Bluesfest 2016

  • 2016
  • July 20, 2016

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

  • 2016
  • July 18, 2016

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

  • 2016
  • July 16, 2016

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

  • 2016
  • July 16, 2016

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,

  • 2016
  • July 16, 2016

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

  • 2016
  • July 12, 2016

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,

  • 2016
  • July 11, 2016

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 10, 2016

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

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

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,