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.
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
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
The incomparable Rita Chiarell headlined Saturday's show.
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.
Check out 3 great local bands for free!
Buds on Broadway
817 Broadway Ave
Thursday, March 2nd
Doors 8:00pm Show 9:00pm
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!