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The 2023 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival will be Friday, June 16th & Saturday, June 17

WANT TO PLAY THE BEAUMONT BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL?

Thank you for your interest in our Festival!

The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is a 100% volunteer-managed and volunteer-staffed Canadian music festival! Our focus is on all Canadian talent with the majority of the band members being Canadian residents.

Applications are CLOSED for our 2023 Festival.

Please note that any applications sent in will not be reviewed or kept on file.

CABANA TENTS for 2023

GET ON THE WAITING LIST FOR A 2023 CABANA

Our Cabana Tents are a great opportunity to bring your business clients and staff, your group members, or your family & friends together for a fun couple of days with live music and the vibrant community of our Festival.

Each Cabana Tent provides space for 12 adults (plus the kids that are coming with them) with tables and chairs provided. The Cabana Tents have a bar and porta-potties shared with the other Cabanas, and are fenced from the main area of the Festival.

And yes, you can put your banner on the fence to help promote your business/association/group!

CLICK to EMAIL to get on the waiting list for a Cabana for our 2023 Festival (June 16 & 17)

CAMPING

Festival camping is being planned for 2023 and we are anticipating returning to the BADAS (The Beaumont And District Agricultural Society, click here for their website) fairgrounds, 24358 Township Rd 505, Beaumont, AB T4X 0S4, in the gravel parking lot of the grounds.

Please note that this is a boondocking situation with no hookups and no services. There will be a porta-potty on site. If you are thinking of tenting, take into consideration that this is a gravel parking lot in the middle of an agricultural area with no facilities.

Members of the Beaumont And District Agricultural Society are volunteering to manage the campground over the weekend, and the camping fees that we are collecting are all going directly the BADAS.

Camping passes will be sold per night per camping vehicle – RV, camping trailer or campervan – and are in addition to your Day or Weekend Passes for the Festival.

Camping passes are not available for sale yet, but if you are planning on purchasing BBRF 2023 Weekend Passes now, you can do so! Watch for when the camping passes become available in the new year.

Shuttle service to and from the Festival grounds is included.

Updates will happen closer to our 2023 Festival: Camping starts on Friday, June 16, and no earlier. All vehicles must be cleared from the BADAS grounds by 12noon of Sunday, June 18th.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT...& DRINK

For 2023, we will have a selection of our fave Food Trucks! We are not accepting applications for new trucks, and will post if that changes.

Street Eats

Paradise Grill

Lemongrass Cafe

LadyBug Sugar Shack (Country Market Gourmet Foods)

Jo’s Kettle Corn

Big Softie

Please note that planned menus and vendors may change. Various food trucks will have pop and water for purchase.

Water Station

We will have a self serve water stations set up of 5 gallon bottles with pumps. You can bring into the Festival grounds an empty refillable bottle to use at this station, or purchase water from our many food trucks.

Coffee

Brave Fox Coffee

The Fiesta Zone

We license site-wide, so you can bring your children as you purchase and you can take your drinks back to your place in front of the stage. We accept debit, credit & cash.

Beer, wine, coolers, and of couse we’ll have our Margarita Machines back!

ARTISAN'S VENDOR VILLAGE

Meet our 2022 artisans in the Vendor Village. Many are already planning on joining us again for 2023!

Dazzling Designs
Dazzling Designs is your one stop shop for beautiful hand made apparel and scarves! Accesorise my fashion forward garments with one of a kind hand painted jewelry!! The stunning and intricate hand painted dishware make the best forever gifts for yourself, family and friends! Visit Dazzling Designs booth for colorful clothes, jewelry and dishware!

Feathered Away
I am a self taught Indigenous designer born and raised in the Edmonton (Treaty 6) area. I was adopted at a young age from the foster care system and had the privilege to learn and connect through Powwow dancing and cultural activities. Throughout my life I have fallen in and out of cultural connection straddling two worlds and navigating life in a way that made me feel isolated. With the birth of my son I have found my love and connection through creating beadwork, ribbon work and upcycled design. My art has helped me learn, grow and reconnect with my roots. Feathered Away is my heart and soul and has allowed me to share my creativity with the rest of the world.

Blues Bling
Funky Festival Wear! Face jewels, Tattoos, Jewelry, Shades and more!

Elystan Creations
Chainmaille, hacky sacks, dragons and accessories and Jewelry.

