Scotland's biggest rural jazz and blues festival is back this weekend after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. 

The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival has been running since 2006 and has got bigger and bigger with each event.

Now in its 15th year, 2021's festival will see 60 gigs across 16 venues, featuring over 150 musicians. 

Set against the backdrop of the Trossachs and Loch Lomand National Park, a variety of Covid measures will be in place at the festival to help keep people safe over three days. 

Here's what you need to know about when it is, the performers and how to get tickets...

When is the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival?

The Callander Jazz and Blue Festival will take place over three days from Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3.

Events will run from 4pm-11pm on Friday, 10am-11pm on Saturday and 12pm-9pm on Sunday. 

Callander is a small town located in the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park, 16 miles from Stirling. 

How can I get tickets to the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival?

There are various ticket options for this year's festival.

A Weekend Rover ticket can be purchased for £50 and entitles the holder to enter to all festival performances where a ticket is required, however this is subject to space being available at the venue.

Weekend Rover passes can be purchased by contacting the Ticket Hotline on 01877 330329 or emailing

Venue tickets are also available and can be purchased on the door of gigs that require tickets. 

Prices vary depending on the venue:

  • performances at McLaren High School cost £10
  • performances at Dreadnought Hotel & Callander Hostel cost £5.00
  • performances at the Waverley Hotel, Crags Hotel, the Riverside Inn, Dalgair House Hotel & Crown Hotel venues request a donation towards the festival
  • performances at the Old Bank, Club House, Mhor Fish, Deli Ecosse, Ben Ledi Coffee Co. and FatJacks venues require a food purchase

Venue tickets cannot be pre-booked and will be administered on a first come first serve basis. 

Which acts are playing the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival?

Over 150 musicians will play at the festival, with acts including Wily Bo Walker, Bad Day Blues Band, The Cinelli Brothers and The Revolutionaires. 

More information about all the acts playing and the programme can be found here