Nanaimo Blues Festival has some blues for everyone – from R&B, boogie-woogie, blues-rock, to Chicago blues, jump blues, soul & gospel and so much more. Enjoy and dance to the blues in Nanaimo’s scenic Inner Harbour and feel the oceanside breeze and good island vibes! This year’s blues line-up includes The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Sue Foley, Thornetta Davis and an amazing line-up of regional and local blues musicians. You are in for a treat on Saturday with the Summertime New Blues Showcase introducing young and emerging blues players on the local scene. Experience the Sunday soul & gospel hour and we dare you to keep your feet still. Food trucks, vendors and refreshments are on site. Bring your chair or rent one on site. Come celebrate summer and dancing with the blues community and remember the blues makes you feel so good! EARLY BIRD ticket prices in effect until January 31, 2023. More headliners to be announced! Get your Early Bird tickets now at