2018 Fests

  • 2018
  • September 20, 2018

Gallery: CityFolk 2018

This year’s CityFolk festival was full of stellar performances by both veteran and emerging acts. Whether it was the delicate

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  • 2018
  • September 12, 2018

Top acts to see at CityFolk 2018

2018 is the year that CityFolk celebrates its 25th anniversary, and this year’s lineup pulls no punches. There’s a mix

  • 2018
  • September 4, 2018

Gallery: Bon-Fire 2018

This year’s re-branded Arboretum Festival—called BON-FIRE—took over Rideau Pines Farm just south of Ottawa in August. The festival boasted local

  • 2018
  • August 8, 2018

Sun rises on the first annual Beach Party Festival

Ocean. Sand. Speedos. Summer days at the beach should be celebrated for many reasons, but you won’t find those things

  • 2018
  • July 25, 2018

Bluesfest Day 10: Rise Against, Three Days Grace, Dear Rouge, The Jerry Cans and Animal Confession

On Bluesfest Day 10, I arrived super early to the “doors” and waited in line, in the non-bag line. There

  • 2018
  • July 23, 2018

Bluesfest Day 9: Beck, Sturgill Simpson & more

I’ve been in Ottawa for five years and believe it or not, this year’s Bluesfest was my first. Despite it

  • 2018
  • July 19, 2018

Gallery: Bluesfest Day 8 w/ Zeds Dead, Sturgill Simpson & more

Bluesfest Day 8 was kept the party going with sets by Sturgill Simpson, Black Irish, Grandtheft, Zeds Dead, and more.

  • 2018
  • July 18, 2018

Bluesfest Day 7: Noname, Blue Rodeo & more

As Bluesfest rolled along, the much-anticipated seventh day finally arrived. Chicago rapper Noname was definitely one of the buzz acts

  • 2018
  • July 16, 2018

Bluesfest Days 5 & 6: Foo Fighters and Courtney Barnett steal the show

Bluesfest has changed a lot for me. And how could it not? Over the last ten years I’ve been psyched

Gallery: Bluesfest Day 4

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest wrapped up the first weekend’s programming with sets by The Strumbellas, Larkin Poe, Amos the Transparent, Keys