Information about the Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton. Who we are and what we do.
Sixth Annual Edmonton Rock Music Festival
August 12 - 13, 2016
Heritage Amphitheare, Hawrelak Park
Kim Mitchell, Randy Bachman, Rend, Kerby Sewell, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Lou Gramm (The Voice of Foreigner), 54-40, The Mad Dog's Experience ( A Tribute to Joe Cocker), David Wilcox
Springtime Rock and Roll Ball
Featuring Totally Tom Petty and The Women of Rock including Pat Benetar, Stevie Nicks and Chrissy Hind. Also featuring special guest, Carson Cole.
Fifth Annual Edmonton Rock Music Festival
August 14 - 15, 2015
Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
The Sweet, The Stampeders and Punch Drunk Cabaret Kenny Shields & Streetheart, Triumph's Rik Emmett, Barracuda, The Joint Chiefs and The Stephanie Harpe Experience
Friday, August 12, 2016
Gates open at 4:00 P.M. - Music starts 5:15
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Gates open at 11:00 A.M. - Music starts at noon
ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT TICKETS CAN STILL BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE OR AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS.
Advance tickets can be purchased in-person at the following locations:
The Acoustic Music Shop: 9934-82 Ave. (780-433-3545)
Myhre's Music: 8735-118 Ave. (780-477-1586)
Note: all tickets are final purchase - no refunds to due weather or other circumstances out of the Society's control
Four food vendors (Applications to vend for this year's Festival are closed, but if you are interested in becoming a vendor next year, email email@example.com
Bully Food Truck
Drift Food Truck
Mike's Royal Treats
Bar & Beer Gardens
Sponsor VIP section including private tents and exclusive bar (reserve your spot)
Centre for Arts & Music Information Center
Promotional tents including: K-97, Road Hogs, and Barsnbands.com
Outdoor smoking area available outside gates
ATM by the front gates
On-site First Aid Station
Mens & ladies washrooms along with portable washrooms
The Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park
Transportation & Parking:
Parking is limited. We strongly suggest using the bus service that will be set-up for the event. Parking will be available at the Windsor Car Park at the University of Alberta with shuttles to bring you down to the park.
The U of A's Windsor Car Park is the parking lot just off 116 St and Saskatchewan Drive. Parking costs $5 per day.
We will have yellow school buses and our Rock Fest signage will be featured at the bus pick-up point. The shuttle cost is $2 each way.
Hours of Operation are:
Friday, August 12: one bus operating from 3:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. and two buses from 9 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Saturday, Aug 13: one bus from 11 A.M. - 6 P.M. and TWO buses from 9 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Buses will depart once full, unload, and head back to either the Park or Windsor. They are continually running all day throughout these times.
Motorcycle parking available.
Bike lock-up has limited availability (~18 spots).
The Edmonton Rock Music Festival has collaborated with The Radisson Hotel (Edmonton South) to provide guest rooms at a generously discounted rate of $124 per night (+ taxes). Call 780-437-6010 or 1-800-333-3333 and let them know that you are booking under The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton. Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, 4440 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB - www.radisson.com/edmontonca
All VIP guests will receive tickets and instructions for access from their sponsor.
What can I bring?
Small lawn chairs with maximum height of 26" (66cm) and leg height of 8" (20cm) - as a courtesy to others chairs will be measured
Non-professional cameras (no detachable lenses)
Handheld umbrellas (nothing large or stationary)
Clothing and gear that will prepare you for the weather, rain or shine!
What not to bring!
Note: bags will be checked at the gate
Rockfest is a licensed event. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kids under 12 are free.
Beer, wine, and coolers are for sale on-site and you can carry anywhere within the Amphitheatre grounds. You are permitted to bring a small insulated lunch bag for snacks, and there will be a variety of food vendors on-site.
No smoking within the site (smoking allowed in designated areas only).
Cancellations & Refunds
The Edmonton Rock Music Festival is a place for good friends who share a love of live rock music. More importantly, the event is also a fundraiser to support a children-focused charity - the Centre for Arts and Music. In rare cases, performers on every festival circuit cancel appearances for good reasons. Our policy is to find equally awesome replacements. We appreciate your understanding that refunds cannot be provided based upon weather or due to any cancellations.
Be safe, rock on, and have fun!