Sew Wonderful
Everything hand sewn: Retro hair bows, lanyards, key chain wristlet, Book-kobo-i-Pad-tablet Sleeve, Handmade bookmarks, Japanese Knot Bags, baby sensory tag blankets, baby teethers, baby toys, sensory maze fidget.

Lazy Pine Clay and Design
Clay pendant chains with charms, Clay earrings Clay studs, Clay bead home decor, Clay moon phase decor, Clay moon phase hanging charms, Clay geode inspired phone grips, Rings with clay faux stone, Original hand painted clay prints in frame, Hand inked clay earring with matching print, Clay plant pot stones.

Wild Rose Concrete animal sculptures
All items made with concrete: Bears, Planters, Pots, Turtles, Chickens , Frogs and more!

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Please note our Artisan Vendor Village is for handmade non-edible, non-drinkable, non-alcoholic items. If you would like to be part of it for our 2023 Festival, we will be opening for applications by Spring of 2023.

WHAT CAN I BRING?

Small Coolers with Snacks

You are allowed to bring small coolers with snacks, and sealed unopened bottled non-alcoholic beverages. These will be checked by our Front Gate professional security. All unsealed bottles containing liquids will be emptied at the gate.

Empty Refillable Water Bottle

We will have a water station on-site for filling your empty, refillable water bottle.

Low Back Chairs

Low back, short leg seating is preferred. If mobility requires standard portable chair height, please position your seating where your chair will not interfere with other guest’s views of the stage.

Blankets & Tarps

Be courteous and take the space that you need, and prep for cooler evenings with an extra blanket.

Rain Gear & SMALL Umbrellas

Rain slickers/coats & hats, and small umbrellas. And yes, tarps!!

Sunscreen & Bug Spray

Bring your own sunscreen and bug spray, and if you forget we will have some for sale at the Merch Tent.

Certified Service Animals Only

The festival ground are a place of enjoyment, with loud music and crowds. As such the Festival grounds have been classified as a “no animal zone” most notably for everyone’s safety. Provincially Certified Service Animals are the exception.

Handlers and leashed service animals to be considered for entry must produce their Gov’t of AB issued service dog ID (with a current picture of both handler and service animal)

Provincial laws do not qualify emotional support animals at public venues and will not be allowed on the festival grounds.

Check with us in advance via direct message on our socials or via our email (top right corner here on the website) to confirm if your service animal qualifies.

Handlers and service animals are not exempt from bad behavior. Any service dog team displaying or exhibiting bad behavior may be asked to leave.

DO NOT BRING ANY OF THESE

Do expect bags and small coolers to be searched, and potentially receive a pat down at the Front Gate from professional security, so if you are looking to bring in anything that could be an issue, please take it back to your car before entering the grounds.

 

No Glass

No glass containers except for baby food.

No Pets or Animals

The festival ground are a place of enjoyment, with loud music and crowds. As such the Festival grounds have been classified as a “no animal zone” most notably for everyone’s safety. Provincially Certified Service Animals are the exception.

Handlers and leashed service animals to be considered for entry must produce their Gov’t of AB issued service dog ID (with a current picture of both handler and service animal)

Provincial laws do not qualify emotional support animals at public venues, and will not be allowed on the festival grounds.

Check with us in advance via direct message on our socials or via our email (top right corner here on the website) to confirm if your service animal qualifies.

Handlers and service animals are not exempt from bad behavior. Any service dog team displaying or exhibiting bad behavior may be asked to leave.

No alcohol or smokable/edible cannabis products; no non-prescription recreational/illegal drugs.

• No outside alcohol is allowed to be brought into the Festival grounds. If any is found in your bags or on your person as you enter the gates, it will be emptied/confiscated at the gate.
• No cannabis products, prescription and non-prescription alike (as pursuant City of Beaumont bylaws)
• No non-prescription recreational/illegal drugs.

No Open and Unsealed Beverage Containers

Any open and unsealed bottle or other beverage containers of any kind will be emptied out at the gate.

NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS OR AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Any professional AV equipment seen being used in the audience will be confiscated.

No drones, laser pointers, fireworks or weapons

Drones fall under the same category as professional AV equipment, and the park is a no-fly zone. Even if you are Gandalf, you must leave your wizard staff at home!

No golf or beach umbrellas

If you can fit three to four people under it, it’s too big. Leave the golf and beach umbrellas at home please.

PARK 'N' RIDE

Park ‘n’ Ride provides four parking lots to choose from!

Look for the Big Yellow School Bus!

