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We are pleased to present the BBRF Weekend RV Camping pass!

$50 + fees

Good for camping of one RV or Tent Trailer unit at the official BBRF camp site located at the Beaumont and District Agricultural Society (BADAS) fairgrounds.

Shuttle to the festival will be available.

Campers can arrive after 8:00 am on Friday, June 21 and must leave by 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 23.

No wood fires are permitted and no services are included.

You can reserve your RV camping spot here:

https://printtickets.ca/bbrf/jubobtyy

 

Map to the BADAS fairgrounds

Beaumont and District Agricultural Society Location Map

 

 

Weekend passes are on sale now!

Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult.

And here’s your 2019 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Lineup!

Friday, June 21

4:00pm Gates Open

5:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Tash Maxwell
5:30pm Main Stage • Lia Cole
6:15pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Youth at the Blues
7:00pm Main Stage • Ken Stead
7:45pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Marco Corbo
8:30pm Main Stage • The Watchmen
9:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Confusionaires
10:30pm Main Stage • Matthew Good

Saturday, June 22

10:30am Gates Open

11:00am Jef Gibbs Stage • Peter Puffin
11:45am Main Stage • El Niven
12:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Hometown Stereo
1:15pm Main Stage • Lindsey Walker
2:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Upsidedowntown
2:45pm Main Stage • Funkafeelya
3:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Rebecca Lappa
4:15pm Main Stage • Major Love
5:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Whitemud Drive
5:45pm Main Stage • Prairie States
6:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Kat Zel Band
7:15pm Main Stage • Nice Horse
8:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Sawbones
8:45pm Main Stage • Bif Naked
9:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Ryan Langlois
10:30pm Main Stage • Big Wreck

All this amazingness for only $99 😍😍😍😍

Friday, June 21

4:00pm Gates Open

5:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Tash Maxwell

5:30pm Main Stage • Lia Cole

6:15pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Youth at the Blues

7:00pm Main Stage • Ken Stead

7:45pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Marco Corbo

8:30pm Main Stage • The Watchmen

9:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Confusionaires

10:30pm Main Stage • Matthew Good

Saturday, June 22

10:30am Gates Open

11:00am Jef Gibbs Stage • Peter Puffin

11:45am Main Stage • El Niven

12:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Hometown Stereo

1:15pm Main Stage • Lindsey Walker

2:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Upsidedowntown

2:45pm Main Stage • Funkafeelya

3:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Rebecca Lappa

4:15pm Main Stage • Major Love

5:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Whitemud Drive

5:45pm Main Stage • Prairie States

6:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Kat Zel Band

7:15pm Main Stage • Nice Horse

8:00pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Sawbones

8:45pm Main Stage • Bif Naked

9:30pm Jef Gibbs Stage • Ryan Langlois

10:30pm Main Stage • Big Wreck

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#BeaumontAB #Beaumont #T4X #WithSpirit #WeAreBeaumont #BBRF2019 #BBRF #BeaumontBlues #NotJustBlues #ModernRock #Festival #MusicFestival #MusicFestivalLineup #MatthewGood #BigWreck #TheWatchmen #BifNaked #Canada #Alberta #YEG #YYC #Nisku #Leduc #SherwoodPark #YEGmusic #YEGevents #MusicNews #LineupAnnouncement #BreakingNews #YEGnews

 

♣ Shamrock Scramble ♣

PUB NIGHT AND #BBRF2019 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

March 16, 2019 at St Vitals Hall in Beaumont, AB.

We are having a pub night to celebrate St Patrick’s Day AND make our lineup announcement for our 2019 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival!

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite!

Live music from Captains Charming singing old favourites will be lending to our pub atmosphere! Cash bar, snacks, pizza later in the evening, and tickets are only $10 each. If you are a volunteer for #BBRF2019, you get into this event for free! Let us know you are coming by emailing volunteer@bbrf.ca.

 

 

 

We have positions available to volunteer for The 2019 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival on June 21 & 22.

We are looking for awesome individuals for our Front Gate on both days, with evening and day shifts available.

Pop over to http://eepurl.com/dL528A to fill out your information and get your shifts all organized with us right away.

SAVE THE DATE!! Volunteer training is already booked at the École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School, 5417 43 Ave, Beaumont, AB, for Saturday, May 25, at 11am. We will be meeting in the Cafeteria.

 

 

Our Early Bird Weekend Passes are on sale now online at https://printtickets.ca/item/bbrf/jqbtsjstat only $115 each including fees!

You will not find a better deal on our passes this year! And remember that kids 12 and under are free with paying adult!

 

 

 

May the Christmas Season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!

#merrychristmas #christmas #presents #beaumont #alberta #canada #yeg #yegmusic #albertamusic #canadamusic #livemusic #musicfestival #festival #2019 #christmasincanada #beaumontblues #beaumontab #t4x

 

 

ENDS FEB 1ST 11:59PM

We are open for applications for The 2019 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival happening June 21 & 22!

Send your bio, website, audio links to submit@bbrf.ca

If you and your band are all aged 20 years and younger, we may have you be part of our Youth At The Blues initiative!

#Beaumont #Alberta #Canada #BeaumontBlues #BBRF #BBRF2019 #PlayBeaumontBlues #YEG #YEGmusic #YYCmusic #YYC #YVR #YVRmusic

 

 

Get your costumes on for the 11th Annual Beaumont’s Best Halloween Bash happening on Saturday, November 3rd at The Beaumont Community Centre, 5204 50 AVE, in Beaumont, Alberta.

This event is 18+, cash bar & food, munchies, live music from RadioActive and Shaguar, the dance floor will be rocking!!

We host this event yearly to thank our amazing volunteers who helped us put on The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival. Tickets will be available for the public to purchase. Volunteers for the 2018 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival are free, and their partners and friends can purchase tickets to attend.

Tickets are on sale now at The Painted Door on Main and also online at Eventbrite.

Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/586037575101171/ and let us know you are coming!

 

 

The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival and The Beaumont Society for the Arts are celebrating Alberta Culture Days with a party! Featuring live music from multilingual world beat folk band Le Fuzz!

This event is ALL AGES, entry is free, and bring cash for our cash bar/non-alcoholic beverages/food/snacks.

Le Fuzz is “….mischevious voyageur mayhem” – Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2431825006842660/ and let us know you are coming!

 

 

 

The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is a not-for-profit, 100% Volunteer Run Music Festival. As a group of volunteers heavily involved in other local volunteer and youth-focused ventures, each year we look for ways to be able to give back to our community.

We have a core Set of Values that we base our Festival commitments and decisions by:

  • To support Canadian artists
    • To provide family friendly entertainment
    • To encourage, support and recognize volunteerism

For a few years now, we have been offering our weekend passes for sale, from September 1st to November 31st, to local youth groups and other organizations, as a fundraising opportunity.

Each Giving Back Weekend Pass is sold for $75, and $25 of that goes to the fundraising group. This is a great fundraiser for sports teams, dance studios, school groups, and other not for profits.

For more information, and to get your next fundraiser set up to sell #BBRF2019 Giving Back Weekend Passes, please email Jeremy at jeremy@bbrf.ca and get started today!

Want to buy one of these passes? We will post what groups are selling them so that you can purchase from them!

 

 

 

As a non profit volunteer event without the benefit of a major corporate backer, each year we book the bands, arrange for the facilities, sell the tickets and then hope that mother nature cooperates; knowing full well the risk we are taking to pay our bills if the weather should turn or the tickets don’t sell.

Looking to the future and our 12th annual Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival, we are looking to you to help us be ready for that “rainy day”.

Whether you’re a friend of the festival or someone who supports live music wherever it may be found we hope that you will help us achieve our goal for 2019.

With your support we will be able to continue to give back to our community through initiatives including;
– Youth at the Blues providing a stage for young performers.
– #ForaGirl empowering and supporting women in the music industry
– “I support live music I support my community” providing fundraising opportunities to other not for profits.
– Sponsorship and support for the Edmonton Music Awards.
– And other future community based initiatives!

Any support you can offer is so very appreciated. And if you attend the 2019 festival please introduce yourself as a supporter, because we want to personally thank you!

https://www.gofundme.com/bbrf-rainy-day-fund?teamInvite=5WaLRNuACkWA9xjHnwSdZ5nsXucGL9sSUb8sEVBvHm1oCLsu0kToRgkzNfP4KPaf

 

 

SAVE THE DATE for the 11th Annual Beaumont’s Best Halloween Bash happening on Saturday, November 3rd at The Beaumont Community Centre, 5204 50 AVE, in Beaumont, Alberta.

This event is 18+, cash bar & food, munchies, live music and dance floor.

We host this event yearly to thank our amazing volunteers who helped us put on The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival. Tickets will be available for the public to purchase. Volunteers for the 2018 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival are free, and their partners and friends can purchase tickets to attend.

#YEG #YEGparty #YEGhalloween #ThankYouVolunteers #HalloweenParty #CostumeContest #CashBar

 

 

Have you checked out our local Beaumont sponsors and suppliers?

Road King Liquor is supplying our K-97 Fiesta Zone Beer Gardens and our VIP/Cabana bars too.

Jeb’s No Frills is where we get our grocery supplies for our musician and volunteer BBQ.

JJ’s Screen Printing and Promotions is printing up our new #ForAGirl t-shirt as well as our line of new merchandise.

Local artist Suzanne Foss created our #ForAGirl t-shirt design. Her incredible artwork can be found at The Painted Door on Main.

Chartier’s support over the past couple of years feeds our souls! It is our gathering place to celebrate our volunteer efforts with putting on this Festival!

Jef’s Cafe is providing smooth, delicious, full-bodied coffee again this year!

Unfauxgettable Interiors is decorating our Musician’s Tent again this year, and we love the vibe that this tradition has generated. We have many bands that have travelled all over the world and performed at innumerable festivals. The compliments about the beautifully decorated and welcoming atmosphere that Leslie Redshaw has created are many. Our Musician’s Tent is unique, and is making Beaumont stand out in the memories of our performers.

