Music Festivals in Alberta

Alberta Music Festivals in Summer (~ June 15 to September 22)

Summer Music Festivals in Alberta

 

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Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

Enjoy the best in live Canadian blues, roots, folk, rockabilly and country music featuring all Canadian ~ musicians and bands. Details

June 21 & 22, 2019
~ June 3rd weekend – Father’s Day weekend

Four Seasons Park, 41 Ave, Beaumont

Weekend Pass: $115

Sled Island – Calgary

Summer Music Festivals

First Wave of Lineup

Sled Island is an annual summer festival featuring over 250 bands plus film, comedy and art across 30+ venues in Calgary! Details

June 19 – 23, 2019

Various Venues, Calgary

Pass: – $35 & UP

Summer Solstice Music Festival – Edmonton

Chamber Music Festival. Details

~ June 3rd weekend – Father’s Day weekend

Various Venues, Edmonton

$15 to $35

Medicine Hat Jazz Fest

Medicine Hat Jazz Fest serves up an array of jazz beats for seven days all around town. Details

June 23 to 30, 2019

Various Venues, Medicine Hat

Tickets on sale in first week of May, Free and ticketed events.

North Country Fair – Driftpile

Great music, rustic camping, a beautiful Boreal Forest venue, delicious food, craft vendors, interesting workshops, children’s activities. The Solstice Sun barely sets and the music plays on til dawn. Details

June 21-23

Driftpile, near Joussard,

$80 to $180; Children 12 & Under and Seniors 65+ with ID FREE

Edmonton International Jazz Festival

The Edmonton International Jazz Festival (EIJF) honors the community’s decades-long jazz tradition, uniting everything from funk, Afro-Cuban, bebop, contemporary, swing, R&B, standards and more under one musical umbrella. The Festival includes shows for hard-core jazz aficionados and newcomers alike with intimate club shows, cabaret-style performances, free outdoor concerts and international touring acts. Details

June 21 – 30, 2019

Various Venues, Edmonton

Free & ticketed events

Calgary Stampede – Calgary

The greatest outdoor show on Earth is also a concert extravaganza. Iconic chart-toppers rocks the Scotiabank Saddledome stage during Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series. The Coca-Cola Stage brings you 10 straight days of performances by North America’s hottest young artists, while listen to country music at Nashville North. Details

Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series: Zac Brown Band, SUGARLAND

July 5 – 14, 2019

Calgary Stampede Grounds.

Park Admission ~ $18. Extra for Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series

Seven Music Fest – St Albert

 

The full day event hosts musical acts on the main stage and feature a variety of vendors including food, artists, and merchants. Details

ON HIATUS until 2020

Seven Hills, Mission Park, St. Albert

TBA

Pembina River Nights – Mayerthorpe

A music festival on the Pembina River in Central Alberta. Details

July 5 & 6, 2019.

Rangeton Park, Mayerthorpe

$75 & up; Under 14 free

C’mon Festival – Edmonton

Chamber music festival. Details

2019 TBA
~ Mid July

Studio 96, 10909 96 Street, Edmonton

PWYC

PeaceFest -Peace River

2019???

Details

2019: TBA// Last held: July 7, 8, 2017

Peace River

$75 per night

Astral Harvest – Driftpile

Astral Harvest is a celebration of music, art, knowledge, community and the human experience.

The festival blends an energetic party vibe with a family-friendly feel by featuring a wide array of musical talents. Astral Harvest offers 5 unique stages and an incredible line-up of international and local DJs and acoustic acts, powered by the ever-impressive PK Sound. Details

July 4-7 2019

Driftpile, near Joussard – North Country Fair festival grounds Lesser Slave Lake North Country

$30 & up

Wild Mountain Music Festival – Hinton

Wild Mountain has built its reputation from the stage out. We run a two stage format, so the music never stops. With a twist of your lawn chair, its easy to follow both stages. From Colin James to the break through with the Sheepdogs, then Sam Roberts and a packed field in 2014 for Blue Rodeo, one of Canada’s preeminent bands, Wild Mountain brings a unique mix of music and art to the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Details

JULY 19, 20, 21, 2019, Third weekend of July

Entrance Ranch near Hinton, Alberta

Weekend Pass: ~$180

K-Days – Edmonton

Major summer festival of Edmonton with international artists performing at two stages.

