Bringing the crossroads of blues music, food, culture and community together in Stratford, Ontario! The 2019 Stratford Blues & Ribfest will be held June 21 - 23 along the banks of the scenic Avon River as well as in and around the Veteran's Drive Band Shell in picturesque Stratford, Ontario. 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Stratford Blues & Ribfest and also the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Many do not know that two of Stratford native sons played on the stage at Woodstock. Richard Manuel was a pianist and lead singer for The Band and John Till was a guitarist who performed with Janis Joplin.