Dream Development is investing in Beaumont’s future with the coming neighbourhood of Elan. Dream has been involved in sponsorship of the Beaumont Blues since 2014 and has committed to sponsoring our Dream Main Stage for the next three years.

With our shuttle bus, visitors to the Festival will be exposed to the existence of Dansereau School, the Aquafit Centre, the High School and the shopping landing at the south end of town at Jeb’s No Frills. Our Festival patrons travel from Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, B.C. and even Ontario to attend The Beaumont Blues!

♥ The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is a not for profit, 100% volunteer-run initiative. We are proud to support Beaumont’s economy by spending the money generated by the Festival at local Beaumont businesses. ♥

#ShopLocal #BBRF2018 #Beaumont #Alberta

 

 

DAY PASSES are on sale online and at Acoustic Music Shop on 82 Ave in Edmonton!

Friday OR Saturday Day Passes for $60 each

Sunday Day Pass $30 each

#BBRF2018 #YEG #YEGmusic #Beaumont #Alberta #Canada #VictoriaDay #DayPass #SerenaRyder #SRB #SamRobertsBand #NiceHorse #FullLineup

 

 

You asked, we provided! We have transferable and non-transferrable weekend passes for you.

If you are looking to share your weekend pass between yourself and family or friends, now you can. We are selling TRANSFERABLE WEEKEND PASSES for $139 each.

NON•TRANSFERABLE – Not looking to share your weekend pass? You pay only $109 each!

Remember that kids 12 and under are FREE with paying adult.

Tickets can be purchased in person at Painted Door on Main in Beaumont, Acoustic Music Shop on 82 Ave in Edmonton and right here online on our website main page www.bbrf.ca

Looking forward to seeing you all June 15 to 17 ♪♫♪

 

 

“While I am sure we can agree that we should certainly be celebrating Women each and every day, I very much appreciate having this one day where the whole world stops and honours the strength and resilience of our wives, our sisters, our mothers, our grandmothers, and our friends.

Cheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook said ‘In the future, there will be no female leaders, there will just be leaders.’

My name is Jeremy Kornel and I am the executive director for the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival.  For those who don’t know, the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival (BBRF) will be taking place June 15 through 17 right here in Beaumont.

For 11 years the BBRF has brought to Beaumont the best in Canadian music from all genres, cultures, and demographics with an underlying mission to showcase our community, its talent, its businesses, and its people.  We want to show the world that Life IS better in Beaumont. Over the years we have grown beyond being only a music event by incorporating various initiatives to further our support of our community, the arts and youth. This includes our Youth at the Blues support for young performers, our artisan market, and our community group presale fundraising opportunities.
As a team of dedicated volunteers, and stewards of the BBRF legacy, we have always felt that it is our responsibility to be bigger than our event.  We have always wholeheartedly supported the community of Beaumont, the music community, several other not for profits, and the entire Region we live in.

2017 has been a startling, yet eye-opening, year in many industries. It may very well be known as THE year that women collectively found their voices and their courage to speak up and speak out… using words like #MeToo and #TimesUp.

We have witnessed the film, TV, and music industries shaken by numerous accounts of inequality, exploitation, and abuse.  Many of these accounts have been revealed to have occurred over long periods of time and centred around the systemic marginalization of women.  These accounts cite instances of unfair treatment, harassment, and in some cases violence and assault. I am here today to talk about the issues as they occur beyond the acceptance speeches, cross-country tours, and the red carpet moments. I am here to speak up about this issue as it relates to us. As a community and as humans. The music business is plagued with inequality when it comes to women pursuing their dreams.

As someone with over 25 years experience as a performer, event planner and music fan; who performs as part of a band with 2 talented women, I have witnessed and heard first-hand cases of this inequality. These issues are far reaching beyond what you see in the media and the celebrity cases these are issues that affect women in the industry at all levels.

Women who work hard to hone their craft, learn their instruments, train their voices and perfect their art.

Women who have to work harder, bust the stereotypes and shatter stigmas to achieve the same respect as their male counterparts.

Women who have to grit their teeth, bite their tongues and smile through derogatory comments that have become commonplace in an industry that is strongly male dominated with almost 5 males to every female musician worldwide.

Women who step off the stage and are complimented, commended and judged not by the quality of their song, their musicianship and performance – but by their appearance, what they wore on stage and how they presented themselves.

Women who walk into a venue carrying their own guitar case to be asked by the sound tech “when is your guitar player arriving”.

Women who are asked if they are “buying a gift for their boyfriend” when they are looking at instruments in a music store.

Women who are asked by management and agents to lose weight, to dress a certain way, to wear shorter skirts or to act more flirty.

Women who are told they should Smile more.

and by far the worst….

Women, countless women and girls, who are touched, propositioned, threatened or manipulated into unwanted and uninvited physical situations, and even assaulted – all as part of being a women in the music business.

Women in the music industry have to deal with comments like

“You’re a good guitar player … for a girl”

“You’re a good rapper… for a girl”

“You’re a good drummer … for a girl”

“You’re a good performer … for a girl”

 

It is time for a reframe.

 

“For a Girl” should NOT be an insult.

“For a Girl” should not carry negative connotations.

“For a Girl” should not in any way take away the power away from any talented female musician and artist.

“For a Girl” needs to be empowering.

“For a Girl” needs to be a statement of pride!

“For a Girl” needs to be a celebration.

 

Women are kicking ass right now and some of the most creative and talented artists both locally and in the music industry as a whole are incredible empowered females. With this in mind, the BBRF is stating an intention and a mission to support and empower not just women in the music industry but ALL women.

I am so proud to announce the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival’s “For a Girl” initiative.

We are stepping outside of the “festival norm”  and starting this year,  The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival will be mandating a minimum of 50% female focused talent on both our Main stage and our Jef Gibbs Community Stage. Additionally, for 2018, the BBRF is programming a 100% female focused Friday night lineup on both of our stages. Friday, June 15th from 4 pm till midnight both stages will feature female acts both local and nationally recognized performers.

In addition to this mandate, we expanding our support of marginalized and mistreated women.

To assist in their fundraising, and to bring further awareness to these issues the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival has chosen to align with the Sexual Assault Center of Edmonton (SACE) throughout this year’s festival. We will be providing our fans, followers and patrons information on SACE and what services they offer to our community as well as providing fundraising opportunities in conjunction with The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival based on our 2018 ticket sales.

We want to spread awareness, support and empowerment.

We want to celebrate and complement the many women who have faced this adversity while working hard to pursue their dreams.

We will be encouraging the widespread use of the #foragirl hashtag on all social media outlets.

Start today, get on your instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and proudly post about what you do.  Tell the world about how you have worked hard towards achieving your dreams – hashtag it with #foragirl. Let work together to spread this message beyond Beaumont, beyond the region, beyond Alberta or Canada but to the world.

Above all the BBRF is proud to provide a safe and inclusive environment for our performers, fans and all guests at our event.

If you or anyone you know has been subject to mistreatment or abuse we encourage you to seek help, talk to someone you trust or reach out to a support organization such as the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton.” ~ Jeremy Kornel, on International Women’s Day 2018

 

We announced our #ForAGirl initiative on International Women’s Day at Chartier Restaurant and with Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

 

Day Passes are for Friday OR Saturday OR Sunday June 1 – $60

 

Weekend Passes at the Gate June 15 –

Non-transferrable $159

Day Passes at the Gate June 15 – $65

Announcing The K-97 Fiesta Zone Beer Gardens at The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

K97 is Edmonton’s ONLY TRUE Classic Rock Station; with artists like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Aerosmith, AC/DC and more. Over 38 years in Edmonton; launching in May of 1979. Featuring Terry Evans in the Morning; an on-air fixture in the Edmonton Market for over 30 years. Find out more about them at the K-97 website.

With a strong presence on the Edmonton radio scene, and especially in the #YEG live music scene, we are excited to have K-97 on board with us sponsoring our beer gardens. Keep a look out for K-97 radio personalities around the Festival throughout the weekend.

 

 

And the 2018 lineup is:

Friday Headliner: Serena Ryder

Friday Mainstage: The Command Sisters, Terra Lightfoot, Hannah Georgas

Friday Jef Gibbs Stage: Britney Catherine, Keltie, Aurora Lenihan, Celeigh Cardinal

 

Saturday Headliner: Sam Roberts Band

Saturday Mainstage: Peter Puffin, The Tsunami Brothers, Rhodes, Mad Bomber Society, Joe Nolan and the Dogs

Saturday Jef Gibbs Stage: Guests: The Band, Alleviate, Bardic Form, Rake

 

Sunday Headliner: we cannot announce until April 28 😀

Sunday Mainstage: Misery Mountain Boys, Ben Sures, Paula Perro, Cousin Harley

Sunday Jef Gibbs Stage: Peter Puffin, KOMIKA, Dylan Farrell, Whyte Ave Womprats, Mariel Buckley, Erin Kay

 

The schedule can be found here: Beaumont Blues 2018 Festival Schedule

 

 

 

 

Festival Haiku 2

Run by volunteers
Following command of music
Hearts overflowing

#BBRF2018 #CantWait #YEGmusic #Beaumont #Alberta #Canada #MusicFestival #Volunteer

 

 

 

Join us live when we announce our full lineup for the 2018 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival at our St Patrick’s Day party coming up March 17th!

Tickets are on sale at The Painted Door and are only $20 each. We will have live music, cash bar, munchies, and you get to be there when we announce our exciting headliners and all the awesome talent that will be joining us this June!

Follow the link to find out hours and location of The Painted Door: https://painteddooronmain.ca/find-us

Pop over to the Facebook event page and let us know you are joining us! https://www.facebook.com/events/194906591062545/

 

 

Wandering the park

Up on the hill, field of green

Serene music plays

 

 

 

We are looking forward to our lineup announcement coming this March 17th at our St Patrick’s Day party. Be part of the fun and get your tickets for this event or you can join us live on Facebook as we stream the announcement at 7pm.

