Top Summer Music Festivals

Summer is just around the corner. What better way to spend those long summer nights than listening to great music? Read below for a festival line-up that you will not want to miss.

Urban Festivals

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Saskatoon
June 23 – July 2, 2017

If listening to music in the Bessborough gardens or relaxing under the shade of a beer tent along the river bank sounds like the perfect way to spend your day, the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival will fit the bill. From jazz to blues and world beat to funk, you will find everything you need at Saskatchewan’s largest cultural event. Attend this internationally recognized event for a chance to hear Feist, Ziggy Marley, Amanda Marshall and more. 

Regina Folk Fest, Regina
August 10-13, 2017

Held annually in downtown Victoria Park, the Regina Folk Festival delivers a diverse lineup of artists. This year, musical acts include Tegan and Sara, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Marty Stuart, Natalie MacMaster and many more. The festival includes free daytime concerts and workshops on four stages, an arts market, a children’s area and an international food court.  

Top Things to Pack for Urban Festivals:
Both of these festivals happen outside and seating is not provided. So, be sure to bring along a low chair or cushion to sit on, some sunglasses, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle.

Countryside Festivals

Ness Creek Music Festival, Big River
July 13-16, 2017

Imagine a tent city in the forest, with live entertainment: that’s the Ness Creek Music Festival. Over 4,000 people head to northern Saskatchewan each year to enjoy indie, roots and folk music from across the globe. The line-up this year includes Alex Cuba, Coig, Elliott Brood, Royal Canoe and more. Environmental, artistic and cultural activities are woven through the site. Enjoy shopping at the Artisan Market during the day and dance the night away under a blanket of stars!  

Gateway Music Festival, Bengough
July 21-23, 2017

Watch the sun go down in the historic Big Muddy Valley as you listen to your favourite band at the Gateway Music Festival. Some of Canada’s hottest acts, along with local talent, play at this growing festival. The 2017 line-up includes Tom Cochrane, The Sadies, Megan Nash and more. Camp out for the weekend and enjoy hot showers, take a dip in the swimming pool and use the cook shack. 

Top Things to Pack for Countryside Festivals:
Both of these countryside festivals offer camping, so plan to stay on site to make the most of the experience. Pack your camping gear, bring some bug spray and maybe have your guitar handy for a fire side singalong.