The Edmonton Blues Competition returns to the town this weekend

Following a multi-year hiatus, the Edmonton Blues Competition shall be coming again to Hawrelak Park, and it’s pulling out all of the stops for the return! Not solely that, however this could possibly be the final time we get to expertise it on the longtime venue for one more few years… Right here’s what to know.

After cancelling the pageant in 2020, and choosing a hybrid/livestreamed mannequin final 12 months, the 2022 instalment shall be a full-throated return to the pageant’s glory. Kicking off on Friday, the pageant will host over a dozen musicians, that includes each native and worldwide expertise.

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Even in case you’re not a diehard fan of the blues, we nonetheless assume it’s a good suggestion to go. As it’s possible you’ll already know, the Metropolis of Edmonton plans to rehabilitate Hawrelak Park beginning in 2023, which might imply a full closure for as much as 3 years. That features the Heritage Amphitheatre, which the pageant has referred to as house because it began again in 1999.

So yeah, it is a once-in-a-half-decade alternative to take a look at one in every of Edmonton’s most beloved music festivals. When you’re searching for some enjoyable this weekend, we are able to’t suggest it sufficient!

Edmonton Blues Competition

When: Friday, August nineteenth to Sunday, August twenty first
The place: Heritage Amphitheatre, William Hawrelak Park
Price: $60+ for GA

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