A list of the World’s Blues festivals

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United States

Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival  Helena, AR

Bandana Blues – Gilbertsville, PA

Bayfront Blues – Duluth, MN

Bean Blossom Blues Fest – Bean Blossom, IN

Bedford Blues and BBQ Fest – Bedford, Texas

Big Pines Blues Fest – Longview, Texas

Blast Furnace Blues Festival – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Blues at the Crossroads Festival – Terre Haute, IN

Blues by the Bay – Eureka, CA

Blues by the Bay – East Tawas, MI

Blues in the Park – Fair Oaks, CA

Blues Masters at the Crossroads – Salina, Kansas

Blues on the Fox – Aurora, IL

Bonterra Lowcountry Blues Bash – Charleston, SC

Boston Blues Festival – Boston, MA

Boundary Waters Blues Festival – Ely, Minnesota

Bradenton Blues Festival – Bradenton, Florida

Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival – Brevard, North Carolina

Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Hazelton, Pennsylvania

Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival – Joseph, OR

Budweiser Big Muddy Blues Festival – St. Louis, MO

Central Valley Blues Festival –  Merced, CA

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival – Annapolis, MD

Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago, Illinois

Cincy Blues Fest – Cincinnati, Ohio

Coastal Cajun Festival – Honey Horn Plantation, SC

Columbia Blues Festival – Columbia, SC

Covina Bluesapalooza Festival – Covina, CA

Delta Blues Festival – Antioch, CA

Dodgeville Blues Fest – Dodgeville, WI

Doheny Blues Festival – Dana Point, CA

Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival – Rentiesville, Oklahoma

Emerald City Blues Festival – Seattle, WA

Endless Mountains Blues Fest – Elmhurst, PA

Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana

Fargo Blues Festival – Fargo, ND

French Quarter Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana

Gator By The Bay Zydeco and Blues Festival – San Diego, CA

Great Northeast Blues Festival – Syracuse, NY

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival – Hayward, California

Highland Jazz & Blues Festival – Shreveport, Louisiana

Highway 61 Blues Festival – Leland, MS

Holiday Jazz & Blues Festival – San Diego, CA

Hot August Blues Festival – Oregon Ridge – Cockeysville, MD

Juke Joint Festival – Clarksdale, MS

King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena, Arkansas

Lancaster Roots & Blues Music Festival – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Long Beach Blues Festival – Long Beach, California

Luther Allison Memorial Blues Fest – East Peoria, IL

Magic City Blues – Billings, MT

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – Davenport, IA

Mohican Blues Festival – Loudonville, OH

Monterey Bay Blues Festival – Monterey, CA

Mountain of Blues Festival – Ruidoso, NM

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, LA

New York State Blues Festival – Syracuse, NY

North Atlantic Blues Festival – Rockland, ME

Oklahoma Blues Festival – Tulsa, OK

Old Town BluesFest – Lansing, Michigan

Old Town Blues Festival – Tacoma, WA

Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival – Omaha, Nebraska

Orange County Blues Festival – Dana Point, California

Peach Music Festival – Scranton, Pennsylvania

Phoenix Jazz and Blues Festival  Phoenix, AZ

Pittsburgh Blues Festival – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Prairie Dog Blues festival – Wisconsin

Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival – Red bank, New Jersey

Red, White & a Little Blues – Monterey, CA

Richton Park’s Blues & Bones Fest – Richton Park, IL

Ritzville Blues Festival – Ritzville, WA

Riverwalk Blues Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Rogue Valley Blues Festival – Ashland, OR

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival – Columbia, Missouri

Russian River Blues Festival – Guerneville, CA

San Francisco Blues Festival – San Francisco, California

Santa Cruz Blues Festival – Aptos, CA

Sarasota Blues Festival – Sarasota, FL

Schaefer Music Festival – New York City – No longer active.

