Due to pandemic over 1,5 million zlotys to organize SBF 2021 has been transferred to next year!

Due to a global pandemic Suwałki Blues Festival 2020 was cancelled. In August, we informed that Suwałki Culture Centre has received a grant of over one and a half million zlotys (354 445,63 Euro) from the EEA Financial Mechanism programme, for implementation of the ‘Suwałki Blues Festival – a factor in the social and economic development of the Suwałki municipality.’ Our partner was Notodden Blues Festival.
Unfortunately, the pandemic is still there. Many artists cancelled their gigs. Therefore, we had no option but to organize the festival with the EEA grant next year in 2022!


The main objective in this project is to expand the Suwalki Blues Festival with the thanks to cooperation with the Norwegian partner which, in the long term, will turn into social and economic development. We will be able to organize the future 14th edition of Suwałki Blues Festival 2021. It will be a special edition dedicated to our Polish and Norwegian cooperation. During the festival, we will organize over 26 blues concerts, Polish Blues Challenge contest, workshops, joint concert, and a Blues Playground for the youngest blues fans. All of this will conclude with a Suwałki Blues Festival CD, which will promote the project.

As the Organizers of Suwałki Blues Festival – one of the biggest open-air blues festivals in Poland, we are convinced that the future edition of the festival will be unique. We invite all our blues fans, supporters and friends of the festival to the event in 2021!


fot. Bogusław Wasilewski