News and Updates

2024 Festival Updates

February 19, 2024

Our tickets are now on sale at Coming from out of town? Be sure to book your accommodations early as Kincardine is a summer destination hotspot and hotels will fill up early! This year’s festival has a top-drawer lineup on our Main Stage of 12 international touring artists and then the free BIA Saturday Street Festival features another 25+ regional and local artists on 6 performance stages. And then we have our Sunday Morning Gospel Revival! So much great live blues in one summer weekend!

Another Successful Blues Festival!

November 4, 2023

Our 2023 Festival was hugely successful and we thank everyone who came out to enjoy three days of live blues on our 10 performance stages! We especially wish to thank Canada Heritage, the Province of Ontario, Factor, the Municipality of Kincardine, Kincardine BIA and our many corporate sponsors, whose generous financial support makes the Lighthouse Blues Festival possible! We are now planning our 15th festival, to be held July 12, 13, 14, 2024 so please follow us here and on our social media for future updates!

Our 2023 Festival is moving forward!

February 20, 2023

Our 2023 Festival is moving forward! We have booked our 35+ artists to play on our Main Stage and 5 Street Stages and tickets will be sold online beginning Friday February 24 at Be sure to book your accommodations early as we are a summer destination and rooms will sell out quickly. And while Queen St. will be under construction this summer, we will still have an exciting Saturday Street Shuffle with 5 stages and a Music Workshop, Children’s Zone, Artisans on the Boardwalk and vintage British Sportscars…everything you have come to expect at our Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival! Details to follow!

2023 Festival Updates

January 25, 2023

Details about our 2023 Festival will be posted soon but in the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we do post periodic updates there.

Artists & Schedule Announced! Tickets Available Now!

March 5, 2022

Our Bruce Telecom Main Stage and 5 supporting street stages have all been booked and a full listing of the 35+ artists is posted! Our first block of 200 tickets will be released online at on Monday, March 7, 12:00 am. If you’re coming from out of town, book your accommodations TODAY as Kincardine is a summer vacation destination and rooms are scarce. We welcome Siemens Energy as a new Presenting Sponsor and if you own a business and want to be part of this exciting three day, award winning music festival, be sure to contact us!

2022 Festival Update

February 7, 2022

We’re coming back on our traditional second weekend in July dates for 2022! That’ll be July 8, 9, 10 so start making your plans! This year’s festival will have everything you’ve come to expect…two nights with our Bruce Telecom Main Stage at The Bruce, 4 street stages on Saturday plus a singer/songwriter workshop, lots of family-fun entertainment, British vintage sportscars, Artisan Alley and Streetmarket and then followed by our Sunday Morning Gospel Revival.

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 [email protected].

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.