September 12 – 15, 2024

Presented by REGENT THEATRE and DURHAM BLUES FESTIVAL INC.

Our 2023 Festival has come to an end. Over three days we hosted almost 2000 people in the ‘Big Tent’, and received very positive feedback. We would like to thank all of the performers who brought their unique talents to both our outdoor and Regent Theatre stage. Another big thank you to our sponsors and vendors. Without you we couldn’t have made this happen!

Stay tuned to this website for information regarding our 2024 festival, taking place on September 13-15.

Sponsors

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Durham Rock & Blues Festival will take place over four nights/three days from Thursday, September 12 through Sunday September 15, 2024.

The daytime part of the event is FREE to the public, and will take place outdoors on the Victoria St Parkette, adjacent to the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario. Multiple bands will be performing along with food vendors and a licensed concession (cash only). Entertainers and guests will be comfortably hosted under a large tent, so the event is guaranteed to proceed rain or shine.

The festival will also feature headlining concerts taking place each evening in the Regent Theatre. Start times and ticket prices will be on a per event basis. See below for more details.

NO SMOKING/NO VAPING. No Pets.

Concession/Vendors are CASH only. (ATM onsite)

Washrooms are located in the Regent Theatre lobby.

FREE OUTDOOR EVENT

Victoria St Parkette

Over a three-day period, from Friday Sep. 13 to Sunday Sep. 15, join us as we showcase local bands and performers under a big tent, immediately adjacent to the Regent Theatre. Attendees will be assured of a great event rain or shine! The outdoor portion of the Rock & Blues Festival will be free to the public, but voluntary donations will be happily accepted.

Join us in the ‘Big Tent’ for live performances, absolutely free to the public! The dates, times and list of performers and approximate start times are listed below. There will be a stage at the north end of the tent on Victoria St. with lighting and professional sound production. We will be setting up a seating area so you can relax and stay all day without the need to bring your own chairs. There will also be food & merchandise vendors, plus a full-service concession at the south end (cash only).

FEATURED VENDORS

TBD

NOTE: The Durham Rock and Blues Festival is a NO SMOKING/NO VAPING venue. No pets will be permitted. Washrooms will be available in the Regent Theatre lobby.

Friday, September 13, 2024
3pm to 8pm

Start times are approximate due to the unpredictability of festival scheduling. Please arrive early to see your favorite bands. Click on the link below for more information.

**The first 100 people to arrive in time for the opening ceremonies at 3:30pm receive 4 free Classic Movie Night passes.**

3:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies (Door Prizes)

4:00 pm – TBD

5:15 pm – TBD

6:30 pm – TBD

More Information

Saturday, September 14, 2024
1pm to 8pm

Start times are approximate due to the unpredictability of festival scheduling. Please arrive early to see your favorite bands. Click on the link below for more information.

1:30 pm – TBD

2:45 pm – TBD

4:00 pm – TBD

5:15 pm – TBD

6:30 pm – TBD

More Information

Sunday, September 15, 2024
1pm to 8pm

Start times are approximate due to the unpredictability of festival scheduling. Please arrive early to see your favorite bands. Click on the link below for more information.

1:30 pm – TBD

2:45 pm – TBD

4:00 pm – TBD

5:15 pm – TBD

6:30 pm – TBD

More Information

EVENING HEADLINER CONCERTS

Regent Theatre

In addition to the free afternoon performances outside, we are also hosting ‘headliner’ artists in the theatre every evening starting on Thursday, Sep. 12 through to Sunday, Sep. 15, 2024. We have put together a varied list of headliners in order to appeal to all tastes. See the descriptions below for more information.

Thursday, September 12   8:00PM

Friday, September 13     8:00PM

Saturday, September 14   8:00PM

Sunday, September 15  8:00PM