Are you keep thinking visiting Canada this year? If you are a live music fan – like we are – here are the most important music festivals in Canada for 2017. So, now you have another great reason to visit Canada. Have a great vacation!
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2017
APRIL 18-APRIL 22, 2017
Canadian Music Week began in 1981, and has grown to become one of Canada’s largest and most influential media and music conferences.
It draws top industry professionals to participate in a four-day program of activities. Throughout the duration of the event, performers put on shows at venues ranging from popular bars and halls, to trendy clothing stores and cafes.
Many emerging new bands use this festival as an opportunity to ‘get spotted’ by the A&R reps that are around in greater than average numbers during the music festival.
Tickets: from $10.00 / Show
or Wristbands for $75.00 or $150.00
aka Amnesia Rockfest, this is an annual outdoor rock, punk, metal, alternative, ska and hardcore music festival, that takes place each June in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 2005 by then 17-year-old local resident Alex Martel, it has become the largest rock music festival in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
Although the event takes over the entire town, the main festival grounds are located at the marina. Camping is from the 22nd to the 25th, opening night is on the 22nd, the two main days are on June 23 and 24. Among all the music festivals, if you love nature and camping, good music and tons of fun, this one is a must see!
SLED ISLAND 2017 CALGARY, AB JUNE 21-JUNE 25, 2017
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is an annual independent music and arts festival held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since 2007, Sled Island’s thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have fused with Calgary’s youthful energy to produce a one-of-a-kind festival experience.
Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of over 300 bands, visual artists, filmmakers and comedians as well as over 40,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, transforming the city into an arts lover’s paradise that has earned rave reviews from artists, fans and media from across the globe.
ROCK THE PARK 2017
JULY 12-JULY 16, 2017
Rock the Park spent its first 10 years catering to the Classic Rock demographic, which continued to bring back loyal fans annually. In 2014, Rock the Park added its first ever Country Music night, what a night that was!
With over 11,000 fans packed in the park, Jones Entertainment Group knew it was time to explore various genres of music to appeal to a larger London crowd and grow our festival to cater to all music fans for at least one night each.
For 2017, Rock the Park will continue on with its tradition as being one of the most anticipated outdoor summer festivals in Canada.
QUEBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017
QUEBEC CITY, QC
JULY 6-JULY 16, 2017
Every year, the Festival d’été de Québec attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City’s historic district for concert by international superstars and top new talent.
Colourful street performers also bring their special magic to the Festival, not to mention the great program of shows and activities for the whole family.
INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON 2017
JULY 21-23, 2017
HERITAGE AMPHITHEATRE – HAWRELAK PARK
INTERSTELLAR RODEO 2017
COUNTRY NOIR, EPIC INDIE, CALIFORNIA SOUL, REBEL ROCKERS AND MORE …
With 2017 marking the 6th anniversary, we can honestly say that This Ain’t Their First Rodeo!
As one of the very diverse music festivals, Interstellar is pleased to bring you a line up that once again brings distinguished, daring and dauntless talents to the stage for this auspicious year.
Interstellar Rodeo has made its mark presenting an innovative mix of performers across genres, with a core emphasis on those making waves in the roots and Americana world.
CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
JULY 27-JULY 30, 2017
The Calgary Folk Music Festival takes over Prince’s Island Park Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30.
The diverse musical event features a wide range of established and upcoming folk, blues, rock and world music acts from local to international.
Artists perform throughout each day on the main stage as well as several side stages.
It’s a genre-defying, continent-linking festival where fiercely independent, creative troubadours and master instrumentalists from Mauritania, Korea, New Zealand, Australia,
the UK, Ethiopia, the United States and Canada celebrate diverse traditions, deep roots and cool grooves.
WayHome Music & Arts Festival, produced by RepublicLive, is a three-day music and arts festival held at the custom-designed camping festival grounds, Burl’s Creek.
The festival offers multiple stages, a variety of late-night spectacles and experiences, international and local cuisine, an on-site locally produced farmers market, original art installations and more to 40,000+ fans over the course of the weekend.
WayHome Music & Arts was recently awarded the New Kid on the Block (Best New Festival) award and was nominated for Major Festival of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Music Awards with a repeat nomination in 2017.
August 4-5-6, 2017
Parc Jean-Drapeau, MONTREAL, QC
Since 2006, Virgin Mobile presents Osheaga Music and Arts festival in collaboration with Molson Canadian has established itself as the most important festival of its genre in Canada.
With its numerous outdoor stages located at parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s Saint Helen’s Island, Osheaga attracted 135 000 music lovers from North America and Europe last year.
A huge celebration dedicated to music and visual arts, Osheaga has given itself the objective of discovering local and national emerging talent offering them the opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest international artists.
BOOTS AND HEARTS
AUGUST 10th – 13th, 2017
Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil.
It is a four-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigors of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.
With more than 35 artists, ranging from global superstars to emerging artists, Boots and Hearts offers an eclectic mix of country music styles.
Located in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Just 15 minutes north of Barrie. Nestled behind groves of mature maples, the vast meadows will surround our event and show off our beautiful Canadian landscape.
One of the special things about the Boots and Hearts experience is camping. There is nothing quite like sleeping out under the stars with thousands of your best friends!
POP MONTREAL 2017
SEPTEMBER 13-SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-proﬁt curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world.
Delivering a bold cross-section of art forms and events, the festival includes concerts, symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, ﬁlm screenings, and, of course, a few all-night parties.
HEAVY MONTREAL 2018
JULY 28-JULY 29, 2018
Unfortunately, there will be NO Heavy Montréal in 2017. But they are promising to return stronger than ever next year (July 28 and 29) at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Evenko will also be holding Heavy in the City on July 27, 2018, with shows at various venues around town.
Heavy Montréal was being cancelled in 2017 due to a number of factors, including the renovations that will be going on at Parc Jean-Drapeau and the fact that the summer of 2017 will have a busy schedule for other hard-rock and metal shows in Montreal.
Meanwhile, the hard-rock superstars Guns N’ Roses will perform this year at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Aug. 19, just a couple of weeks after the time frame when Heavy Montréal has typically taken place.
The site for the Guns N’ Roses show has a capacity of 45,000.
Evenko is still busy this summer, presenting a consistent list of shows, at you can see here: HeavyMTL 2017.
On the top of this list is Metallica with special guests Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat, at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Part of their WorldWired Tour 2017, Metallica will present their latest album “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct” on July 19, 2017 at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal QC