The 20th annual Edmonton Blues Festival happens August 24 to 26 next summer and we’re having a birthday sale to celebrate! Weekend Passes at 2016 prices through to January 1. Is that Booker T ? Why yes it is! Join Booker T, Monkeyjunk, David Vest, Nikki Hill, Marcia Ball, Sugaray Rayford, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats and more as we have us a Wang Dang Doodle of a party to celebrate the big 2 O…. The full line up is on our web page now. Those details and weekend passes including our new 1/2 price youth pass (17 and under) are at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com. Head there for all the info and pick up tickets for yourself or the Blues Hound on your gift list now…
Mark your calendars…August 24 to 26, 2018 we’ll be celebrating the 20th annual Edmonton Bues Festival. Tickets on sale at special December prices starting December 1st, 2017 through our website… 20th anniversary line up revealed December 1 as well… it’ll be a gooder so don’t miss it!
Advance ticket sales are closed but you can still be part of the fun this weekend at the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival at Hawrelak Park as we’ll have tickets at the gate all 3 days. Gate prices are $65 for Friday and $70 for either Saturday or Sunday. It’s going to be a warm, sunny weekend so come on down and fill the hole in your soul with the rest of us blues Hounds!
Every year we make 1000 Non Transferable Weekend Passes available for you true blue Blues Hounds…those cool cats and kittens who know where they’re spending Edmonton Blues Festival weekend. You can pick up a ticket good for all 3 days for just $109. Right now, there are only 50 of these beauties left so pick up yours before they’re gone! Join Billy Boy Arnold, James Harman, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Colin Linden, Victor Wainwright and all the rest of the great blues talent that will be lifting the roof off the Heritage Amphitheatre August 25 to 27. Details and tickets at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com. Our 19th annual award winning festival, Western Canada’s biggest and best celebration of the blues is coming your way, so ride, walk, drive, take the free shuttle, but don’t get left behind…See you in August!!
Henry Gray, who suffered a heart attack in January, is under doctors orders to not travel by air. We at the Edmonton Blues Festival wish him well, but Henry will not be able to perform for us this summer as part of the “3 Generations of the Blues” Revue slated to close Friday evening at the festival. Taking his place in the Revue will be dynamic and entertaining vocalist Oscar Wilson, of the Cash Box Kings. With a new recording about to be released on Alligator Records, we are thrilled that Oscar will be joining us. The Cash Box Kings, out of Chicago, were a big hit at the 2014 festival and you can learn more about Oscar on our “2017 Line Up” part of the festival website. He will be a truly great replacement, totally in the spirit of the theme of the Revue, “3 Generations of the Blues” ! More at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com
May 11 in Memphis Tennessee at the 33rd annual Blues Music Awards, honouring their best in blues, two of the artists featured at the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival took awards. Victor Wainwright, pictured, won as Pinetop Perkins piano player of the year and Kim Wilson, took home the hardware as the harmonica player of the year. August 25 to 27 they, along with a host of other Juno, Grammy, Maple Blues and Blues Music Award winner will take the stage at the Edmonton Blues Festival. Full festival line up and info at www.BluesInternationalLtd.com
Blues fans in Calgary and area can now purchase tickets for the 19th annual Edmonton Blues festival at Heritage Posters & Music, 1316-11 Ave SW. Drop by and say Hi ! to Jerry, Terry and the crew and pick your tickets to see 16 acts over 3 days, including James Harman, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Billy Boy Arnold, Colin Linden, Victor Wainwright, EG Kight, and a host of others August 25 to 27 at the sonically superior and Party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre in Edmonton…
Tickets are available today at The Chateau Louis Hotel, Blackbyrd Myoozik, and all Ticketmasters for the 19th annual Edmonton Blues Festival. Join us for 3 “Blues Heaven! In the meantime, here’s this year’s poster featuring Canadian blues icon, Colin Linden
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.