Since the mid-1990s, Baden locals have enjoyed a touch of blues music every last Thursday in their local Bluus Club Baden. This sparked an idea—what if that same musical experience could be extended for an entire week? And thus, Bluesfestival Baden was born — offering residents and visitors alike the chance to revel in the joyous sounds of blues music each year at its annual event.
When the first blues festival was held in 2004, it was propelled by a vision and enthusiasm. The city of Baden's cultural diversity had already contributed to its vibrancy and made the event a surefire success. In no time, an impressive number of festival-goers arrived at this unique gathering which earned recognition all over Switzerland.
For years, the Bluesfestival Baden has positioned itself as one of Switzerland's most diverse and intriguing cultural celebrations. Attendees will be delighted to find a varied program at this festival - it goes beyond just music! It is designed to explore blues in various ways through films showcasing its history, workshops for all ages, and an array of other exciting experiences.
For over 17 years, the festival and its organizing committee have grown infinitely. For three consecutive years, this festival has been nominated for the Swiss Blues Awards and even won a prize in 2012! The festival's ambition since day one has remained unchanged: delivering exceptional blues musicians to Baden and providing the audiences with an ever-changing program. Make sure to save May 20th-27th of 2023 on your calendar - there's nothing better than experiencing firsthand all the surprises this festival brings!