2016 Fests

  • 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,

Review: The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is easily the capital’s most underrated summer music festival. For over 20 years, the four-day

  • 2016
  • June 23, 2016

Kamasi Washington’s monumental Jazzfest kickoff

Tonight saxophonist Kamasi Washington changed Ottawa, just a little bit. First of all, it was the soft opening of the

  • 2016
  • June 21, 2016

Ottawa Explosion Day 4: SNEAKS & FET.NAT @ St. Albans Church

Washington DC’s Sneaks performed at St. Albans Church on the second last day of Ottawa Explosion, battling heat and spiritual

  • 2016
  • June 21, 2016

Ottawa Explosion Day 4: The Dirty Nil, Wasted Potential, Big Eyes, Future Girls, Fresh Hell and more

There is so much going on during the Saturday of Ottawa Explosion Weekend it feels like you are sprinting during