Details

July 19 – 28, 2019
~ Last two weeks in July

Northlands, 7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton

Gate Admission

Interstellar Rodeo- Edmonton

A destination for music fans looking for one of a kind live music experiences – brings distinguished, daring and dauntless talents to the stage. Interstellar Rodeo has made its mark presenting an innovative mix of performers across genres, with a core emphasis on those making waves in the roots and Americana world. Details

July 26 – 28, 2019
~ Late July

Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

~$75.00 & up

Sasquatch Gathering – Mayerthorpe

The Sasquatch Gathering and Music Festival is a non-profit recreational and artistic event presented by the Sasquatch Community Arts Society, a registered Alberta not-for-profit association.

Details

July 26 to 28, 2019

Metis Crossing, Smoky Lake

$70.00 and up, Children 12 and under attend free when accompanied by an adult.

Calgary Folk Music Festival

An annual sound salvation that programs 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries on 8 stages in concerts and magical collaborative sessions. 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 US and Canada celebrate diverse traditions, deep roots and cool grooves. Details

July 25 – 28, 2019

Prince’s Island Park, Calgary

TBA

Terminus Festival – Calgary

Western Canada’s only multi-day industrial/ebm/dark electro festival featuring bands from all over the world. Details

July 26 – 28, 2019

Dickens, 1000 9th Ave. SW, Calgary

TBA

Calgary International Blues Festival

Featuring a full week of blues that culminate in 4 days & nights of non-stop music at Shaw Millienium Park followed by the nightly Twilight Blues dance parties, this family friendly event is renowned for its great music, relaxed atmosphere and warm hospitality! Details

July 29 – August 4, 2019

Shaw Millenium Park, Calgary

25 & up

Chasing Summer – Calgary

Western Canada’s largest electronic music festival. Details

August 3 & 4, 2019 | 01:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds
1001 Barlow Trail Southeast, Calgary

TBA

Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival – Drumheller

This annual event in Drumheller is celebrating it’s 7th year of hosting a weekend full of heavy metal in the Canadian Badlands. Details

August long weekend

Dinosaur Downs stampede grounds, Drumheller

Early Bird: Weekend Pass: $80.00 & up

Canmore Folk Music Festival

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, world, blues and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 21,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world. Details

August 3 to 5, 2019

Centennial Park, Canmore

Pass: $35 – $300

Blueberry Bluegrass Country Music Festival – Stony Plain

Canada’s largest bluegrass festival. The Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival features some of the top performers in bluegrass music as well as talented up-and-coming musicians. The three-day music festival is jam-packed with activities for the whole family, including on-stage live music, workshops, a “slow-pitch jam,” food concessions and craft tables, the Kids’ Corner, and a festival souvenir table. Details

August 2 to 4, 2019
~ Last weekend of July/1st Weekend of August

Stony Plain Exhibition Park, 4202 – 50 Street, Stony Plain

Single Day: $40 to $60.00, Early Bird Pass: $135

Big Valley Jamboree – Camrose

Canada’s largest bluegrass festival. The Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival features some of the top performers in bluegrass music as well as talented up-and-coming musicians.

Details

August 1 – 4, 2019
~ August Long Weekend

Camrose Regional Exhibition, Exhibition Drive, Camrose

$110 & up

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

One of the best Folk Music Festivals in Canada.

 

Details

August 8-11, 2019
~Early August

Gallagher Park (97 Ave and 94 St), Edmonton

$22 to $219

Southern Alberta Music Festival – Mossleigh

Kick back and relax while you listen to a variety of country, blues, folk and good old fashioned rock n’ roll. Details

August 9 & 10, 2019

Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh

Early Bird- $60 to $95.