Got a suit like the one below? We dare you to wear it! Bring your best St. Patricks Day game and enjoy a cash bar, munchies, live music plus Jeremy Kornel’s DJ-ing skills, and you just might find some green beer too!

The party starts at 7pm, March 17th, 2018, at the St. Vital’s Hall, 5204 50 Ave, Beaumont, AB, T4X 1E3

#BBRF2018 #YEGmusic #Beaumont #YEG #Edmonton #Music #LiveMusic

EARLY EARLY BIRD WEEKEND PASSES

Thank you for supporting the Beaumont Blues and Painted Door on Main Artists Guild with the purchase of these passes!

These passes were available at The Painted Door on Main in Beaumont, AB, until Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Hours and location can be found at this link: https://painteddooronmain.ca/find-us

 

 

This is your chance to get yourself and/or your band in for The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival.

We are open for Canadian bands, of all music genres, to apply for a chance to play our 2018 festival, running June 15 to 17, 2018. Send your website/bio/video/audio links to the email submit@bbrf.ca . So get your application in today!

#AllCanadianLineup #Alberta #Canada #Music #Beaumont#Edmonton #Shpk #SpruceGrove #YEGmusic #YEG #Festival#MusicFestival 

Photo credit to Brian Zahorodniuk

 

 

Saturday, October 28, doors 7pm

St. Vital Hall 5204 50 Ave, Beaumont

Tickets $20 each

This event sells out, get yours today:

Purchase online at Eventbrite

Live Music from

Kixstart, Shaguar, RadioActive and Hudson Cruiser

CASH BAR | MUNCHIES | PRIZES

This Is An 18+ Licensed Event

 

 

 

Congratulations to Empowering Women Entrepreneurs and everyone who was involved in the 2nd annual Beaumont Night Market last night.

Over 4000 people came through the door to support 70 incredible local vendors with Music, food and beverages. It was a great night and a great event for Beaumont.

We are so proud to have been included and able to help with the musical backdrop for this great night.
#t4xproud #lifeisbetter.

 

 

 

The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival happens in the heart of sunny Beaumont at Four Seasons Park. The park’s address is 5417 43 Ave, Beaumont, AB and here it is on Google Maps

Before you leave your home, decide where to park. The following links go to Google Maps.

We’ve got Park’n’Ride happening thanks to Angela’s Busses, and you can get a pick up at Dansereau School at 5907 Rue Eaglemont, The Aquafit Centre at 5001 Rue Eaglemont and Jeb’s No Frills parking lot at 5201 30 Ave. Look for the blue Beaumont Blues parking signs and park near there, and the big yellow school bus will come by.

Please respect each businesses patrons and park away from the entrances to the buildings.

Four Seasons Park drop off and pick up for the shuttle bus is at the Beaumont Composite High School.

Folks with mobility issues can park at the Beaumont Composite High School located on the edge of Four Seasons Park at 5417 43 Ave.

Walk from the Beaumont Composite High School parking lot into Four Seasons Park by crossing the parking lot moving towards the baseball diamonds. There is a smaller parking lot within the gates of Four Seasons Park with a walking path at the other end of it that leads to The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival.

 

 

We are pleased to announce that we have a site wide liquor licence again for The 2017 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival. Alcohol purchases for our legal age festival patrons are available at the Fiesta Zone and you are welcome to sit and enjoy your beverage there, but you can also bring it with you back to your spot in front of the Main Stage and Jef Gibbs Stage.

We are featuring Labatt products in the Fiesta Zone.

 

Here is your chance to sing on our main stage! As Canada’s 100% Canadian music festival we are looking for 3 individuals to sing Oh Canada on the main stage at the 2017 BBRF, one per day. This is open to anyone and EVERYONE, A Capella, accompanied or with a backing track, English, french or BOTH!

Here is what you do…

1) Video yourself singing the anthem. Use your phone, a camera or right into your laptop. You are NOT judged on the quality.

2) Post that video, or a link to it, on our official BBRF facebook page and be sure to include your name and the hashtag #BBRFCanada150

3) Share that post with your friends and family and ask them to come over and click LIKE on the original post here on our wall.

That’s it! On June 3 the three videos with the most ‘Likes’ will be selected to come sing at the festival!

That’s not all! You will receive 2 full weekend passes and a couple of BBRF T-shirts!

*You must be available to come sing June 16,17 or 18*

You must enter on Facebook to take part in this contest!

#BBRF2017 #CanadasBiggestLittleFestival #10years

 

Did you hear? For a limited time, get yourself and your friends a semi-private Cabana Tent for a day!

We have one left for Friday and one for Sunday, $850 per day!

  • 10×10 Cabana tent at festival, fenced area.
    • 12 VIP passes for the day Included
    • Additional passes $55 each
    • Cash bar in Cabana area (Full bar service).
    • Semi Private porta potty’s with wash station
    • Kids 12 and under free
    • 1 VIP parking passes included

Email jeremy@bbrf.ca to book yours today!

 

 

BBRF chairperson Jeremy Kornel and VP Brent Hannah met with Daintre Christensen of Global News to talk about the Festival!

The 10th Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival kicks off on June 16th. 3 days of music including Corb Lund and Fred Penner! @BmontBlues pic.twitter.com/PEH9QIyTX5

— Daintre Christensen (@Daintre_) May 24, 2017

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival offers free passes to ticket holders of BC’s cancelled Pemberton Music Festival

The biggest music festival in BC has been cancelled. Organizers of the Pemberton Music Festival have filed for bankruptcy.
“The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival is shocked by the news of the cancellation of the Pemberton Festival,” said BBRF Creative Director Jeremy Kornel. “Music fans are what sustain the festival industry and we don’t want to see those fans left high and dry”.

Therefore, The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival (BB&RF) is offering a free admission to those who have purchased Pemberton passes for 2017.
“Those holding passes for the B.C. festival can submit their ticket for validation and receive one free general admission weekend pass to BBRF2017,” explained Kornel.

HOW TO EXCHANGE TICKETS
Pemberton Festival ticket holders should contact The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival by email jeremy@bbrf.ca
• attach an image of their Pemberton ticket(s) for validation and exchange
• include personal contact information
Replacement tickets can be picked-up at the BB&RF Box Office
Offer expires June 3rd and only while tickets remain available for the BB&RF

“The fans are our first thought,” said BBRF Creative Director Jeremy Kornel. “Music festivals are about community and the experience that you don’t get at other shows and concerts. While the Pemberton cancellation is disappointing for many, we want to offer a small consolation and give those fans an opportunity to engage in a weekend of unique music experiences in Beaumont.”

BB&RF 10th ANNIVERSARY
This year’s BB&RF 10th anniversary features performances by Corb Lund, Matt Andersen, Fred Penner, the Dungarees, Punch Drunk Cabaret and many more – on 2 stages over 3 days – June 16 to 18, 2017.

 

 

We are so pleased to present Fred Penner on Father’s Day, June 18, at The 2017 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival! He takes the stage at 7pm so that everyone can come and enjoy and still be home in time to get ready for school and work the next day.

Fred presents shows for the whole family, continuing on our tradition of providing family fun under the sun in the heart of Beaumont at Four Seasons Park. And remember that children 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, are FREE to enter. So you can bring the whole family and not break the bank! Tickets on sale now!

Acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivers a simple, yet powerful message: “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.” 

 

 

We are so exited to announce that:

Corb Lund will headline the 10th annual Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival (BBRF) with a main stage performance on Saturday June 17th.

Festival alumnus Matt Anderson was confirmed as Friday’s headliner and the legendary Fred Penner will headline the main stage on Sunday with a performance for all ages.

The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival will take place June 16-18 in Four Seasons Park in Beaumont, Alberta.

Other all-Canadian acts confirmed for the weekend include Punch Drunk Cabaret, Calgary’s Kirby Sewell and recent Project Wild winners The Dungarees. A mix of festival alumni and new performers round out the weekend and include The Boogie Patrol, Samantha Shultz, The Dirt Road Angels, Ray Gun Cowboys, Darrell Barr, Deanna Dolstra, Lynne Chwyl Band and local children’s entertainer Peter Puffin.

An assortment of talented of local acts take to the B Stage, including King of Foxes, The Velvetines, Ayla Brook and the Soundmen, Olivia Rose Leaf, Jade Roads, Cadillac Junkies, Lucas Chaison, The Joint Chiefs, Brooke Magnan, Kim Simon, Electric Audrey and Jasmine Whenham.

TICKETS
Tickets are available now at YEGlive
Non Transferable weekend passes are $109
Individual day passes are $55 per day.

FULL LINEUP Announcement for Beaumont Blues 2017 coming Friday, March 17th

AND St Paddy’s Day Party – THE PARTY of the Town of Beaumont

You asked for it, you are getting it! Full lineup announcement, including HEADLINERS and our second stage, is happening Friday, March 17, 2017.

Get your tickets for the St Patrick’s Day Party here on Eventbrite or at The Painted Door on Main.

Weekend passes are still $100 each FOR NOW, and will be that price for a limited time, so take advantage of our early bird pricing – when you see who we have playing, you won’t believe we are practically giving away our weekend passes at this price.

Why such a great price? Because we love you and you deserve awesome live music in your life. Tell all your friends, because they are going to want to come with you!

Weekend Passes can be purchased here: YEGlive

 

 

One of the things we are most proud of at the BBRF is having the ability to support and foster young singers, songwriters, and bands through our Youth at the Blues (Y@TB) program and the Festival. So great when we see some these acts achieving success, working towards their dreams and doing what they love.

Check out former Y@TB winners The Static Shift listed in the latest CBC 10 Young Musicians You NEED to Hear!

CBC Music Searchlight Playlist Young Musicians

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The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival, Canada’s biggest little music festival, with our ~ always all Canadian ~ musicians and bands. We are located in Four Seasons Park in Beaumont, just 10 minutes south of Edmonton, AB.

