2018 Music Festivals in Alberta

List of 60+ Music Festivals in Alberta.

Alberta Music Festivals in Winter & Spring (~ December 22 to June 15)
Alberta Music Festivals in Summer to Fall  (~ June 15 to  December 21)

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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.

2018 TBA

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 16 of Western Canada’s heaviest hitting bands over the course of 3 days, 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

Rainmaker Concert Series and Music Fest: End of May

Kinsmen Grounds, 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert.

2018 – TBA

[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

2018 – TBA/ May 20 to June 30, 2017

In and around Edmonton.The King’s University, Fort Edmonton Park, Robertson-Wesley United Church, The University of Alberta and Festival Place in Sherwood Park.


Cowboy Country Music Festival  – Nordegg

2018 – TBA

2017 – Tim Hus, Drew Gregory, Tristan Horncastle, 2 Bad Apples, Lori Kole. Details

2018 – TBA/ 2017 — May 26-28 2017

 David Thompson Resort, 42 KM West of Nordegg on Highway 11

2017:  $20 – $150

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


Performance in the Park – Banff National Park

Celebrate the arrival of summer with highly-anticipated performances from two of Canada’s top contemporary music acts at Performance in the Park in Banff National Park. Details

 2018 – TBA/// June 9 – 10, 2017

 Cascade Gardens, Banff

2017: $35 | Child (2 to 12 years old) $12.50, Pass: $52.50 | Child (2 to 12 years old) $25

JazzYYC Summer Festival – Calgary

Calgary’s Jazz festival.

2018: TBA// 2017 Line up:  Featuring multi-JUNO award-winner, pianist Renee Rosnes in a duo with bassist Neil Swainson. Joel Miller Quartet from Montreal, with the Brett McDonald Quartet (formerly of Calgary, now NYC).  Vocalist Cheryl Fisher, Pianist Laila Biali,  Gypsophila from Halifax , Jim Brenan’s 10TET +1, featuring Jon Day; Mallory Chipman’s Nocturnalize and wrap party hosted by Brett McDonald on Sunday


2018 – TBA//June 15 – 18, 2017

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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