Music Festivals in Alberta

Music Festivals in Alberta

Credit: Edmonton Folk Music Festival

From mud festivals to cowboy gatherings, here is a list of music festivals to rock out to during the year of 2019.

List of 60+ Music Festivals in Alberta.

Contents

  • 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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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 ...  »

03 May

First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 St, Edmonton

May 3, 2019 To May 5, 2019

$10.5 to $42

    Early Music Alberta strives to engage and expose a larger public to music prior to circa 1850, through historically informed performance practices; with performances, recordings, workshops, ...  »

01 Jun

Giovanni Caboto Park, 108 Ave & 95 St, Edmonton

June 1, 2019 To June 2, 2019

Free

Bring your friends, your kids, your parents, your grandparents, your neighbours, your acquaintances and even complete strangers you meet on the street to show the whole city ...  »

08 Jun

MacEwan Hall, Collegiate Boulevard Northwest, Calgary

June 8, 2019

403-355-5696

$30.00 & up

It’s not every day you get to Reggae! Join Calgary ReggaeFest at Riddim West!! Featuring world-class musical performers from Canada and the world, Calgary ReggaeFest is ...  »

11 Jun

Various Venues, Edmonton

June 11, 2019 To June 21, 2019

780-433-4532

Free & Ticketed Events

Annual music festival featuring solo piano recital, string quartets and mixed chamber music, performed by world-renowned artists, both local and international. The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is ...  »

15 Jun

Fiasco Gelato, 19 Street Southeast, Calgary

June 15, 2019

Fiasco presents Sounds of Summer, the first annual food and music festival that brings together local artists, food trucks & your favourite Alberta brews! Taking place outside ...  »

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 ...  »

21 Jun

Various Venues, Edmonton

June 21, 2019 To June 30, 2019

(780) 990-0222

Free & Ticketed Events

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has sounds to suit every taste as it features over 10 days of jazz, and features more than 70 events across 8 venues. Artists ...  »

04 Jul

North Country Fair festival grounds, Driftpile

July 4, 2019 To July 7, 2019

$30 to $239.00

Taking place in the beautiful boreal wilderness of Northern Alberta, the intimate and majestic Astral Harvest Festival will return once again this year for Season 12. The nestled ...  »

25 Jul

Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary

July 25, 2019 To July 28, 2019

TBA

It’s a genre-defying, continent-linking festival where fiercely independent, creative troubadours and master instrumentalists from Mauritania, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ethiopia, the United States and ...  »

26 Jul

Hawrelak Park Heritage Amphitheatre, 9930 Groat Road NW, Edmonton

July 26, 2019 To July 28, 2019

TBA

The Interstellar Rodeo is an intimate, taste-making music festival set in Edmonton’s Heritage Amphitheatre, which boasts covered seating, a permanent stage and excellent acoustics. The festival ...  »

26 Jul

Dickens, 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary

July 26, 2019 To July 28, 2019

TBA

The annual Terminus Festival is back for year 8! Bands from all over the world will gather in Calgary for a weekend of dark electronic, synth, industrial madness. ...  »

29 Jul

Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary

July 29, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$25 & up

The 15th Annual Calgary International Blues Festival, brings you the best in Blues! A week filled with workshops, special events and concerts culminates in 4 days & nights ...  »

01 Aug

Camrose Regional Exhibition, Exhibition Drive, Camrose

August 1, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$110 and up

Brooks & Dunn, Old Dominion, Toby Keith, Kane Brown, Brett Kissel, Brothers Osborne, High Valley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ronnie Milap, Pam Tillis, Charlie Major, Aaron Goodvin, Lindsay Ell, ...  »

02 Aug

Heritage Park, 4204 50 Street, Stony Plain

August 2, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$40 & up

Lineup: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Cleverlys , Front Country, High Fidelity,The Barefoot Movement,The Tim O’Brien Band,John Reischman & The Jaybirds,Bill and the ...  »

03 Aug

Centennial Park, 5 Avenue, Canmore

August 3, 2019 To August 5, 2019

403-678-2524

$30 & up

The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of folk, ...  »

03 Aug

Max Bell Centre Grounds, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary,