We are so much more than blues music! We have country music, alternative rock, folk, roots, rockabilly, classic rock, and more at our music Festival right here in Beaumont, Alberta, Canada.

Past performers for our music festival are Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk, SloanHawksley Workman, Jr. Gone Wild,  Whitehorse, Jesse Roper, Philip SayceDel Barber, Royal TuskKirby Sewell, RENDDoc Walker, The Sheepdogs, Kim Mitchell, LeE HARVeY OsMOND, Spirit of the West, Bobby Cameron, Mason Rack, Matt Anderson, Cousin Harley, Punch Drunk Cabaret, Lindi Ortega, David Wilcox, Dan Sinasac, The Powder Blues Band, Redemption Sons, Boogie Patrol, Paula Perro and the Project, Lynne Chwyl, Katie Rox, Hot Cottage, James Buddy Rogers, Cold Water Road, Shred Kelly, Graham Guest, Front Porch Roots Review, Rachelle van Zanten, Scenic Route to Alaska, Big Hank & A Fistfull of Blues, Back Porch Swing, Doll Sisters, Dan Sinasac, Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band, Raygun Cowboys, Bill Durst, Colin Linden, Monkey Junk, Ridley Bent, Boom Chucka Boys, Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Marshall Lawrence, Jordan Kaminski, Kalsey Kulyk, Gordie Johnson, Jimmy and the Sleepers, Amos Garrett, Harpdog Brown, Smokin’ 45’s, Eve Hell and the Razors, Erin Faught, Adam Holm, and so many more.

 

 

 

Thank you for all the submissions for an opportunity to play at The 2017 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival.

Please note that we are no longer taking applications.

Watch for our lineup announcement coming March 17th at our St. Patrick’s Day PARTY

~ The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Planning Committee

St. Patrick’s Day Party & Line Up Announcement 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7pm, at the St. Vital Seniors Club, 5204A-50 Avenue, in Beaumont, AB.

Tickets are $25, order yours by emailing merchandise@bbrf.ca .

Dance the night to your favourite songs from now and then, rock, pop, country and more with RadioActive and Shaguar’s instrumental retro surf rock and rockabilly.

And headlining our party is Bill Durst!

Of course we will have a cash bar – get yourself some green beer – and some snacks.

Be sure and wear green!

 

 

Did you know that Beaumont is home to a nationally recognized 3 day music festival every June?

What kind of artists come to perform here in OUR town? to name a few….

Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), Chantal Kreviazuk, SLOAN, The Sheepdogs, Doc Walker, Lee Harvey Osmond (Tom Wilson pictured below,) Kim Mitchell, David Wilcox, Spirit of the West, Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar), Hawksley Workman, Matt Andersen, Powder Blues, Del Barber, Ridley Bent and dozens more since 2008!!!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Beaumont Blue and Roots Festival (BBRF). Family friendly, fully licenced site, food trucks and great music all in Four Seasons Park June 16-18.

Don’t miss out on this world class event happening withing walking distance to home!

Early Bird weekend passes on sale now for $100 with 29 bands on 2 stages that works out to $3.44 per band! go to:
http://yeglive.ca/se…/beaumont-blues-and-roots-festival-2017
#community #bbrf2017 #lifeisbetter #shopT4X #local

 

Early Bird Weekend Passes for our 10th Anniversary 2017 festival are on sale now at YEGlive, only $100 each for a limited time!

You get all three days, from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18 and over 30 live bands for only $100. What a steal of a deal!

Pricing will be going up March 2nd, 2017, and we will begin selling day passes at that time at $65 each.

So what are you waiting for? Visit YEGlive at http://yeglive.ca/series/beaumont-blues-and-roots-festival-2017 to get your weekend passes today!!!

#BBRF2017 #YEGmusic #YEGlive #YEG #BeaumontAB #Leduc #Nisku #SherwoodPark #LiveMusic

 

 

We had a blast on October 29th, 2016 at St Vital Seniors Club for The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival 9th Annual Halloween Party!

This event was SOLD OUT

This event was free to our awesome #BBRF2016 volunteers

This was an 18+ event.

LIVE MUSIC

Doors were at 7pm
8pm KixStart Band
9pm Hudson Cruiser
10pm RadioActive
11pm Costume Contest

Cash Bar, Munchies, Prizes

#BeaumontAB #BBRF2016 #BBRF #Leduc #Nisku #SherwoodPark #Edmonton #Music #LiveMusic #EdmontonMusic #YEG #YEGmusic #YEGlive #Halloween #HalloweenParty #HalloweenBash

This event sold out!

Beaumont’s Alberta Culture Days

We had an awesome time tonight! Such great Beaumont talent in the white tents beside the Biblioteque Beaumont Library during Alberta Culture Days, enjoying the musical talents and diversity of River City Wranglers, Jenna and Barret, Deanna Dolstra and Jennifer de Forest,The Jazzy Blues Quartet , and wrapping up the evening – Lily. We enjoyed the awesome MC skills of comedian Bob Beddow all evening and greatly appreciate his talents and ability to keep it rolling through set ups between bands.

Delicous handmade Okanogan Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Shake and Crepe and facepainting by Dragon Paw Facepainting rounded out the evening. Those foodtrucks were great too, noms! Events continue throughout the weekend.

 

The Beaumont Society for the Arts, the Town of Beaumont Promotions Committee and the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival are working together to bring you one spectacular Alberta Culture Days weekend, where we will be showcasing so much of the Art and Culture that Beaumont, AB, has to offer.

Friday, September 30, 2016

A good ol’ Canadian Block Party in and around the Bibliotheque de Beaumont Library, 5-9pm
Food trucks, including La Poutine and Rapscallions will be onsite for some tasty treats.
An Art Exhibit will be held inside the library while live entertainment including; Comedian Bob Beddow, Fiddler Deanna Dolstra, A French Rock Band and the band Lily and The Jazzy Rock Quartet to finish the night.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Culture Day
Live Entertainment will be provided the whole day from 1-7pm, including Les Bûcheron Performance
beginning at 3:30 -5pm

Artist workshops will be running in and around The Beaumont Library from 1-4 pm, including Photography guided photo walks around the library & town office area (bring your camera), Wood turning key-chain, Stained glass and Henna Art.

There will be a Fundraising BBQ for one of our community groups running 1-3pm.

At 4pm the Taste of Beaumont will begin and included the following local restaurants, Chartier, Crepe and Shake Café, Jef’s Café, Maina’s Donair, Twin Dragon, Golden Palace, and Canadian Taste Buds.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Classical Organ Concert featuring the St. Vital Casavant Brothers Organ Beginning at 2:00pm

Featuring:
Tammy Jo Mortensen – Organ
Delaura Talbert- Voice
Corey Taylor- Trumpet
Meg Johnson- Violin
Carole Hudson- MC / Local historian

Refreshments to follow courtesy of The Beaumont Lions

 

 

Royal Tusk and Rend serenade Beaumont’s laid-back music festival

SANDRA SPEROUNES

Published on: June 18, 2016 | Last Updated: June 18, 2016 1:11 PM MDT

“Summer festivals,” smiled Royal Tusk frontman Daniel Carriere as he soaked in Friday night’s crowd at the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival. “This feels good.”

Nestled between a spray park, a small lake and a row of homes sits the main stage of the growing town’s growing fest, now in its ninth year, and now expanded to include rock, pop, rockabilly and folk.

Canadian veterans Lee Harvey Osmond, Jr. Gone Wild and Sloan are scheduled to perform this weekend, while Hawksley Workman and power couple Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida played last year.

The three-day event, located in Beaumont’s Four Seasons Park, is one of a handful of music festivals around the perimeter of Edmonton — including Stony Plain’s Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Festival, St. Albert’s Seven Music Fest, and Fort Saskatchewan’s inaugural Right From the Roots Festival, which will feature The Elwins, Joe Nolan, Jenie Thai and Danny Michel on Sept. 17 at the Shell Theatre.

Beaumont’s outdoor bash, about a 30-minute drive south of Edmonton’s downtown, feels more like a backyard BBQ party — where 50-year-old men can tote their cans of Palm Bay anywhere on the site, where little girls and older women feel free to dance by themselves in front of the stage, where no one yells at each other about the height of their camping chairs.

“We try to make it a really fun, family-friendly atmosphere,” says Jeremy Kornel, president and creative director of the BBRF.

He helped launch the festival in 2008 — as a two-day, 500-person, end-of-summer event at the Beaumont and District Agricultural Society Fairgrounds. In 2013, the festival moved to June and its current location — helping BBRF attract a wider range of artists and as many as 2,500 fans per day. The town itself is expanding — boasting a population 17,720 or an increase of 5.7 percent from 2015, according to its municipal census. But Kornel said only about 30 percent of residents attend the festival. The rest come from Edmonton and other parts of Alberta, even Saskatchewan.

“We wanted to bring people out to Beaumont,” said Kornel, who relies on 85 to 100 volunteers each year. “We started with a very small budget. We spent as much on this year’s headliner as we did on the whole festival in its first year.”

Friday’s lineup included Redemption Sons, a pack of Beaumont boys, and Edmonton rockers Savage Playground and Rend, starring acrobatic vocalist Carol-Lynne Quinn. She’s got the type of pipes that would make all four judges on The Voice turn their chairs in less than a second. Rend’s 45-minute set was a smouldering (and at times synthy) affair — highlighted by moody power ballads such as Is It Just Me and Supernova.

“It’s nice to do a family event,” Quinn said after Rend’s set, as she was surrounded by young children wanting her autograph. “One little girl came up to me and said: ‘I love you.’ It’s pretty cool. Everyone’s been really nice and supportive of us. I’m excited to check out Royal Tusk … and the food trucks.”

