Ticket Info

Thank you for your incredible support in making this the fastest selling Blues Fest ever!
Passes/Tickets will not be sold at the gate this year, but you can pick up your previously purchased
passes at the Auditorium Box Office from Tuesday July 3, to Friday July 6, at 1:00 pm.
Passes that aren't picked up at the Auditorium Box Office will be available at the
Main Gate on the Festival site by 4:00 pm on July 6.
To avoid delays, we recommend picking up your previously purchased passes
from the Box Office if possible.

Tickets for the 2018 Thunder Bay Blues Festival, taking place at Marina Park on July 6, 7 & 8, will be available through the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Box Office. Contact information, as well as pricing follows below.


Ticket Type



VIP Weekend Pass


Limited Quantities available! VIP Packages include: VIP Laminate pass with schedule and lanyard, Access to VIP Tent and the first few rows in front of the stage, Complimentary Snacks, Food Vendor located right inside the VIP Area, Private Washroom Area, Private Bar. **

Weekend Pass



Single Tickets


Single Tickets will be sold closer to the event only if the Festival doesn't sell-out prior to that.
(Blues Fest has sold out for the past two years in a row!)

Children 5 & Under  Free

*Plus Handling Charges

**VIP Weekend Passes do not include on-site parking.
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Purchase Passes

You may purchase your passes online by clicking here.
Passes may also be purchased by phone: 807-684-4444 / 1-800-463-8817 (Toll Free), or in-person at the TBCA Box Office located at 1 Paul Shaffer Dr. Thunder Bay, ON.


We encourage pass buyers to pick up their purchased passes from the Auditorium Box Office prior to Friday July 6, to avoid delays entering the Festival grounds. However, if you are unable to pick up your passes prior to July 6, they will be available for pick-up at the main gate. Photo ID and the credit card that was used to purchase the passes must be presented in order to pick-up your passes.

When purchasing tickets online, be sure that the address in your browser starts with tickets.tbca.com
There are a number of third-party resellers who are also selling tickets to Community Auditorium events  - including the Thunder Bay Blues Festival. Often, these resellers are charging a premium to purchase tickets through their sites.
We can not replace lost or stolen tickets, and can not provide support to ticket holders with tickets that have been purchased through a third-party site.


We endeavour to make the Blues Festival the most enjoyable experience possible for our patrons. Please note the following rules:

  • The entire Blues Festival site is now smoke free, and any smoking must be done outside of the Festival Grounds.

  • We strongly encourage people with canopied lawnchairs to be respectful of people around them and not position such chairs in a manner that will obstruct the view of others.

  • "Selfie Sticks" are not permitted on the Festival Grounds.

  • Only empty water bottles are allowed to be brought on to the site, and can be filled at the water re-filling station located on the Festival grounds.

Failure to abide by the rules listed above could result in your pass being revoked without refund.

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Proceeds in support of:

Thunder Bay Blues Festival


The Gate opens at 4pm on Friday July 6, and at 12:00 noon on both Saturday July 7, and Sunday July 8.
(Gate times are approximate.There may be slight delays in exact opening times of the gate due to artist sound checks)

The gate closes at 9:30 pm each night.

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Contact Us

For further information on the festival, please fill out our online form on the Contact Us page.



Bob Halvorsen

General Manager

Community Auditorium

(807) 343-2309