August 3, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$149.95 & up

The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, W&W, and Slushii, Above & Beyond, Alesso, KSHMR, and Matoma, Infected, Mushroom, K?D, Slynk, CID, Kris Kaiden, and Khanvict, Vanic, Jonas Blue, ...  »

03 Aug

Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV Park, 473008 Range Road 10, Mulhurst Bay

August 3, 2019 To August 4, 2019

780-389-4071

$50 - $112.50

The Pigeon Lake Music Festival is a celebration unlike any other that takes place each summer on the August long weekend in Mulhurst Bay. The event features ...  »

08 Aug

Gallagher Park, 9411 - 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton

August 8, 2019 To August 11, 2019

780-429-1999

TBA

Vibrant … dramatic … colourful … and friendly. When describing the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, musicians and patrons are unanimous. This year’s edition promises to be all that and ...  »

09 Aug

Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh

August 9, 2019 To August 10, 2019

1-866-440-3500 or 403-534-2129

TBA

There is a stellar line up for this year’s SAMF to benefit STARS® Air Ambulance. With over 25+ talented local musicians and bands graciously participating to help ...  »

15 Aug

Bonnyville Rodeo Grounds, 4201 55 St, Bonnyville

August 15, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$25 & up

Come rock out to concerts by Default & Tim Hicks, enjoy racing categories such as rockcrawlers, quads, moto-cross, demolition and more, and if you’re feeling athletic, join ...  »

16 Aug

Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$75 & up

Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert with Pistol Annies, Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Jordan Davis, Roos & Boots with Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin & Sammy Kershaw, Jimmie Allen, Meghan ...  »

16 Aug

Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum, 41 Avenue, Stony Plain

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$20 to $45

Gain a new appreciation of the west’s rich and incredible cowboy heritage and celebrate the cowboy scene through music, cowboy poetry and the visual arts & ...  »

16 Aug

William Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton

August 16, 2019 To August 17, 2019

Weekend $120 & up

The ninth installment of the festival features a roster of some of the finest Canadian and American rock superstars never before seen on the Edmonton Rockfest stage.  »

23 Aug

Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Road, Edmonton

August 23, 2019 To August 25, 2019

$27.50 & up

2019 Line-Up: Rott’n Dan and Lightnin’ Willy, Rick Vito, The Proven Ones, Mark Hummel’s Chicago Blues Party, Rooster Davis Group, Uncle Wigglys Hot Shoes Blues Band, ...  »

23 Aug

John Dudar Park, Township Rd 534, Myrnam

August 23, 2019 To August 24, 2019

1-780-581-4006

TBA

This initiative began in the summer of 2015 when a few friends thought about doing a little house concert to bring some of the community together in their ...  »

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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

Music Festivals in Alberta

January 24 to 27, 2019

Various Venues, Calgary

$ 28 to $60.00

Tongue On The Post Festival – Medicine Hat

Winter folk music festival! Details

~January 21 – 26, 2019

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 21 to 23, 2019

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 4 to 9, 2019

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 24 to March 2, 2019

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: 2019 — TBA

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 20 – 24, 2019

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

Free & Ticketed Events

Festivals in Calgary

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

Northern Lights Music Festival – Edmonton

EDM Festival. Details

Easter Weekend – TBA

Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton

TBA

Early Music Festival – Edmonton

Music  festival featuring works prior to circa 185os. Details

May, 3 to 5, 2019

First Presbyterian Church
10025 105 St NW, Edmonton

Free & ticketed events.

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

Rainmaker Concert Series and Music Fest: End of May

Kinsmen Grounds, 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert.

NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival – Edmonton

Classical Opera & Music Festival. Details

Late May to June.

In and around Edmonton.

Varies

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 1 & 2, 2019
~ 1st Weekend of June

Giovanni Caboto Park, 95 St and 109 Ave, Edmonton

 Free

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

Summer.

Shaw Amphi Theatre, Banff Centre for Arts

Varies with performances.

JazzYYC Summer Festival – Calgary

Calgary’s Jazz festival.

Details

Mid June

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

2019 – TBA

 Various Venues, Lethbridge

Free and ticketed events.

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