Edmonton’s Royal Tusk, featuring former members of Ten Second Epic, were Friday’s headliners — their blue-collared, rootsy-rock tunes serenading about 500 fans and the setting sun. Singer/guitarist Daniel Carriere’s melodic and raspy pipes took the chill off the evening, while guitarists Quinn Cyrankiewicz and Michael James added layers of sweet, squealing riffs to Fever and DealBreaker, the title track of their second and latest album.

As the rockers were revving into third gear, some festival goers started slowly heading to their cars, parked (for free!) in the nearby lots of Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School, Jeb’s No Frills or Aquafit Centre.

“I’d come back next year for the whole weekend,” said Sylvia, 66, who was attending for the first time with her husband, Jim, and their daughter and granddaughter.

The Edmonton couple, who used to be long-time Folk Fest supporters, didn’t want to give their last name. “The Folk Fest is wonderful — but it’s a victim of its own success,” she said. “I like this festival and Interstellar Rodeo, they’re smaller and friendlier.”

BBRF passes are still available via yeglive.ca. Saturday’s acts include Lee Harvey Osmond, Philip Sayce, The Fuzz Kings and Rooster Davis Group with Ann Vriend, while Sunday features Jr. Gone Wild, Sloan, Bobby Cameron, Paula Perro, Trent Severn.

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Saturday & Sunday at The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

Hashtag #BBRF2016

Awesome day yesterday and today is going to be wonderful! Expected high of 23 with zero precipitation and the clouds have all blown away.

KIDS 12 and under ARE FREE with a paying adult.

The day starts at 10am with breakfast at the Food Trucks in the public common area at the main gate. The public is welcome to come enjoy breakfast with us! Keep in mind the Town Parade starts at 11am PARADE ROUTE

Check out the schedule of performers at www.bbrf.ca and if you don’t have your passes yet you can still purchase online and at the gate ticket kiosk – cash/credit/debit.

We have some great vendors, Good Coffee is on site inside the Festival grounds serving up amazing caffeinated brews.

Instruments of Change is onsite today collecting musical instruments for youth who have been impacted by the ‪#‎AlbertaFires ‪#‎FortMacFire so please bring your gently used musical instruments to be dropped off in the public common area where the food trucks are.

Rickshaw Dave will be running his rickshaw from the Aquafit parking lot to the Festival grounds – please bring cash to tip him as he traditionally does not charge for this service!

Shuttle service begins at 3pm running between the Aquafit, highschool and Jeb’s No Frills parking lots – look for the big yellow school bus. Shuttle service will run until the grounds are cleared after 11pm tonight.

Sunday, gates 11am and again, the shuttle is a repeat of Saturday.

Join us for a great time today ending with Lee Harvey Osmond and fireworks tonight and Sloan tomorrow night!

 

MORE Exciting NEWS for 2016… we are excited to be working with Switch Vapor House to include the ‘Switch Vape Zone’ at the festival. Switch will be on hand with a vendor tent to show and sell you the products you might need and we will provide an area with a view of the stage and some picnic tables for you to partake in your vape !

#YEGvape #Vape #Best #Music #Festival #BeaumontAB #Vaping #Edmonton #YEG #YEGmusic #YEGlive #YEGevents #YYC #YYCmusic

 

We are putting a call out for young performers, ages 21 and under, to perform in the last few spots at The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival!

Come for The Crepe & Shake Open Mic’s – Thursday evenings but please confirm with them that you will have a spot to play the night you are planning on going – and try out! Or if you cannot make it out to that, email your submission to brent@bbrf.ca and jeremy@bbrf.ca with links to your website/videos.

If you are 22 or over please hold off on submitting until September! 😀

http://crepeandshakecafe.ca/

#GetDusted

#BBRF2016

 

Get your Advance Sale passes now before they go up in price this Saturday, JUNE 4TH!

WEEKEND PASSES

Right now are $125 going to $150 each on June 4th

DAY PASSES FOR SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

Currently $65 each, going to $95 each on June 4th

FRIDAY PASSES

$25 each right now, going to $45 each on June 4th

 

GET YOURS NOW, DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE

www.bbrf.ca/tickets

 

#‎AlbertaStrong

The Beaumont Blues and Roots festival (BBRF) board members and volunteers are deeply saddened by the devastation faced by our friends and neighbors in Fort McMurray. To help those impacted by this tragic event, the BBRF will donate $25 from every weekend pass sold between May 4 and May 30 to the Canadian Red Cross.

We know there are many of our dedicated BBRF fans who haven’t yet purchased your 2016 festival passes, at this time we implore you to consider picking up your passes now and helping us make the most of this fundraiser for Fort Mac.

Sloan | Lee Harvey Osmond | Royal Tusk | Jr. Gone Wild | Philip Sayce | Bobby Cameron | Trent Severn Band | Jesse Roper | Rooster Davis Group with Ann Vriend | REND | Blues Puppy Trio | Sam Spades | Paula Perro | Stephanie Harpe Experience | Pete Turland | Rita McDade and the Blues Fusion Band | Peter Puffin | Angela Saini | The Fuzz Kings | Lindsey Walker | Ramblin’ Ambassadors | The Collective West | Redemption Sons | Josh Sahunta | Youth at the Blues | Savage Playground

Passes are only $125 and can be purchased here https://yeglive.ca/series/beaumont-blues-and-roots-festival-2016

Questions? contact jeremy@bbrf.ca

#fmm #fmmfire #ymm #ymmfire #FortMacFire #FortMcMurrayStrong

 

 

This is the #AlmostTrueStory of Pete

 

 

#BBRF2016 #YEGmusic #YEG #YEGlive

 

 

Our Fiesta Zone Beer Garden sponsor is Labatt Brewing offering you their wide range of products including Alexander Keith’s, Kokanee, Bud Light, Stanley Park Brewery, Mill Street Brewery, Mike’s Hard, Palm Bay coolers, and more.

 

The Fiesta Zone will also feature our classic slushy Lime Margarita’s, and special for this year, Peach Bellini Bulldogs will be our limited time special during the festival weekend.

 

We will have our food trucks and artisian vendors returning as well.

 

This year our amazing lineup is:

 

Sloan | Lee Harvey Osmond | Royal Tusk | Jr. Gone Wild | Philip Sayce | Bobby Cameron | Trent Severn Band | Jesse Roper | Rooster Davis Group with Ann Vriend | REND | Blues Puppy Trio | Sam Spades | Paula Perro | Stephanie Harpe Experience | Pete Turland | Rita McDade and the Blues Fusion Band | Peter Puffin | Angela Saini | The Fuzz Kings | Lindsey Walker | Ramblin’ Ambassadors | The Collective West | Redemption Sons | Josh Sahunta | Youth at the Blues | Savage Playground

 

Come join the fun! SHARE this post to spread the word!

 

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Sloan tickets on sale now for June 19, 2016 for The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

Love Sloan? Sad you weren’t able to get tickets to see them this April in Edmonton?

Have no fear! The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival is pleased to announce Sloan are headlining our Festival, performing Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Even better, we have our weekend passes on sale for ONLY $125 each, so you’ll get to see Sloan, LeE HARVeY OsMOND, Jr. Gone Wild, Philip Sayce, Bobby Cameron, Trent Severn Band, Royal Tusk and more.

Let’s break that down, with our current list of announced performers:

Your Advance Sale Weekend Pass of $125, cost to you per band:

SLOAN – $4.03
LeE HARVeY OsMOND – $4.03
JR. GONE WILD – $4.03
PHILIP SAYCE – $4.03
ROYAL TUSK – $4.03
BOBBY CAMERON – $4.03
TRENT SEVERN BAND – $4.03
REND – $4.03
PAULA PERRO – $4.03
JESSE ROPER – $4.03
THE FUZZ KINGS – $4.03
PETE TURLAND – $4.03
ROOSTER DAVIS GROUP W/ANN VRIEND – $4.03
RAMBLIN’ AMBASSADORS – $4.03
RITA MCDADE AND THE FUSION BLUES BAND – $4.03
BLUES PUPPY TRIO – $4.03
STEPHANIE HARPE EXPERIENCE – $4.03
PETER PUFFIN – $4.03
COLLECTIVE WEST – $4.03
REDEMPTION SONS – $4.03
JOSH SAHUNTA – $4.03
LINDSEY WALKER – $4.03
SAM SPADES – $4.03
SAVAGE PLAYGROUND – $4.03
ANGELA SAINI – $4.03

Plus we will be featuring 6 local Youth at the Blues performers, we will announce them soon! 31 acts total for the weekend.

Conclusion: Would you pay $4.03 to see Sloan? I would too!

Get your $125 Advance Purchase Weekend Pass at YEGlive here: https://yeglive.ca/series/beaumont-blues-and-roots-festival-2016 

#YEGlive #BBRF2016

Headliners Announcement for The 2016 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

OK, here it is what you’ve all been waiting for, the BIG headliners announcement today.  First we are pleased to be extending our pre-sale $100 weekend passes until March 31!  You will have the full line up and all the details and a chance to get tickets at this all time low price … No more excuses!

One format change we are excited about is that our Main Stage and Jef Gibbs stage will be situated for viewing in the main festival area and will alternate throughout the day.   So you won’t miss a second of the great music from either stage!

Alright I know what you want … Here is the remaining line up announcements… we are excited to welcome:

 

Friday June 17 the final acts on the main stage are local rockers REND and ROYAL TUSK

 

Saturday June 18 the final 3 acts on the main stage JESSE ROPER, PHILIP SAYCE and LeE HARVeY OsMOND !!!

Saturday on the Jef Gibbs stage Lindsey Walker, Pete Turland and the Fuzz Kings

 

Sunday June 19 the final 3 acts on the main stage BOBBY CAMERON, JR.GONE WILD and SLOAN !!!

Sunday on the Jef Gibbs stage Angela Saini, Paula Perro and the Project and Sam Spade

 

Still to come will be our Youth at the Blues and more great additions to the festival … so get those early bird tickets while you can !!!

Finally for those looking for single day tickets we will have limited quantities available starting April 1, Friday $25, Saturday or Sunday $65 each … Quantities WILL be limited.