Calgary ReggaeFest

Experience why this Calgary family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada. Chill out with a brew in the Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savor the flavours of island spices and see what souvenir you’d like to take home. Details

2019: Scheduled for 2019

TBA

2017: $25 & up.

Bro-Tel Backyard Festival

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 home, and to showcase some local talent.

Details

August 23 to 24, 2019

John Dudar Park, Township Rd 534, Myrnam

$25 & up

Edmonton Rock Music Festival

Annual Edmonton Rock Music Festival Details

August 16 – 17, 2019
~ Mid August

Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

Weekend Pass: $120 & up

Country Thunder Music Festival – Calgary

SummerEnjoy you three days filled with epic country music!

 

Details

August 16 – 18, 2019

Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

$75 & up

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering

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 & crafts. With extraordinary entertainers, you’ll have the time of your life! Details

August 16 – 18, 2019

Heritage Park, 5100 41 Avenue, Stony Plain

$20.00 – $45.00

Bear Creek Folk Festival – Grand Prairie

The fest features 4 stages with over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists performing from a wide range of genres, including country, Celtic, blues, gospel, Americana, bluegrass, world music, contemporary and traditional folk, rock , and many things in between. With its diverse and high-calibre lineup, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Details

August 16 – 18, 2019

Borstad Hill, Muskoseepi Park, Grand Prairie

Early Bird- 3-Day Pass: $49 to $129

Come by the Hills – Wainwright

The festival features an ecclectic music line up in a beautiful setting. Details

August 16 & 17, 2019

Mistahaya Retreat Centre, Wainwright

TBA

Edmonton Blues Festival

The annual Edmonton Blues Festival continues to bring you the best in blues. Grammy winners, Juno winners, Maple Blues Award Winners, Blues Music Award winners, IBC winners, the best up and coming acts in the blues and bona fide legends all make their way to Edmonton each summer to create “Blues Heaven” in the sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre. Details

August 23-25, 2019
~ Late August

Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

Early Bird: $34.05 to $122.12

Symphony Under the Sky – Edmonton

Join us under the stars for four irresistible nights of music ranging from classical gems to Hollywood hits, by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Details

~ Labour Day Weekend

Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

2019- TBA

VEGGfest Music & Culture Festival – Vegreville

A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll; VEGGFEST Music & Culture Festival brings the party to the pysanka!

Details

2019: TBA

Vegreville Agricultural Grounds, 4753 45 Ave., Vegreville

TBA

Honens Festival & Piano Competition – Calgary

Experience the festival that discover and launch the careers of the world’s most promising pianists. Enjoy listening to Complete Pianists—21st century artists for 21st century audiences and other renowned musicians throughout the festival. Details

TBA

Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary

Free and ticketed events

Jasper Music Folk Festival – Jasper National Park

Roots, rhythm, folk and blues music. Details

 

September 6-8, 2019

500 Bonhomme St, Jasper

Weekend: $70 & up

Calgary Metalfest – Calgary

Metal music festival Details

Last held in 2016.

Various venues, Calgary

Free and ticketed events

Alberta Music Festivals in Fall (~September 22 to December 21)

Up + Downtown Music Festival – Edmonton

16+ venues in downtown Edmonton will collaborate to host 60+ performers that celebrate independent music and arts. Details

2019: TBA

Various venues, Edmonton

Pass: TBA

Wide Cut Weekend – Calgary

Roots music festival Details

2019: TBA

Various Venues, Calgary

TBA

Black Mourning Light Metal Festival – Edmonton

Black Mourning Light is a celebration of black metal, doom, and dark death metal. Details

2019: TBA

The Starlite Room
10030 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton

TBA

Calgary New Music Festival

Orchestra, chamber music, opera, electronic music, interdisciplinary performance… the diversity of today’s new music presented by a variety of Calgary musicians and ensembles at a variety of performance venues. Details

November

Various Venues, Calgary

2019 – TBA

Festival of Canadian Jazz – Edmonton

Annual Yardbird festival of Canadian Jazz. Details

November

Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton

~ $22 – $89

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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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