Music Festivals in Alberta

List of 60+ Music Festivals in Alberta.


  • Upcoming Festivals from our Calendar (mostly from Calgary & Edmonton Area)
  • Alberta Music Festivals in Winter & Spring (~ December 22 to June 15)
  • Page 2: Alberta Music Festivals in Summer to Fall  (~ June 15 to  December 21)

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21 Jan

Medalta, 713 Medalta Avenue Southeast, Medicine Hat

January 21, 2019 To January 26, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

Medicine Hat Folk Music Club presents the annual, original winter music festival, Tongue on the Post. This year’s festival is one you don’t want to ...  »

24 Jan

Various Venues,  Calgary

January 24, 2019 To January 27, 2019

Festival Pass: $99 & up

Arts, music and local craft beer will collide at BIG Winter Classic for a four-day winter wonderland weekend that doesn’t involve getting up at 6 am and ...  »

04 Feb

Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146th Street Northwest, Edmonton

February 4, 2019 To February 9, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

Winter Roots Roundup has celebrated the best in folk, roots, and blues music in an Edmonton-based festival format produced in conjunction with the University of Alberta Sound ...  »

16 Feb

5205 48 Avenue, Red Deer

February 16, 2019 To March 1, 2019


There is something for everyone as we showcase the talent and diversity of Canada’s finest performers. The 52° North also features local artisans, food vendors and sponsor ...  »

21 Feb

Various Venues, Calgary

February 21, 2019 To February 23, 2019

$15 - $85

Block Heater 2019 lineup: Featuring Ashley MacIsaac, Basia Bulat, DJ Logic, The Handsome Family, Matt Mays, Pokey LaFarge, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, and The Wet Secrets plus 20 more!  »

25 Feb

Various Venues, Calgary

February 25, 2019 To March 2, 2019


Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest  with a full week of Blues workshops, concerts & dance parties! Warm the winter months with some smokin’ hot Blues, featuring some of the ...  »

20 Mar

Various Venues, Edmonton

March 20, 2019 To March 24, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

For the past 30 years, New Music Edmonton (NME) has been hunting down the world’s most innovative, cutting edge sounds to bring back to Edmonton. This will ...  »

19 Jun

Various Venues, Calgary

June 19, 2019 To June 23, 2019

Free & ticketed events

Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in more ...  »

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Alberta Music Festivals in Winter (~ December 22 to March 20)

BIG Winter Classic – Calgary

Arts, music and local craft beer will collide at BIG Winter Classic for a four-day winter wonderland weekend that doesn’t involve getting up at 6 am and hitting the slopes.  Details

January 18 to 21, 2018

Various Venues, Calgary

$45 to $69

Tongue On The Post Festival – Medicine Hat

Winter folk music festival! Details

~January 22 – 27, 2018

Medalta Potteries, 763 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat and other venues.

Block Heater – Calgary

The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents the Block Heater, a winter music extravaganza. Details

~ February 15 to 17, 2018

Various Venues, Inglewood – Calgary

$15 – $42

Winter Roots Roundup Festival – Edmonton

The festival focuses on knitting together the best of folk, roots and blues music through film, workshops and live performances. Details

~ Early February: February 9 & 10, 2018

Garneau and University area, Edmonton

Free & Ticketed Events

Mid Winter Blues Fest – Calgary

By Calgary Blues Music Association. Details

~ End of February/Early March: February 26 to March 3, 2018

Various Venues, Inglewood – Calgary

~$15 – $80 (wristband)

 Uptown Folk Club Winterfest – Edmonton

A two day Music Festival featuring local and North America’s best Folk & Roots Performers. Details

~ Mid of February, around family day weekend: February 16 – 17, 2018

Uptown Folk Club 7308-76 Ave NW Edmonton

~$20 – $40

Now Hear This – Edmonton

New Music Edmonton’s annual festival. Spanning three days with dozens of performances, Now Hear This showcases an incredible roster of local, national and international musicians, composers, dancers, visual and sound artists, and much more, alongside free lectures, panel talks and open participation events. Details

March 22 – 25, 2018

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84th Ave, Edmonton and other venues

2017 price: $0 – $125

Festivals in Calgary

Alberta Music Festivals in Spring (~ March 20 to June 21)

Northern Lights Music Festival – Edmonton

EDM Festival. Details

Easter Weekend – March 30 & 31, 2018

Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

2Day Pass: $129.50

Early Music Festival – Edmonton

Music  festival featuring works prior to circa 185os. Details

May, 4, 5 and 6, 2018

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

Free & ticketed events. ($50 – $120)

Shredmonton Metal Festival And Conference – Edmonton

Showcasing Western Canada’s heaviest hitting bands, as well as featuring multiple seminars hosted by professionals in various fields of the music industry. Details

On Hiatus until 2020

Rainmaker Concert Series and Music Fest – St Albert

Part of Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition – annual Rodeo, exhibition and music festival. Features some of the hottest acts to the Concert stage, great marketplace vendors, awesome Midway, the all family circus, some of the best Cowboys and Cowgirls that ride here in Alberta! Hosted by The St. Albert Kinsmen club. Details

Headliner: James Barker Band+Dan Davidson+River Town Saints.

Rainmaker Concert Series and Music Fest: End of May

Kinsmen Grounds, 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert.

[email protected] Festival – Calgary

Celebrate the magnificence of composer Johann Sebastian Bach in this annual Baroque celebration by Calgary Philharmonic. Details

May 24 – 26, 2018

 Knox United Church, 506 4 St SW, Calgary

Single: $45

NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival – Edmonton

Classical Opera & Music Festival. Details

May 25 to June 30, 2018

In and around Edmonton.


Heart of the City – Edmonton

Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival is an all ages festival with fun things for all to do. Details

June 2 & 3, 2018
~ 1st Weekend of June

Giovanni Caboto Park, 95 St and 109 Ave, Edmonton


Summer Concert Series – Banff National Park

Celebrate the arrival of summer with Outdoor Concert series at Performance in the Park in Banff National Park. Details

Artists performing include Serena Ryder, Xavier Rudd, Blue Rodeo and A Tribe called Red.


Shaw Amphi Theatre, Banff Centre for Arts

Varies with performances.

JazzYYC Summer Festival – Calgary

Calgary’s Jazz festival.


2018 – June 14 to 17, 2018

Various Venues,  Calgary

Free & ticketed events.

Lethbridge Jazz & Blues Festival

Enjoy an amazing array of musical talent from Lethbridge, and from across the country. Details

June 8 – 16, 2018

 Various Venues, Lethbridge

Free and ticketed events.

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