Buy your weekend passes now!

Ticketing provided by YEGlive

 

Main Stage Lineup – Excited to make the first of our MAIN stage announcements.

As we have done for the past 8 years the BBRF continues our dedication to supporting and promoting Canadian acts.  For 2016 we will be presenting many local acts, Alberta acts and Canadian acts across our 2 stages over the 3 day festival.  And remember there is still time to get your early bird weekend passes for the all-time low price of $100 each !!!

Appearing Saturday and Sunday ….

Peter Puffin

 

Appearing Saturday June 18th on the Main stage….

Ramblin’ Ambassadors

Stephanie Harpe Experience

Rooster Davis Group w/ Ann Vriend

 

Appearing Sunday June 19th on the Main stage….

Rita McDade and the Fusion Blues Band

Blues Puppy Trio

Trent Severn Band

 

Ramblin’ Ambassadors – learned to surf the hard way. Since 2002 they have been riding the waves of prairie dust in their hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Stephanie Harpe Experience – S.H.E. is an Edmonton born rock n blues sensation that consists of Stephanie Harpe, Blues Puppy, Rob Newhook and John Rawlo.  This high energy band had been independently successfully opening for Savoy Brown, Streetheart and BuckCherry to name a few.

Rooster Davis Group w/ Ann Vriend – The band that represented Edmonton at the Memphis blues challenge in 2016 !  As a piano player David specializes in the New Orleans piano traditions of players such as Dr. John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Alen Toussaint, and has created his own style that combines their influences with aspects of jazz, country, and rock, as heard on his playful yet soulful Christmas album “My Chestnuts, Your Fire.”  It is because of this style that he earned the moniker, Rooster Davis, which he records and performs under as a solo artist.

Rita McDade and the Fusion Blues Band – Offering up fresh original compositions and classic covers with original fusion twist! Six perfectly “seasoned” vetran musicians stir up the blues pot.  Fronted by Rita Mcdade’s infectious stage energy and powerhouse delivery, fusion blues band serves a myriad of musical “snapshots” with their vibrant performance.

Blues Puppy Trio – Sean “Blues Puppy” Riquelme (Named after John Lennon’s son) dazzles with his ability to sing and play guitar.  While perfectly capable of playing with veteran musicians, Sean felt the need to play with people comparable in age. He met John “Rawlo” Riley Chernoff at a jam. Sean’s thirst to play and create with someone his own age began to be quenched. Blues Puppy and Rawlo met Rob Newhook-Bass through their collaboration with The Stephanie Harpe Experience. The Blues Puppy Trio is ready for the next step!

Trent Severn Band –  Trent Severn is an acclaimed Ontario folk trio who sing original, contemporary songs easily described as “Canadian history in harmony”. Topically modern with a humorous twist, Trent Severn have inspired audiences all over Canada to share a patriotic laugh and let their glowing hearts melt away. Comprised of talented multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler, Trent Severn is a truly DIY band that showcases beautifully-crafted, evocative songs that continue the deeply poetic legacy of true ‘red and white’ pioneering troubadours.

 

 

Join us at 12noon this Friday, February 19, 2016, because we are announcing more of our awesome line up for this year’s Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival. Dave is waiting patiently, he’s already gotten his $100 weekend pass so he’s ready to party*.

* Yes, we know Dave Grohl is not coming to our festival, but we can always hope he’ll see this post and maybe he’ll think: “Hey, I need to get out to this biggest, little festival out on the Albertan prairie. The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is a gold mine of some of Canada’s strongest musical talent. This is something I need to support. This is something I need to do.” and then maybe he’ll show up – perhaps having already gotten his ticket online via YEGlive – and we’ll have red Solo cups for his partying enjoyment.

 

 

Welcome to 2016 BBRF friends and fans, this marks the first of many exciting announcements we will be making in the coming months leading up to our 9th annual Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival!  WOW 9 years, and we could not keep doing it without all of YOU!  The supporters who share our posts, who buy the tickets, who faithfully attend our festival rain or shine … you people are why we do it.

As we enter into planning for 2016 it is not without some challenges.  As we all know the economy is in a slump, unemployment is at a high and there is much conflict in our world.  We at the BBRF are not immune to this. Being a non profit event we rely on corporate, government and public support to be able to host this amazing event year after year.  And we recognize that you, our supporters, are dealing with some challenges in your day to day lives as well.   So as we enter into 2016 all these things were taken into account as we set forth to celebrate the music of this great country by provide the world class entertainment we have become known for, at a cost that is affordable, and offer MORE entertainment value for your dollar.

Some of the first exciting changes we can share at this time….

– More for the money; in past years Friday evening has been dedicated to the ‘Youth at the Blues’ event.  For 2016 the decision was made to include Friday evening in our regular festival programming.  What that means is we will be bringing you even more great acts with the full festival kicking off at 5:00 pm Friday June 17!!!  Now that certainly does not indicate an end to our Youth focus, stay tuned for future announcements on what the BBRF will be doing to promote and support youth music at the festival.

– More for LESS money;  that’s right, across the board ticket prices have been lowered for 2016 to allow you to attend with your friends and family for what we think is a great value.  Over 30 acts plus our beer gardens, food trucks, kids area and more!  Pricing will be as follows:

– Early Bird weekend passes are just $100 NOW until February 29th

– Weekend passes will be only $125 from March 1 through to June 3rd

– Weekend passes will be $150 from June 4 until the festival.

– Limited numbers of single day tickets will be available, announcement on those will follow.

– 12 and under still FREE !

– Jef Gibb’s Stage; our Jef Gibb’s stage has been revamped to bring you even more great acts through the weekend.  Relocated on the site we will be alternating between the main stage and the JG stage to bring you non-stop entertainment all weekend!

– Line up, we are working hard to bring you what you have asked for and put together a full weekend of incredible talent that you won’t want to miss.  Announcements will be forthcoming through February with our big final announcement happening March 19th at our annual St.Patty’s fundraiser.

Here is a taste of what our new Friday will look like..

Friday Main Stage:

Josh Sahunta

Redemption Sons

Savage Playground

***MAJOR HEADLINE ACT***  – To be announced soon !!!

Plus some great acts on our Jef Gibbs Stage.

 

SO don’t miss out on the $100 passes while they last, get yours at YEGlive.

 

 

With our 2016 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival coming up on June 17-19, you can get in on the fun at a great price of only $100 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s performances. Passes are available for purchase from our awesome ticketing provider YEGlive, follow the link here: https://yeglive.ca/series/beaumont-blues-and-roots-festival-2016

We will be announcing the full lineup at our St. Paddy’s Day Party on March 19th, 2016 and leading up to that will sneak out an announcement or two (or more) of some of the acts who will be performing this year.

Why have our tickets on sale before the lineup is announced? We have a dedicated group of people who always come for our festival because they know it will be a great time and we always have awesome performers. We love to be able to give them a break on the cost of tickets with our early bird pricing. Since we are offering that to them, why not offer the early bird pricing to everybody? We already have a couple of hundred of weekend passes sold, why not get yourself some at this great price before they go up to $125 each.

We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces at this years Festival! We are planning an incredible lineup and can’t wait to party with you this June!

 

 

 

Need some Christmas gifts for the music lover in your life?

THIS Saturday, December 12, 2015, we will be at the Painted Door on Main 5013 50 Street in Beaumont selling BBRF merchandise at 20% off! Also while you are there you can get 2016 weekend passes for just $75 and we will donate $25 of that back to the Painted Door!

Tee shirts, cowboy hats, touques, posters, sunglasses, water bottles, bandanas, and MORE.

ONE DAY ONLY 10:00am till 4:00pm Saturday December 12, 2015

 

 

Remember this 1 of a kind painting that was created backstage at #BBRF2015, the one where EVERY performer who played the festival added a little bit to create this incredible one of a kind hand painted piece of art?

Signed along the edge by all the performers including Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Hawsley Workman, Del Barber, Doc Walker, and more.

You want it? We are auctioning this off with all proceeds going back into the festival to help us bring you even more great entertainment in 2016.!

The original is on display at Unfauxgettable Interiors The Paint Boutique & Studio in Beaumont #105, 5003 – 30 ave Beaumont, AB.

To place a bid you can go in person to see what the current bid is and view the painting and the amazing store! Or call the store at 780 737 3289 and place a bid. This is truly a unique item for the music lovers out there.

Bids close 5:30 pm on March 16, winner announced live at the BBRF St.Patty’s fundraiser March 19, 2016!

 

We are pleased to be able to help out the Artist’s Association of Beaumont with their Annual Art Show and Sale by providing live music and sound gear/sound tech volunteer services for the whole event.

You will be able to view and purchase local artisan’s works, for more information visit their Facebook event page!

The Artist’s Association of Beaumont Art Show and Craft Sale is located at St. Vital Senior’s Centre, 50 Avenue & 52 Street in Beaumont, AB. Today it will be open from 3pm to 9pm, with a reception going from 7pm to 9pm, and open again tomorrow from 10am to 5pm.

 

 

UPDATE: October 29, 2016 is our 9th Annual Halloween Bash! St. Vital’s Hall, 5204A-50 Avenue. Beaumont is just 10 minutes south of Edmonton! Tickets sell out fast, order yours right away! jeremy@bbrf.ca

#BeaumontAB #YEGmusic #YEGlive #YEG #StrathconaCounty #SherwoodPark #Leduc #Nisku #Edmonton #music #LiveMusic #Festivals #Festival #BBRF #BBRF2016

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Every year we have a thank you party for our volunteers and this year – what an evening! We had such a great time enjoying live music from Beaumont’s own Shaguar and RadioActive and dancing the night away! The wide variety of costumes were imaginative and just plain delightful – such cool ideas!! Want to join in the fun? We have our St. Paddy’s Day Fundraiser and Party coming up March 19, 2016 at St. Vital’s Hall, 5204A-50 Avenue. Beaumont is just 10 minutes south of Edmonton!