Friday, the shuttle starts at 4pm and will be going around to each Park ‘n’ Ride parking lot.

Saturday the shuttle starts at 10am, and will be going around to each Park ‘n’ Ride parking lot.

Both days, after doing the initial run around the Park ‘n’ Ride parking lots, the shuttle then becomes “on demand”. The driver’s cell number will be posted in each Park ‘n’ Ride parking lot.

At the end of the evening or if you are ready to head back to your campsite or Park ‘n’ Ride parking lot before the music ends, please make your way out to the Spray Park parking lot (where you were dropped off) as the shuttle will be doing runs taking people back to their vehicles/camper.

Park 'n' Ride Location #1

#1 – École Dansereau Meadows School

Dansereau Meadows School is located at 5907 Rue Eaglemont, Beaumont, AB, T4X 0G9. This parking lot is in the north-west end of Beaumont and is not walking distance to the Festival grounds and about a 5 to 15 minute ride on the shuttle bus to the Festival grounds. Find it on Google Maps CLICK HERE

#2 – Jeb’s No Frills

Jeb’s No Frills is located on the south side of the city at 5201 30 Ave, Beaumont, AB, T4X 1T9.

Please park at in the spots farthest away from the store so that customers for the store can still get in and out easily – this is the best way that we can thank Jeb’s for allowing us to park there during the Festival!

The shuttle will be stopping for pick ups at the far end of the parking as noted on the map below.

Jeb’s is a long distance walk (15 to 30 minutes) to the Festival Grounds in Four Seasons Park (we are right beside the Beaumont Spray Park.) We recommend that you take the shuttle for this parking lot. Find it on Google Maps: CLICK HERE

Ecole Mother d'Youville School Park 'n' Ride or Walk

#3 – École Mother d’Youville School

École Mother d’Youville School is located just off 30th Ave, on Rue Parc. Take the traffic circle around to the far side of the school for optimum parking. Find it on Google Maps CLICK HERE

If you decide not to wait for the shuttle, this parking lot is a 10 minute walk to and from the Festival grounds. Visit our Park ‘n’ Walk section for details.

Ecole Champs Vallee School 6002 30 Ave, Beaumont

#4 – École Champs Vallée School

École Champs Vallée School is just a couple of blocks down from our Festival in the heart of Four Seasons Park. Find it on Google Maps: CLICK HERE

If you decide not to wait for the shuttle, this parking lot is a quick five minute walk to and from the Festival grounds. Visit our Park ‘n’ Walk section for details.

PARK 'N' WALK

We have three locations ideal for parking and walking into the Festival grounds in the heart of Four Seasons Park (right beside the Beaumont Spray Park).

Before choosing these location, please take into account how much you will be carrying and who you have with you.

We recommend those with limited mobility look at our Park ‘n’ Ride options above.

#1 – Park on 50th Avenue and walk into Four Seasons Park.

This will be walking on grass into Four Seasons Park, and is a 5 minute walk in from 50th Avenue.

This is street parking only.

Find it on Google Maps: CLICK HERE

Street Parking for Beaumont Blues

#2 – École Champs Vallée School

École Champs Vallée School is a quick five minute walk into the Festival grounds. Find it on Google Maps: CLICK HERE

Beaumont Blues Park n Walk Ecole Champs Vallee 6002 30 Ave Beaumont

#3 – École Mother d’Youville School

École Mother d’Youville School is a 10 minute walk to the Festival grounds. Find it on Google Maps: CLICK HERE

Ecole Mother d'Youville Park n Walk Beaumont Blues

Thank you to all our Sponsors

The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is founded in Treaty 6 territory in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan — the traditional and ancestral territory of the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Regions 2, 3 and 4 within the historical Northwest Métis Homeland. 

ChantalBBRF2018

I LOVE BBRF!!!!!
I have been attending BBRF for several years now. It is my favorite thing to do in Beaumont. It is a relaxed, safe and fun atmosphere for families, while still being a great place to hang with friends and listen to some great music.
The music is always good and flows all day. They have several great food trucks and merchants to check out while enjoying the tunes. They have brought some big names to our little town and there is something really special about listening to Serena Rider, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Sheepdogs and so many more in the shadow of our beautiful church. Proud to be from Beaumont.
If you have never attended this festival you are missing out! Don't be on the outside of the fence again, make sure you get tickets every year and don't miss this amazing event, right here in Beaumont!

