If you love summer festivals then you probably can’t wait for the Edmonton Blues Festival 2015 coming up this August. It’s actually western Canada’s premier blues event that takes place in Edmonton’s scenic River Valley in Hawrelak Park at the Heritage Amphitheatre. It’s taking place August 21st-23rd and you’ll need your past to get in.
Purchase a single day ticket or a full weekend pass through Ticketmaster or through The Chateau Louis Hotel. The fantastic line-up is going to feature award winners of Blues Music, Grammy, Maple Blues, Juno and IBC. Here is a look at what this festival is all about and what to expect.
About the festival
Tickets for the event will be:
- $50 for Friday pass
- $55 for Saturday pass
- $55 for Sunday pass
- $119 for a transferable weekend pass
- $99 for a non-transferable weekend pass
The weekend passes will get you in to all 3 days of the event and there are only 1200 weekend tickets available with 800 available for single day passes before they are sold out. The gate opens at 4:30pm on Friday for the show to last 5:30pm to 10pm, while Saturday and Sunday the gate opens at 1pm for the show lasting from 2:30pm to 10pm. Parking is limited and is a “first come, first serve” basis. Consider using the Park ‘n’ Ride service from the Stadium Parkade at the University of Alberta.
The festival is taking place at the Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton. There is no overnight parking or camping and there are 1200 fixed theatre type seats with room for 2000 on the lawn. Don’t bring tarps, coolers or pets and you are allowed to bring your own chair. You can purchase beer and wine at the event inside the Amphitheatre and food vendors will be selling food.
If you want to see performances by big names in Blues including Mr. Sipp, The West Coast Blues All Stars featuring Junior Watson and Bob Corritore, Sugaray Rayford Big Band and Janiva Magness, don’t miss the festival this August right in Edmonton.