 

 

#BBRF #BeaumontAB #Leduc #Nisku #Edmonton #SherwoodPark #YEG #YEGlive #YEGmusic #music #LiveMusic #Festival #Festivals #MusicFestival #MusicFestivals #EdmontonMusicFestival #EdmontonMusicFestivals

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Previous Blog Posts

 

Youth at the Blues past players and winners

Since 2010 the BBRF has featured Youth at the Blues to support and promote local under aged 22 musicians and groups of all genres. For our 2016 season we have six Youth at the Blues spots available, email jeremy@bbrf.ca to submit yourself or your band for an opportunity to play this year!

2015 Youth at the Blues Competition

Thank you to the Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School for hosting our 2015 Preliminary rounds for the 2015 Festival.

Congratulations to Savage Playground and Josh Sahunta, our YABC #BBRF2015 winners!

2014 Youth at the Blues Competition

Congratulations to our Singer/Songwriter winner Jake Buckley and Band winners The Static Shift

Thank you to our judges Shannon Anderson (Woodruff Sweitzer Advertising Agency), Tim Schutz (Program Director at 95.7 The Cruz), Jennifer Wanke (Venue Manager – Dinwoodie Lounge/Myer Horowitz + Event Coordinator for the University of Alberta), and Mark Tamagi (President/Owner of 93.1 The One). Youth at the Blues 2014 competitors were Megan Kierstead, Jake Buckley, Sam the Living, Olivia Wik, The Static Shift,  Savage Playground, Suit Jacket Society, and Maverick.

2013 Youth at the Blues Competition

Congratulations to our winner – Braden Gates

Thank you to our judges Grant Stovel of CKUA, musician Colleen Brown and Tim Schutz of 95.7 Lite FM ♪ ♪ Thank you to all who tried out ~ Jake Buckley, Yikes!, Doll Sisters, James of Darkwood, DRT, The Truth, Flug Muggit, Rebecca Lappa, Trevor Cameron, Dark Revelations, Goodmorning Groove, The Archaics, Sonic Nation

 

2015 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Halloween Party and Volunteer Thank You

 

The 2015 Blues Run in support of MADD – Mothers Against Drinking and Driving Canada will be held  Friday, June 19th.

We welcome runners and walkers of all ages to join us on this 5 km route. All participants in this run are welcome to come enjoy the Youth at the Blues Competition for FREE, happening at Four Seasons Park starting at 5pm as the run wraps up.

Find all the info at The Blues Run on Facebook

The first Blues Run was held on in 2013. The proceeds went to MADD in rememberance of three young local youths – Bradley Arsenault, Kole Novak and Thaddeus Lake – who’s lives were taken when they were struck by a drunk driver November, 2011. Beaumont resident and marathon runner Bonnie Jordan started the Blues Run to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving and to honour the three.

Photos of the 2013 1st Annual Blues Run

 

2015 Kickoff Party

PARTY!!!! Saturday, June 13th, 2015 is our Festival kickoff party at Blackjacks Roadhouse. The shenanigans start at 7pm. No cover charge!

We would like to invite our patrons, volunteers, bands and everyone to come join us. We are thrilled that Dahlia Wakefield of Dirt Road Angels will be performing for us live. This is your chance to meet the organizers and sponsors of the Festival and enjoy the great atmosphere at Blackjacks in Leduc!

http://blackjacksroadhouse.com/

Beer Fest 2015

Yukon Dave is heading down to the Calgary International Beer Festival and will be featuring his brew – “Yukon Holiday” Beer – so check out the label and you’ll see our logo! We are so pleased to have Yukon Brewing at our Fiesta Zone Beer Gardens this year and Dave is doing some really cool things in connection with this.

Find BBRF labeled “Yukon Holiday” beer at ‘Eat Vancouver’ this weekend, and on May 13th is the “Yukon Holiday” train over the High Level Bridge! Keep an eye out at select Sobey stores starting May 28th to get your own BBRF labeled “Yukon Holiday” Beer and listen to 1260 TSN radio on May 29th to hear Yukon Dave talk about the trip he is giving away, Yukon Brewing and our partnership with the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival 2015.

Thank you Yukon Dave and have fun at the Calgary International Beer Festival this weekend!

http://yukonbeer.com/

Rock The Vote Alberta 2015

The BBRF has always had a focus on youth with our youth at the blues and other initiatives. Engaging those 18-30 in the provincial election and encouraging them to make an educated decision and of course to VOTE is something that we feel is important. With this in mind we are pleased to be a part of this event at Blackjack’s roadhouse in Nisku.

We hope to fill the place for this free concert where you can meet the candidates, learn what they stand for and enjoy some amazing FREE live entertainment.
‪#‎rockthevotealberta

The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockthevotealberta/895416283854620

Press Release below:

Free Concert-Rock the Vote Alberta-encourages youth to get out and vote_Apr17-2015

Jouer Cafe

The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival is a family focused music festival. In line with this we are so excited to announce that Beaumont’s new kid’s play centre and cafe Jouer Cafe are sponsoring the ‘Jouer Cafe Kids Fun Zone’, which will be a supervised fenced area for parents to be able to leave their children for a couple of hours to do crafts, play games and enjoy other activities while their parents go enjoy the Festival!

Since June 21st is Father’s Day, there have been some fun ideas planned for the mini patrons of the ‘Jouer Cafe Kids Fun Zone’ to play and create with!!

The lovely thing with this is for all of us parents who have wanted to have our children also come for the BBRF now can bring them, knowing that they will be entertained when they get tired of being with parents and need to go hang out with their own.

Please note that children ages 12 and under are admitted to the BBRF for free.

A huge thank you to Jouer Cafe for sponsoring this! Details will follow for what activities are planned for the Fun Zone.

95.7 Cruz FM presents Friday and Sunday lineup 2015

We are thrilled to have 95.7 Cruz FM on board again this year, presenting our Friday night performers The Static Shift and awesome blues duo The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, as well as our amazing Sunday alternative rock and blues lineup including Kirby Sewell Band, Hawksley Workman, Don Sinasac, Punch Drunk Cabaret and Sun vs Moon Featuring Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk. The Cruz is one of the few stations that dedicate airtime to blues music and we appreciate their passion for it!

103.9 CISN Country presents Country Day at the BBRF 2015

As roots music encompasses a wide range of styles, from folk to country to rock, we choose to show our appreciation of all music styles by featuring music at our Festival that goes beyond just the blues.

We are pleased to announce 103.9 CISN FM is presenting our Country Day at the BBRF, sponsoring our Saturday lineup of Amygdalah, Jay Sparrow, Dirt Road Angels, Ridley Bent, Del Barber and the Profiteers, The Boom Chucka Boys, and headliners Doc Walker.

Check out the lineup for The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival 2015

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Youth at the Blues Competition

The Static Shift

The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Amy Metcalfe

Jay Sparrow

Dirt Road Angels

Ridley Bent

Del Barber and The Profiteers

The Boom Chucka Boys

Doc Walker

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Youth at the Blues Competition Winner

Dan Sinasac

The 427’s

Kirby Sewell Band

Punch Drunk Cabaret

Hawksley Workman

MOON vs. SUN Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida

~ The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Society

Youth at the Blues Winners 2014 

Congratulations to Jake Buckley who won the singer/songwriter category and The Static Shift, winners of the band category tonight at Youth at the Blues!

See these awesome young performers again Saturday afternoon, check the Schedule for times!

The prize packages include:

Singer Songwriter Prize Package:

Music Video Package from Production World

250$ Gift Certificate to Gibbs and Co Custom Merchandise

Spot at the Festival (3:45 on Saturday)

Opening Gig at the ARTery for an artist coming in the summer of your choice

Band Prize Package

3 songs worth of recording time from Sufficient Studios (Edmonton)

250$ Gift Certificate to Gibbs and Co Custom Merchandise

Spot at the Festival (1:45 on Saturday)

Gig with Edmonton Blues Society

Woodruff Sweitzer will also be working with both winners to develop press packages.  You may have noticed their fabulous work on our new website and logo.  Exciting stuff!!

Photographer Brian Zaharodniuk is providing photo packages as well! His work is amazing!!

The judges tonight were:

Shannon Anderson (Woodruff Sweitzer Advertising Agency)

Tim Schutz (Program Director at 95.7 The Cruz)

Jennifer Wanke (Venue Manager – Dinwoodie Lounge/Myer Horowitz + Event Coordinator for the University of Alberta)

Mark Tamagi (President/Owner of 93.1 The One)

The turnout tonight was amazing and we are excited that so many people are hearing the immense talent that the young music scene of Alberta holds!

 

 

2014 Youth at the Blues finalists

Singer Songwriters:

Megan Kierstead

Jake Buckley

Sam the Living

Olivia Wik

Bands

The Static Shift

Savage Playground

Suit Jacket Society

Maverick

Check out the lineup that we’ve got happening now!! Set times will be updated soon.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Goodmorning Groove

Ken Stead 

Amber Suchy

Wayne Alchin

Kalsey Kulyk

Alex Vissia

Lindi Ortega

Whitehorse

Matt Andersen

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Fuzz Kings

Mae Anderson

Eve Hell and The Razors

Braden Gates

Punch Drunk Cabaret

Bardic Form

Raygun Cowboys 

Cousin Harley

The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs are headlining #BBRF2014 Sunday, June 22nd 2014

It is official, we have The Sheepdogs headlining Sunday, June 22nd at the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival 2014! Check out their Juno nominated video “Feeling Good”. You know you’ve rocked out to this tune on the radio more than a few times!!

Matt Andersen headlining The 2014 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

We are very pleased to announce the amazing Matt Andersen is headlining the 2014 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival! Our weekend passes are still at the amazing price of only $75 ~ for the whole weekend including Matt, plus Lindi Ortega, Whitehorse, Cousin Harley and Punch Drunk Cabaret.

