Saskatoon Blues Festival

The annual Saskatoon Blues Festival is the highlight of the Blues year! 

The Festival begins in the end of February, and features performance by local, national and international Blues musicians. The festival also includes the Blues in the Schools (BITS), and the Outreach performances for people who would not otherwise be able to attend live music. We also schedule performances in local lounges and bars to introduce the public to our great local Blues musicians. We always need help with the Festival, so please consider becoming a volunteer.

The 2023 Saskatoon Blues Festival was during the week of February 26 - March 5, 2023. 

2023 Festival

We had another great year, with another great lineup. For the first time since Covid, we were able to bring international artists to the festival.

Main Stage - at the Bassment

Friday, March 4

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

An amazing multi-instrumentalist and a big fan favourite of the Saskatoon Blues Festival.


The dynamic, throwback blues trio are disciples of the place where traditional blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll intersect. 

Saturday, March 4

Marcus Trummer

This 21-year-old from Calgary  weaves southern soul, blues, and roots rock into a modern sound steeped in tradition that Trummer calls “rock and soul”.

Billy Joe Green

Billy Joe Green is from the Moose Clan of the Kejick Ojibway Nation located on the most north-westerly section of the beautiful Lake of the Woods, straddling what is now the Ontario/Manitoba border.

Rita Chiarelli

The incomparable Rita Chiarell headlined Saturday's show.

Free Shows

In addition to the main stage, the Saskatoon Blues Society is pleased to be able to put on these free performances, thanks to the help of our generous granting agencies and sponsors.

Blues Showcase

Check out 3 great local bands for free!

Buds on Broadway

817 Broadway Ave

Thursday, March 2nd

Doors 8:00pm Show 9:00pm

Blues workshop

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton

Amigos Cantina

806 Dufferin Ave

Saturday, March 4th

1:00pm -2:00pm

No Charge

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton gave a fantastic workshop at Amigos

Windup party

Always a great way to end the Blues Festival! At the Black Cat on Sunday March 5. Admission was free for our members.

Our granting agencies and sponsors

Our granting agencies and sponsors are the best! Remember to support the people who support the Blues!

Festival T-shirts

2023 Festival T-Shirts are now available for pre-ordering. They can be picked up during the Festival at the Bassment. Get them here.