How to Pick Up Tickets Purchased Through the Website

Tickets will be available for pick up at the “Tickets/Will Call” tent starting at 2:30PM Friday and noon on Saturday and Sunday. As of Thursday August 24 at 9PM weekend passes will no longer be available through the festival website. Bring your email confirmation to claim your tickets.



Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, Alberta

It’s our 19th birthday and we’ve gone deep into the well of great blues talent that now stretches around the world, with performers heading to Edmonton this summer from all across North America, with a special focus on incredible Canadian talent in honour of Canada’s 150th. As usual, we have embraced the old, the new, legends, up and comers, the best guitarists, piano players, harmonica players, singers and all around entertainers in the blues world. Most of all, we strive to bring the best damn Blues Party you’ve ever seen to Hawrelak Park this, and every summer! We’ve been recognized by The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis and are proud recipients of the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award (2008, first Canadian festival to be so honoured!). We’re bringing the best the blues world has to offer, to you, for the 19th time in 2017. See you in August!

Advance ticket sales are now closed, but we’ll have tickets at the gate all 3 days so come on down and enjoy the best in blues under warm sunny skies this weekend!.

How Much

Non-Transferable Weekend Pass
1 ticket for all 3 days – Sales closed  

Transferable Weekend Pass – Sales closed 
3 tickets; 1 for each day –

Friday Pass -$65 at the gate, including fees and GST
Saturday Pass – $70 at the gate, including fees and GST
Sunday Pass – $70 at the gate, including fees and GST

GST and service charges extra, all ages one price

Gate and Show Times

Gate 4:30 Show 5:00-10 PM
Gate 1:00 Show 2:00-10 PM
Gate 1:00 Show 2:00-10 PM

First Timer?

Hawrelak Park has limited parking available on a “First come, first served” basis, so we suggest using our FREE FESTIVAL SHUTTLE service from the Windsor Parking lot at the University of Alberta, located 2 blocks south of Saskatchewan Drive on 116 Street. Shuttle hours are 3PM to 11PM Friday; Noon to 11PM on Saturday and Sunday. The University charges $5.50 to park for the day. On Friday August 25th, the University will charge an hourly rate until after 5PM. 

Parking and drop off for persons with disabilities is available at the festival.

We provide supervised motorcycle parking and you can lock up your bicycle in a rack if you pedal to the show.

The Heritage Amphitheatre is in Hawrelak Park, a city park with no overnight parking or camping. The Amphitheatre has 1200 fixed theatre type seats and room for 2000 on a manicured lawn. The venue has perfect sight lines and exceptional sound throughout. Tarps, coolers and pets are not allowed in the Amphitheatre. If you bring a chair please make it a low back, low seat “beach” chair so that everyone can enjoy the show. We serve beer and wine and it may be consumed anywhere in the Amphitheatre. We also have food vendors, an ATM, dance floor for 500 in front of the stage, autograph table and even flush toilets!