JenniferBADAS BBRF 2020

Amazing event! Organizers and volunteers rose to occasion and out did themselves, providing a fun and covid conscious festival.
Performers were outstanding. We are so thankful for the thought and effort put towards the event as it allowed for some normalcy this summer. Thank you💗

LeahBBRF2018

I love this festival! It keeps going from strength to strength! The atmosphere is so welcoming and relaxed, a great festival for the whole family. I also love the variety of food trucks, vendors and having the two stages keeps the music playing all day! So lucky to have this festival so close to home in Beaumont. Can't wait for next year!

BillBADAS BBRF 2020

Such a well run, organized event!

MyndiBBRF2019

Amazing music and fun for the whole family. We've gone every year since they moved to Four Seasons. We buy the early early bird tickets in December before they even know the lineup, that's how much we love this festival. We're going no matter who is performing.

CatBBRF2019

First year going, and it was FANTASTIC!
Great atmosphere, friendly people and the music was top notch!
Definitely returning in 2020 🤗

JonBBRF2019

Great music in a kid friendly environment!

NancyBBRF2019

Super community spirit, great music. Fun to be there!

DaveBBRF2019

Awesome line up , great food and drink ... didn’t spend a lot of time waiting in lines. Free shuttle to and from the campground was awesome !

AnnetteBBRF2019

Awesome 😄👍🏻amazing bands, had a fantastic time👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

EileenBBRF2018

I loved my experience at the Beaumont Blues and Roots festival. This was my first year at the festival, and it was a great experience. The choice of artists was top notch and the attention to choosing a variety of artists was fantastic. I enjoyed that so many of the bands and musicians were from the Edmonton/Beaumont area as there are so many people making great music in this area. And Friday night's lineup of all female artists was big. That night featured so many powerful Canadian female's on stage sharing their talent I almost couldn't believe I was there in person.

Bonnie-JeanBBRF2018

We have been attending the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival for many years and it just keeps getting better each year! It is so impressive that this high level, well organized festival is completely ran by volunteers. We are so proud that this event is in our amazing community of Beaumont, what a fantastic asset to the town 🙂

RikiBBRF2018

This is one of my favourite weekends every year! Great music, great food and even better company!

MichelleBBRF2018

My first time attending Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival. What a great little festival! Awesome artists, loved the size. Easy to get to, great view from anywhere you sat. I will definitely go back!

DoveBBRF2018

I have performed at and attended an awful lot of music festivals over the years.
BBRF has a charm and spirit like no other. I plan on being there every year.

AimeeBBRF2018

We attended our first Blues and Roots festival this year and I am so happy we did. What an amazing event to have in our own little town. The atmosphere was fantastic and you couldn’t beat the fact that you could see the show from anywhere you sat or stood. Our kids had a blast. You could take the whole family or just go as couple or with a group of friends. You’re sure to run into someone you know. How fortunate we are to have such an event each year. My only disappointment was that we never took the time to attend this brilliant event from the get to go. We will be adding to this to our yearly calendar as a must attend. Great value, great music and extremely well organized. Kudos to the organizers and volunteers that make this event happen! Thank-you BBRF!

KylaBBRF2018

This was the first time I have been to the Bluesfest. It was amazing! Fantastic music all around, an intimate set up that was both comfortable for families and individuals, great amenities, and well organized! Thank you to all of the volunteers who put their time into this event. I will be a big supporter in years to come! Loved the headliners this year and look forward to another great time next year!

SarahBBRF2018

LOVED this festival! It was my first time attending and I was very, very impressed 🙂 Will definitely be going again next year. Kudos to everyone involved in the planning and organizing. See you next year!

AndreaBBRF2018

This is my second year going to BBRF. I love the family friendly atmosphere, the music is great, I like that it’s all Canadian talent! The festival is so well organized, you get inside the grounds, set up your spot and really enjoy relaxing with family and friends. Serena Ryder was amazing! I loved “Nice Horse” as well. Invite them back!! Thanks for the hard work all the volunteers put in too!

LanceBBRF2018

This was the first year that we went and can not figure out why we haven't previously attended. The musicians were fantastic, the atmosphere was great and the hospitality is second to none. It is a gem of a festival and highly recommended.

LilyBBRF2018

An absolutey wonderful festival. You can feel the heart and soul that goes into it!
All Canadian and all heart!

JulianBBRF2017

A great festival featuring all-Canadian acts performing a range of blues and roots music. Lovely location in charming Beaumont, AB.
Well run & organized with a good family atmosphere.