Simply the Blues – Fort Madison, IA

Simply Texas Blues Fest – San Angelo, Texas

Sonora Blues Festival – Sonora, CA

Springing the Blues – Jacksonville Beach, Florida

St. John Blues Festival – St John, US Virgin Islands

St Paul Blues Festival – Harriet Island Park, St. Paul, MN

Summer Breeze Festival – Long Beach, California

Sunbanks Rhythm & Blues Festival – Electric City, WA

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival – Clarksdale, MS

Tampa Bay Blues Festival – St. Petersburg, FL

Tattoos and Blues – Santa Rosa, CA

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – Telluride, Colorado

The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation Annual Music Festival – Crystal Springs, MS

Topanga Canyon Blues Festival – Topanga Canyon, California

Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, Oregon

W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival – Henderson, KY

Winthrop Blues Festival – Winthrop, WA

Yank Rachell Memorial Blues Festival – Indianapolis, IN

Australia

Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival
Victoria
Bendigo

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
Queensland
Gold Coast

Bluesfest Byron Bay
New South Wales
Byron Bay

Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Festival
Queensland
Gympie

West Coast Blues & Roots Festival
Western Australia
Fremantle

Asia

Himalayan Blues Festival
Nepal
Nepal Mandala
Kathmandu

Europe

National Jazz and Blues Festival
United Kingdom
England
Richmond

Focsani Blues Festival
Romania
Vrancea
Focsani

Blues Peer (Belgium Rythmn ‘n’ Blues)
Belgium
Limburg
Peer

Rawa Blues Festival
Poland
Silesian Metropolis
Katowice

Liri Blues Festival
Italy
Lazio
Isola del Liri

Notodden Blues Festival
Norway
Telemark
Notodden

Harvest Time Blues
Republic of Ireland
County Monaghan
Monaghan

August Blues Festival
Estonia
Lääne County
Haapsalu

Upton Blues Festival
United Kingdom
England
Upton-on-Severn

City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
Derry

Dark Season Blues
Norway
Svalbard
Longyearbyen

Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
United Kingdom
Scotland
Callander

Stafford Blues Festival
United Kingdom
England
Stafford

Blues Nights
Lithuania
Telšiai County
Varniai

Baltic Blues / Bluesfest
Germany
Schleswig-Holstein
Eutin

Brunner Blues Festival / Bluesfest
Austria
Vienna
Brunn am Gebirge

Canada

British Columbia

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival – Burnaby
Hornby Island Blues Workshop – Hornby Island
Pender Harbour Blues Festival – Pender Harbour
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival – Salmon Arm
Summertime Blues Festival – Nanaimo

Alberta

Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival – Beaumont
Calgary International Blues Festival – Calgary
Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest – Calgary
Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival – Edmonton

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Blues Festival – Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Great Woods Music Festival – Beausejour, Manitoba

Ontario

Atomic Blues Fest – Lindsay
Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival – Barrie
Bluesfest International – Windsor and London
Boon’s House Blues & Roots Festival – Hamilton
Burlington Jazz & Blues Festival – Burlington
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest – Calabogie
Canal Bank Shuffle – Thorold
Coal Flats Blues Festival – Port Burwell
Escarpment Blues Festival – Milton
Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener
Limestone City Blues Festival – Kingston
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival – Orangeville
Orillia Spring Blues Festival – Orillia
Oshawa Jazz and Blues Festival – Oshawa
Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa
Porquis Blues Festival – Porquis
Port Credit Blues and Jazz Festival – Port Credit, Mississauga
Stratford Blues and Ribfest – Stratford
Thunder Bay Blues Festival – Thunder Bay
Twisted Pines Blues Festival – Midland/Penetanguishene area
Wasaga Beach Blues – Stonebridge Town Centre in Wasaga Beach
Bluesfest Windsor – Windsor, Ontario

Quebec

Festival de Jazz et Blues de Saguenay – Chicoutimi
West Island Blues Festival – Pierrefonds/Roxboro, Island of Montreal
Montreal International Jazz Festival – Montreal (Blues Stage)
Tremblant International Blues Festival – Mont-Tremblant
Sherblues & Folk – Sherbrooke
Festival de Blues de Victoriaville – Victoriaville
FestiBlues International de Montreal – CLOSED
l’Ile en Blues – Saint-Laurent-de-l’Île-d’Orléans
Les Nuits Blues Laurentides – Saint-Sauveur
Festival de Blues de Donnacona – Donnacona
Trois-Rivières en Blues – Trois-Rivières
Festival de Blues de Joliette – Joliette

East coast

Dutch Mason Blues Festival – Truro, Nova Scotia
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival – Fredericton, New Brunswick
Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

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