This year, we official celebrate the merge of rock and blues music. Each night will feature one of the best tributes Atlantic Canada has ever seen. For Friday night, you'll be able to sing your heart out to the best hits of THE TRAGICALLY HIP, as performed by PEI's "The Fabulously Rich".... Selling out venues all over the East Coast.
Then on Saturday night.... Can it get any better? Yes... it can. We have Atlantic Canada's #1 tribute to FLEETWOOD MAC... Nova Scotia's own GYPSY
So..... you're dancing away, under the stars, cold drink in hand, friends gathered around..... ARE YOU EXCITED YET?
We are proud to be Nova Scotia's longest-running, grass-roots blues and blues rock festival. It is support from music lovers such as yourself that has enabled us to keep bringing you the blues in modest fashion and with the desire to gain as many new fans for these bands as possible. Year nine is set to be our absolute biggest year yet and if getting a full, weekend dose of the best of the best East Coast blues and rock bands is what your doctor ordered, then consider that prescription filled in 2018.
With on-site camping for RV's and tents IN THE CONCERT AREA, smoke-free zones, amazing vendors, a B.Y.O.Beverages policy (NO GLASS ALLOWED), amazing bands, friendly security and mere steps to all the amenities you could ask for (NSLC, Superstore, Tim Hortons, gas stations, etc.)...
YOUR MUSICAL PARADISE AWAITS.....
Come along and join our family of friends!
Oh yeah.... were you aware..... On the other side of the Exhibition Grounds, there is our sister festival MARITIME METAL & HARD ROCK FESTIVAL 7, this year with two amazing tributes from Montreal doing the best Guns n' Roses and Motley Crue stes you'll see next to the real thing. For just $10, you can buy a "Floater Pass" to get you access to that festival and the 25+ bands performing that event.
DID YOU KNOW....?
The Smokin' Blues Fest venue is right next door to WINDSOR PLAYLAND SAFARI, with a giant water-slide, go-carts and mini-golf. An awesome way to relax in between bands. Check out their Facebook page for more details.