Music Lovers & Travelers - Find Your Music Fest This Year!

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Festival International De Jazz | Montreal, Quebec | June 26 – July 5 | 
http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/questions-en/ 
The 36th edition of the largest Jazz festival in the world welcomes more than 2 million visitors to 10 free outdoor stages and 15 concert halls featuring 3,000 musicians. Montreal’s downtown core is off-limit to cars so fans of all types of jazz can enjoy this year’s lineup including Huey Lewis + The News, Erykah Badu, John Scofield, Jesse Cook, John Mayall, Joshua Redman and Taj Mahal


Festival D’ete De Quebec | Quebec City, Quebec | July 9-19 | 
http://infofestival.com/
 
Canada’s largest outdoor musical event with 1,000 artists, 300 shows and 10 venues has a stellar lineup of world renown musicians featuring every style of music. This year’s headliners include The Rollings Stones, Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Keith Urban, The Doobie Brothers, Deep Purple

 
Osheaga Music and Arts Festival | Montreal, Quebec | July 31-August 2 |
http://www.osheaga.com/
 
Celebrating its 10th year, 100 bands play on 5 stages at the beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène, site of Expo 67. Over 135,000 music lovers from North America and Europe will gather to hear this year’s lineup featuring Florence + the Machine, The Bahamas, Patrick Watson, Ben Harper, RL Grime and many others
 


Ottawa Blues Fest  | Ottawa, Ontario | July 9 - 19 | 
http://ottawabluesfest.ca/ 

The largest blues festival in Canada since 1994 is a multi-stage, multi-genre event located at LeBreton Flats in downtown Ottawa. This year’s diverse line-up includes international stars Kanye West, Keith Urban, Richard Thompson, Ceelo Green, Air Supply, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Canadian Favourites Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip


Way Home Music & Arts | Oro-Medonte, Ontario | July 24-26 |
http://www.wayhome.com/
 
Toronto’s affiliated version of the popular outdoor mega-fest Bonnaroo is being inaugurated this year with a solid representation of modern indie rock including headliners Neil Young, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J, Hozier, and Hey Rosetta

 

Boots & Hearts  | Bomanville, Ontario | August 6-9 |
http://bootsandhearts.com/
 
A festival for country music fans with a penchant for tent or RV camping, this growing show is featuring Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line and Justin Moore
 

CityFolk | Ottawa, Ontario | September 16-20 |
http://cityfolkfestival.com//
 
Taking place in Ottawa’s urban Lansdowne Park, more than 50,000 fans will see the likes of Van Morrison and UB40 perform alongside leading-edge artists Wilco, Arcade Fire's Will Butler, The Avett Brothers, Of Monsters and Men, Walk Off the Earth, Lucinda Williams and Lord Huron. A 10pm sound curfew moves the music indoors
 


Calgary Folk Fest | Calgary, Alberta | July 23-26 | 
http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com 

A 4-day family-friendly jamboree at Prince’s Island Park attracts over 50,000 attendees. Celebrating 36 years, its multi-faceted programming includes interactive sessions with international artists from diverse cultural traditions. Folk legends Richard Thompson, Louden Wainwright III and Buffy Sainte-Marie join Father John Misty, The John Butler Trio and others


Big Valley Jamboree  | Camrose, Alberta | July 30 - August 2 |
http://www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/
 
The 23rd annual BVJ featuring country singers from all over North America draws thousands of campers and partygoers to the exhibition grounds for the 4-day event. This year's lineup includes Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Lee Brice

 

Canmore Folk Fest | Canmore, Alberta | Aug 1-3 |
http://canmorefolkfestival.com/
 
The longest running folk music festival in Alberta is located in the breathtaking Bow Valley. Close to 20,000 visitors appreciate the family-friendly alcohol-free grounds. Standout acts this year include the Deep Dark Woods, the Strumbellas, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Dany Michel and Cowboy Junkies
 


Vancouver Folk Music Festival  | Vancouver, B.C. | July 17-19 | 
http://thefestival.bc.ca/

Jericho Beach Park is has 7 beachfront outdoor stages for the 38th annual family-friendly festival. Global sounds, blues, celtic, and Pan-African artists get together over 3 days to entertain 30,000 visitors. Featuring Richard Thompson, Said The Whales, Angélique Kidjo and Canada’s own Mathew and Jill Barber, Adam Cohen and many others

Rockin’ River Musicfest  | Merrit, B.C | July 30 – August 2 | 
https://rockinriverfest.com/

The 4-day country music festival has relocated to the “Country Music Capital of Canada” where superstars Lady Antebellum along with Big & Rich and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take the stage as headliners. Children under 12 go free and there are multiple campgrounds with options for cars, tents, RVs and cabins

ArtsWells Festival | Wells, B.C. | July 31 – August 3 |
http://www.artswells.com/

Small town Wells hosts 4 days of 100 diverse musical acts with jazz, folk, world, electronic and hip hop on 12 stages. The “All Things Art” event features workshops for beat boxing, Ukrainian dance, laughter yoga and lyric writing, performances such as spoken word, fire spinning and dance, activities for kids, live theatre and art exhibits

Squamish Valley Music Festival  | Squamish, B.C. | August 7-9 |
http://squamishfestival.com/  

Now in its 6th year, the festival has rapidly established itself in the Canadian music industry. Expanded to cover 97 acres, the site holds over 100,000 attendees, with improved camping facilities and transportation. A roster of more than 70 performances are headlined this year by Mumford & Sons, Drake, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Sam Smith and more


George Street Festival  | St. Johns, NL | July 30-August 4 | 
http://www.georgestreetlive.ca/

The 4-day country music festival has relocated to the “Country Music Capital of Canada” where superstars Lady Antebellum along with Big & Rich and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take the stage as headliners. Children under 12 go free and there are multiple campgrounds with options for cars, tents, RVs and cabins

Rock The Boat MusicFest  | Tyne Valley, PEI | July 31 – August 3 |
http://www.peioysterfest.com/rock-the-boat-musicfest//

In its 2nd year, the one-day event is part of the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival that runs from July 29th to August 2nd. Featuring the 51st Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship where shuckers from across Canada compete on a main stage, this year’s music festival is headlined by Tom Cochrane, The Irish Descendents and Matt Andersons

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival  | Fredericton, NB | September 15-20 |
http://www.harvestjazzandblues.com/  

In the heart of downtown Fredericton, hundreds of musicians appear on 27 stages, in 4 marquee tent venues and local restaurants and bars. Boasting Maritime hospitality, the festival has kept its Atlantic musical roots since its inception in 1991. This year’s headliners are Colin James, Florence K, Oliver Jones Trio, Matt Anderson along with many others

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