BBRF Volunteer Appreciation Party October 25th, 2013 at the Beaumont Community Hall

We all had a blast at the Volunteer Appreciation Party last night. Our committee members got a chance to show off their own skills with their bands while partying up with our awesome volunteers. The bands were  The Recess MonkeysMarco Corbo & Jeremy Kornel (as ‘el Mask-o), Hudson CruiserDoucheBaggery and RadioActive.

The 1st Annual Blues Run on Saturday, June 22nd beginning at 9am. This is a 5 km run/walk, with all the proceeds going to MADD – Mothers Against Drinking and Driving Canada

The November, 2011, drinking and driving tragedy that claimed the lives of three young local youth – Bradley Arsenault, Kole Novak and Thaddeus Lake – was the basis of Beaumont resident and marathon runner Bonnie Jordan’s motivation to have the run done to raise more awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving and to honour the three.

And the Youth at the Blues winner is….

Braden Gates!!

Congratulations Braden, and also congratulations to all the other wonderful performers who came out and performed tonight and during the preliminaries. It was a real pleasure for us to have the opportunity to hear you and enjoy your talents!!

Jake Buckley

Yikes!

Doll Sisters

James of Darkwood

DRT

The Truth

Flug Muggit

Rebecca Lappa

Trevor Cameron

Dark Revelations

Goodmorning Groove

The Archaics

Sonic Nation

Congratulations to L. Weis for winning the Ultimate Blues and Roots Festival Experience Contest 2013

The prize package includes meet and greets with our headliners David Wilcox and The Powder Blues! Plus best seats in the house next to the sound booth, t-shirts, and even the chairs they will be sitting on. We are so excited for you! Thank you to our headliners and sponsors that have provided the prizes.

~ The BBRF 2o13 Volunteer Committee

2013 Beaumont Blues Sponsors

This Festival is an event sponsored by and put on by the Town of Beaumont and a crew of volunteers including Town Hall staff and private citizens of Beaumont, Edmonton and surrounding areas. Thank you for making this Festival happen!

Thank you to 93.1 The One – Leduc’s Best Country for presenting this whole Festival, we are excited to have you on board!

Thank you to Howard Gardiner Associates Chartered Accounts for applying your skills to our bills!

Thank you to the local TD Bank branch for sponsoring us and for the staff who will be volunteering their time at this event!

Thank you to Danone DanActive for your sponsorship and we are excited about the samples that will be available at the Festival!

Thank you Blackjacks Roadhouse for your sponsorship with promotions, and everything else you do! You have always been there for us with the Blues Festival. Plus, thank you for providing our Festival goers with parking and shuttle services and we are excited about the public afterparty Saturday evening on June 22nd.

Thank you to Moosehead Beer for providing us with awesome beers for the Beer Tent!

Brian Zahorodniuk, you have provided The Beaumont Blues Festival’s photography pretty much from the start six years ago! All this has been volunteer and for the love of music. Plus Brian is providing the Youth at the Blues winner a photo shoot. Thank you for gifting us with your time and memories of present and past festivals, visit our Gallery page to view them.

Thank you to The Beaumont News for sponsoring our advertising with you and featuring us in your stories!

Thank you to Grafik Portables for all the banners and signage you willingly provide for us!

Thank you AXE Productions for stage, set up and more. Plus AXE is providing the video shoot and edit for the Youth at the Blues winner.

Thank you Tim Toohey Cosmetic Dentistry for being a long time loyal sponsor of us!

Thank you to Flaman for providing trailers, and other essentials for the Festival!

Thank you to Expressionz Cafe for hosting the Youth at the Blues preliminaries and also for the web space!

Thank you to Beaumont’s Home Hardware for overflow parking space and your support!

Thank you to Gibbs and Company for sponsoring event T-shirts for the Festival!

Thank you to Sherwood Park Dodge for the loan of vans to transport the bands!

Thank you Fast Fence for the help with the awesome fencing!

Thank you CKUA for the support with radio ads!

Thank you Edmonton International Airport (EIA) for sponsoring advertising! Look for our ads at the arrivals and departures.

Capital Colour did an amazing job on our posters!

Thank you to FestivalSeekers website and check out our page on their site!

Thank you to Schwabs RV for the loan of a trailer!

Starbucks Beaumont for providing our volunteers with coffee and treats for the weekend!

We couldn’t do this Festival without all of you helping us out!

The 2013 Youth at the Blues finalists are:

Braden Gates

The Doll Sisters

Rebecca Lappa

Sonic Nation

Congratulations to you all and we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the bands that came out and performed. We have a vibrant and lively youthful musician community in Edmonton that we were very lucky to get to have three days already being treated to their talents! Pop over to the Youth at the Blues page to see who all tried out and listen to (and buy!!) their music.

We are looking forward to hearing the finalists at the Youth at the Blues evening June 21st at Four Seasons Park. Tickets will be available at the gate for $15 for the evening, or as part of the weekend pass.

Official set times for the 2013 Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival

Posted on March 26, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

Friday, June 21st                                       

Youth at the Blues 

 

Saturday, June 22nd

12:30-1:15pm Great North Blues Band

1:15-1:45pm Billie Zizi

1:45-2:30pm Colleen Brown

2:30-3:00pm Cam Neufeld

3:00-3:45pm Katie Rox

3:45-4:15pm Lisi Sommer

4:15-5:00pm Cold Water Road

5:00-5:30pm Alice Kos

5:30-6:30pm James Buddy Rogers

7:00-8:00pm Front Porch Roots Review

9:00-10:30pm Powder Blues

 

Sunday, June 23rd

12:30-1:15pm Kevin Cook

1:15-1:45pm Ken Stead

1:45-2:30pm Hot Cottage

2:30-3:00pm Kayla Hotte

3:00-3:45pm Graham Guest

3:45-4:15pm Andrew Scott

4:15-5:00pm Paula Perro and The Project

5:00-5:30pm Jasmine Whenham

5:30-6:30pm Shred Kelly

7:00-8:00pm – Boogie Patrol

9:00-10:30pm – David Wilcox

The Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival 2013 line up is…

Posted on March 19, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

The lineup, with the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival officially at it’s new home in Four Seasons Park right in Beaumont, is:

Friday Night, June 21st

Youth at the Blues competition finalists

Saturday Night, June 22nd

Katie Rox, Front Porch Roots Review, Coldwater Road, Craig Cardiff, James Buddy Rogers, and Powder Blues

Sunday Night, June 23rd

Kevin Cook, Paula Perro and the Project, Graham Guest, Boogie Patrol, Shred Kelly, Hot Cottage, and David Wilcox

Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster April 1st. Our weekend pass is at an amazing $75 if purchased in advance. This is an all ages festival, 12 and under get in free. The order the bands are listed in above does not indicate the order the bands will be playing during the Festival.

Vive la Festivale!

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BBRF 2013 Line Up Announcement – March 16th at 12noon!

Posted on March 14, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

Tune in here for a live stream at 12noon this Saturday, March 16th, to find out this year’s festival lineup! Jeremy Kornel will be making the official announcement, plus you will find out the winner of the “Leaks” clips we’ve been posting all week on Facebook. Join us here!!


Video streaming by Ustream

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Ticket Pricing – Advance Sales starts April 1st

Posted on February 25, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

Tickets ON SALE
April 1, 2013 on Ticketmaster

Advance Sales

Start April 1st 10:00am through to
June 20th 12midnight

Weekend Pass: $75

Saturday or Sunday Single Day Pass: $50

 

At The Gate from June 21st to 23rd

Weekend Pass: $125.00

Saturday or Sunday Single Day Pass: $75.00

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Beaumont’s Family Day at the Pool

Posted on February 17, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

Visit our table at the Family Day at the Pool in Beaumont to learn more about the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival this year. Volunteer opportunities abound the day of the festival, come listen to some great music for free and get involved in Alberta’s music.

If you have a local business that would like to get involved as a sponsor, please let us know, we’d love to have you come on board!

See you at the pool!

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Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Family Day at the Pool at the S&D Aqua-Fit Centre – Ice Cream Sundaes, Balloon Animals, Spray Tattoos, Toonie Swim Event. Brought to you by the Town of Beaumont Promotions Committee and the S&D Aqua-Fit Centre.

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Thank you Capital Colour!

Posted on February 15, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

We would like to extend thanks to Capital Colour for printing up the gorgeous flyers for the festival, look for them at our table at the Family Day event this Monday. Take one and post it in your staff room at work!

http://www.beaumont.ab.ca/

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New name, new date, and more ‘Beaumont’ for the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival

Posted on February 9, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

Following five years calling home to the Beaumont and District Agricultural Society (B.A.D.A.S.) Fairgrounds, 1 km west of Beaumont, AB, the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival (formerly ‘Beaumont Blues Festival’) is excited to announce a change of location. We have applied to the town of Beaumont to relocate the festival to Four Seasons Park right in the heart of town! Home to Don Sparrow Lake and the Lions Water Spray Park, the 53 acre Four Seasons Park will increase visibility not only for the festival itself, but also for the local businesses and the town as a whole. This considered move follows months of consultation with patrons, residents, industry experts and the town. Additional considerations include shelter from weather elements, room for expansion and safety for patrons.

The 6th annual festival is to be held during the summer solstice on June 21-23, 2013, meaning glorious music in the summer sun! Whether you are from Beaumont, St. Albert, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Devon, Edmonton, or further afield, join us!

Since 2008, as Canada’s only 100% Canadian Content festival, the Beaumont Blues Festival has been proud to present the Alberta Capital Region with the best in live Canadian blues, roots, folk, rockabilly and country music. The BBF has continued to grow and expand from our grassroots beginnings into a world class festival.

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Beaumont Blues Festival is moving to June 21-23, 2013!

Posted on January 31, 2013 by beaumont • 0 Comments

Big Changes

The summer solstice, that moment when the earth reaches its maximum axial tilt and the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. The longest day of the year for us here in the northern hemisphere. The summer solstice, the day the BLUES returns to Beaumont!
BBF 2013 … JUNE 21-23, 2013