2020 Festival Dates

August 28 – 30, 2020

This year’s line-up!!

Ticket Breakdown and Prices

Non-Transferable Weekend Pass 

1 ticket for all 3 days $119 (1100 available)

Youth $60 (100 available)

Transferable Weekend Pass

3 tickets; 1 for each day $135 (1100 available)

Youth $65 (100 available)

Friday Pass

$55 advance / $65 gate

Youth $27.50 adv / $35 gate (100 available)

Saturday Pass

$60 advance / $70 gate

Youth $30 adv / $35 gate (100 available)

Sunday Pass

$60 advance / $70 gate

Youth $30 adv / $35 gate (100 available)

Youth tickets apply to Blues Hounds 17 and under. GST and service charges are extra on all tickets.

Annual Holiday Sale

We have a special “Holiday Sale” in December with Weekend Passes available through our website for $20 off the 2020 price, starting at just $99 plus GST and Service Charges. A limited number of these will be available during the month of December so make sure to grab a few for those “Blues Hounds” on your Christmas list! Tickets are available through this website until March 15 only, and then will also be available at:

  • Blackbyrd Myoozik in Strathcona
  • The Chateau Louis Hotel, our host hotel where Accommodation/Festival Pass/Shuttle Packages are also be available

Gate and Show Times

Friday

Gate 4:30 Show 5:00-10 PM

Saturday

Gate 1:00 Show 1:50-10 PM

Sunday

Gate 1:00 Show 1:50-10 PM

How to pick up tickets purchased via our 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.

To claim your tickets, you must bring proof either in the form of your email confirmation either printed or on your phone.

Tickets may be available at the gate for all 3 days of the 2020 Edmonton Blues Festival!! Come on down!

PLEASE ONLY PURCHASE FROM THE EDMONTON BLUES FESTIVAL WEBSITE OR OUR OFFICIAL OUTLETS. NEVER BUY TICKETS FROM A 3RD PARTY RESALE WEBSITE. THERE ARE SCAMMERS OUT THERE THAT WILL OVERCHARGE AND SELL THE SAME TICKET TO MANY PEOPLE. WE ARE SORRY BUT WE WILL NOT HONOUR SCAMMER SOLD TICKETS

Need Accommodations?

Travelling to Edmonton for the festival? We suggest contacting our host hotel, The Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway, to get connected with their tickets/accommodations/transportation packages for festival goers.

Call the hotel at 1-800-661-9843 for all the info.

The Blues Ambassadors

The 250 volunteers who make this blues party hum are among the best in the world, some of them have been with us from day 1 and so have many of the faithful Blues Hounds, the great blues fans that have been on the hill or in the seats from the beginning.

More About the Festival

As we head into our 22nd edition of the Edmonton Blues Festival we continue to embrace 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’ve always brought the best damn Blues Party you’ve ever seen to Hawrelak Park every summer!

Along the way 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!). Festival Producer Cam Hayden has been inducted into the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame, The Calgary Blues Hall of Fame, and has been honoured nationally with a Maple Blues Award as Blues Booster of the year. In 2018 the festival received a special proclamation from the city of Nashville recognizing it as a premier blues event… Why? We love the blues and we love embracing the worldwide blues community and inviting them to our party. As always, we’ll have visitors from all across the United States and Canada and from other parts of the world; folks who know a great party when they see one and want to be part of it. To encourage a younger audience to discover and enjoy the blues we’ll have a limited number of special 1/2 price “Youth” passes for those 17 and under.

Getting to Hawrelak Park

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 at 9217- 116 Street. Parking is open to festival patrons starting at 4:30PM Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday. The University charges $5.50 to park.

Free Shuttle hours are:

Friday – 3:30 to 11PM
Saturday and Sunday – 11AM to 11PM

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.

Line Up Policy

Any one person may hold up to 4 spots in the pre festival line up on any day. They must be present at all times to reserve those spots in line but we’ll give you up to 60 minutes of unattended time (leave your festival chairs to hold your spot). Should you leave your stuff unattended for more than 60 minutes your belongings will be moved to the back of the line. 60 minutes prior to the gates opening each day all persons who have a spot held by another in line must be present or they will lose their held spot.

About the Park

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!

Contact Us

Connect with us at: Teambluesinternational@shaw.ca