Dutch Mason Blues Festival



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Country and Region CanadaNova Scotia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Dutch Mason Blues Festival
14 Court Street, Suite 200
Box 166
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2N 3H7
Phone: +01 902-890-5003
Email: dmbluesfestival@eastlink.ca

Festival Description

The Dutch Mason Blues Festival pays tribute to Canada’s Prime Minister of the Blues each summer in August. Featuring 3 days of Blues, Bikes & BBQ, with outdoor Concerts, a Custom Motorcycle Show, BBQ Competitions, Acoustic Showcases, Artists Fan Fair, Late-nite Blues Jams, Vendor Market and much more!

We are very proud to present an incredible line up of artists for our 6th annual Dutch Mason Blues Festival. Joining our international festival ambassador, Blues legend JAMES COTTON, acclaimed award winning artists ROBERT CRAY, JONNY LANG, RONNIE HAWKINS, JOHNNY WINTER, JAMES HARMAN, THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS, ZAC HARMON, THE RESPECTABLES, LAYLA ZOE, MORGAN DAVIS, GARRETT MASON and many more!

The 2010 festival event takes place August 13th to 15th at the Truro Raceway & Exhibition Grounds in Bible Hill, Truro, 20 mins from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and 45 mins from the capital city of Halifax. The venue facility offers all festival amenities including an on site campground for tents and trailers, VIP Deck, seating areas, and a free festival shuttle to local accommodations. The Truro Raceway & Exhibition Grounds has the capacity to host up to 25,000 festival patrons on site.

Atlantic Canada’s MOTORCYCLE LIFESTYLE SHOW open in the big tent throughout the Dutch Mason Blues Festival weekend showcasing of some of the hottest custom bikes, accessories and motorcycle apparel, from Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. Cruise in and check out the PRO BUILDER and CUSTOM BIKE competition, then cast your vote for the ’Peoples Choice Award’ winning bike. Enter the body art TATTOO competition for great prizes.

Come enjoy the great taste of barbecue all weekend! Once again you’ll have a hot time at our annual Maritime BBQ Competitions featuring rib cook-off and the Budweiser Best BBQ Sauce competition. Pitch your tent at the on-site campground, visit the many vendors, concessions and exhibitor booths.

Festival Dates August 9 - 10, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.dutchmason.com/festival/

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Practical Info:

Venue:
  • Bible Hill, Truro Raceway & Exhibition Grounds
    Truro, Nova Scotia

Tickets 2010:
  • FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE
    73 Ryland Avenue, Bible Hill, Truro
    Toll Free 1-866-99DUTCH (38824)
    Email: dmbftickets@dutchmason.com
    TICKETS TO BE EXCHANGED FOR A BRACELET ON SITE
  • Prices
    • FESTIVAL SINGLE DAY TICKET PASSES
      Includes admission to all attractions on that day.
    • FRIDAY Aug 13th - $45+HST in advance $59+HST at Gate
      The Fabulous Thunderbirds/Johnny Winter/The Respectables & More
    • SATURDAY Aug 14th - $65+HST in advance $79+HST at Gate
      Robert Cray/Jonny Lang/James Cotton/Zac Harmon/Layla Zoe/Garrett Mason & More
    • SUNDAY Aug 15th - $35+HST in advance $49+HST at Gate
      Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks/Ronnie Baker Brooks/James Harman & More
    • FESTIVAL WEEKEND TICKET PASS - $135+HST
      3 Day Pass includes: Daily admission to Concerts,
      Motorcycle Lifestyle Show and BBQ Competitions
    • FESTIVAL VIP TICKET PASSES - (only available from festival box office)
      VIP Admission to Concerts, Motorcycle Lifestyle Show and BBQ Competitions.
      VIP Seating on covered raised deck for premium concert viewing includes:
      VIP Parking, Bar Service, Food Service, Restroom and Security.
      WEEKEND VIP PASS - $265+HST
      FRIDAY VIP PASS - $90+HST
      SATURDAY VIP PASS - $130+HST
      SUNDAY VIP PASS - $70+HST
  • Note:
    • No Video or Recording Devices
    • No Food or Beverages
    • Lawn Chairs Permitted
    • Rain or Shine Event
    • No Refunds or Exchanges
Camping:
  • On-site festival camping for tents and trailers is available.

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