Described as the "Premiere Blues Event in Western Canada," the Edmonton Blues Festival has been presenting a slice of "Blues Heaven" every summer since 1999.
Such blues heavyweights and legends as Delbert McClinton, Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, Robert Cray, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan and a host of other Grammy, Juno, Blues Music, Maple Blues, and International Blues Challenge winners have provided the sizzle.
The sonically superior and party friendly Heritage Amphitheatre in Edmonton's scenic river valley has done its' part to make sure that the capacity crowd of 3,000 blues hounds on site each day have the chance to experience the music at its' best. With an expansive stage, permanent seating for 1100 and a dance floor for 500 under a permanent cover and room for 2000 more on the manicured lawn, there isn't a bad seat in the house.
What does all this mean? The best damn "True Blues" blues party in Canada happens every August in Edmonton. Fans from across North America and as far away as New Zealand have made the pilgrimage, stayed to party, and had the hole in their souls filled to the brim. You can too.