Bluesfest 2016

City and Colour

Bluesfest Day 9: City and Colour, Bombino, Merganzer and more

Featured photo: RBC Bluesfest Press Images. PHOTO/Danyca MacDonald I got to Bluesfest later than I’d planned (because some things never change), and

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  • July 20, 2016
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Bluesfest Day 8: Wolf Parade, Holy Fuck and Paul James Band

Saturday evening at Bluesfest had a little something for everyone thanks to bands such as The Paul James Band, Holy

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  • July 18, 2016
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Bluesfest Day 7: The Red Hot Chili Peppers

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”  Inferno – Dante Alighieri The road to Ottawa Bluesfest was deranged by discarded

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  • July 16, 2016
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Pup-day at Bluesfest and House of Targ

On July 14 I treated myself to a double dose of PUP, one of the best live acts around. First,

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  • July 16, 2016
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Bluesfest Day 5: Half Moon Run and The Decemberists

After two days off Bluesfest returned Wednesday with a sweltering hot day featuring The Decemberists and Half Moon Run. Celebrating

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  • July 16, 2016
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Bluesfest Day 4: Yukon Blonde, Wild Child, Steamers and Debauche

It was a beautiful Sunday and a perfect way to cap off the first half of Bluesfest with Yukon Blonde,

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  • July 12, 2016
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Bluesfest Day 3: Preoccupations, Earl Sweatshirt, Tor Miller, & Yusso

Though the rain clouds held out for the earlier days of Bluesfest, they decided to let it pour on Day

  • 2016
  • July 11, 2016
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Bluesfest Day 2: Coeur de Pirate, Ben Harper, & The Tallest Man on Earth

The second day of Ottawa Bluesfest dawned on us as we shuffled into Lebreton Flats, gazing somewhat fearfully up at

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  • July 10, 2016
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Bluesfest 2016 Local Music Preview

Say what you will about the festival, Bluesfest is a huge supporter of local music. They extensively search for Ottawa

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  • July 8, 2016
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Top 10 Non-Local Bluesfest Picks

Big festivals can be pretty overwhelming, and seeing as how Ottawa Bluesfest is one of the largest in North America,

  • 2016
  • July 5, 2016
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