News and Updates

2021 Festival Update

May 31, 2021

Yes we had to postpone our 2021 Festival but am excited to share our new dates…September 10, 11, 12, 2021! We are excited with the vaccine roll out across the province and declining numbers of Covid 19 cases and anticipate we will return to The Bruce in September with an outstanding three day blues festival. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent updates! Tickets will be available online at Ticketscene closer to our dates.

2020 Festival Planning Has Begun

February 12, 2020

Planning and organizing for our 2020 edition of the award winning Lighthouse Blues Festival is well underway! Our artist line-up is nearly complete and we hope to announce by early March. In the meantime follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we post updates and drop all kinds of hints about who is coming! If you need accommodations, book now as the town will fill up quickly! Looking for suggestions, or have any questions, contact us directly at

Six weeks away from the Lighthouse Blues festival!

June 1, 2019

We’re just six weeks away from the Lighthouse Blues festival! Ticket sales have already been brisk as we are getting strong repeat fans for the terrific lineup for this 10th edition of our award winning festival! Coming for the first time? Here’s a few suggestions - if you need accommodations book today! We are a summer lakeside destination and hotel rooms are at a premium. The Friday and Saturday Night Main Stage performances are ticketed events but the Saturday Street Festival and Sunday Morning Gospel Revival are both FREE! There will be some seating at the Friday and Saturday Night Main Stage provided but feel free to bring your own folding chairs. This is an All Ages event.

Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario!

March 7, 2019

We’ve done it again! For the fifth year in a row our little blues festival has been recognized by the Ontario tourism industry as a Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario! This is quite an accomplishment considering only two other blues festivals made this list, the RBC Ottawa Blues Festival and the Orangeville Jazz and Blues Festival, two festivals with much larger budgets. In recognizing the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival, it was noted that the Festival stood out among over 1200 eligible festival and events for its excellence and professionalism. We’re a small, boutique festival competing with much larger, bigger budget festivals so this recognition says a lot about our efforts to be a destination event for this region. We really couldn’t have this festival without the support of our business community, so this award is shared with them, along with the many, many volunteers who work on our behalf.

10th Anniversary Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival!

Jan. 24th, 2019

Planning for our 10th Anniversary Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival is well underway! Our entertaining three days this year are Friday July 12, Saturday July 13, Sunday July 14!Hope you’re planning on coming and if so, book your accommodations early! We will be booking 12 outstanding international touring artists for our Main Stage again this year, including Grammy nominated Danielle Nicole and Chicago slide guitar queen, Joanna Connor, both who blew away our 2018 fans! Watch for additional acts to be announced soon”

2018 Tickets Now On Sale!

Apr. 9th, 2018

Our tickets are now on sale at and will be available at local ticket outlets in a few weeks! It’s not too early to be booking your accommodations if you’re coming from out of town. We have a block of rooms on hold at the Inn on the Harbour but call direct and ask for Dan, letting him know you’re coming to the festival. 519-396-3311. Our other suggestion is the Holiday Inn Express where if you call direct and ask for Karen, the manager, just tell her “IDOTHEBLUES” and you’ll get the festival discount! For other available hotels, motels and campgrounds as well as some neat things to do while in Kincardine go to”

Top 100 Festival!

Mar. 6th, 2018

Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) would like to congratulate the Lighthouse Blues Festival as a Top 100 Festival or Event in Ontario for 2018. Your festival stood out from almost 1,200 individual festivals and events in Ontario represented through their FEO membership that were eligible to apply for this prestigious award. You are now in the company of renowned festivals and events who meet a standard of excellence in the Province of Ontario. FEO would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support to our organization. We truly value our relationship with each and every festival and event member. Once again, congratulations on being named a 2018 Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario!

Happy 2018!

Jan. 4th, 2018

All the best from us at Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival, we hope you had a great Holiday Season! Be sure to head over to our Facebook page and give us a follow! We’re busy gearing up for the 2018 Festival and are posting regular updates. We’re off to the IBC in Memphis later in January and expect to have some big news when we return!

Welcome to the New Home of the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival

Dec. 12th, 2017

After months of preparation our new website is launched today! A big shout out to Mike Bartlett and the creative team at Progressive Results Group, who, as our major digital/print marketing sponsors, worked on our new internet presence and will be responsible for maintaining it.