Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival returns to Deer Lake Park with free admission

Last updated: February 15, 2023

Burnaby, BC – The City of Burnaby is giving music fans something to cheer for this summer as the legendary Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival will return to Deer Lake Park – and this time, admission will be free.

Burnaby Blues + Roots, one of B.C.’s premier outdoor music festivals, is set for August 12, 2023. Over its 22-year history, the festival has featured an array of award-winning artists at Deer Lake Park including Robert Cray, Colin James, Smokey Robinson, k.d. lang, Nathaniel Rateliff, Feist and The War on Drugs.

The full lineup for the 2023 festival will be announced this spring, along with other festival details including volunteer opportunities. The 2023 festival will also feature the return of signature attractions and amenities including the family zone, food trucks and more.

“The Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival is one of the most exciting events that we host in Burnaby,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “By removing ticket fees we’re ensuring that everyone in our community will have the chance to come down to Deer Lake Park and enjoy a fantastic day of music with friends and family.”

About Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival:

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival has been a highlight of the outdoor concert season since 2000 and exists to celebrate the influence of roots and blues music in a unique venue. The festival encourages cultural awareness of musical talent and provides a platform for local and Canadian artists and ensuring that female and BIPOC artists are represented.

Learn More: Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival

For more information contact:

Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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