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.


  • 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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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


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.


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


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


Shaw Amphi Theatre, Banff Centre for Arts

Varies with performances.

JazzYYC Summer Festival – Calgary

Calgary’s Jazz festival.


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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    1. Teresa Hanlon

      June 19 – 23, 2019 is “Centric MusicFest,” a classical music festival in Lethbridge Alberta.
      4th Annual. Great international/Canadian performers and 5 performances in as many days.

      June 20, 2019 at 1:01 AM

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