: $60 for Friday, $65 for Saturday or Sunday. The Tickets/Will Call tent located near the entrance to Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park will be open beginning at 2PM Friday August 19, 2.5 hours before the gates open that day. The tent will be open at noon on Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21. It’s going to be a great weekend of blues, sun, dancing and fun so come join us for #18!!
Purchase your ticket for the 18th annual Edmonton Blues Festival through our website? You can avoid lining up to get your wristband by dropping by the Chateau Louis Hotel, 11727 Kingsway, between 1 and 5 PM Sunday. We’ll be set up in the Touch of Class gaming room…bring your email receipt and trade it for your wristband…Less than a week until the summer’s hottest blues party…tell your friends!!