Ottawa Bluesfest

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Bluesfest Day 9: Pussy Riot Steals the Show on the Side Stage + Gallery

The unapologetic rainbow-balaclava-chic politics behind Pussy Riot’s fame are unlike any group in recent memory. And beneath a cloudy, yet

  • 2019
  • July 19, 2019
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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 25, 2018
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Bluesfest Day 3: Flight Distance, Tegan & Sara, and 50 Cent

The first Saturday of Bluesfest brought healthy crowds to see a diverse collection of musicians. The first group I caught

  • 2017
  • July 10, 2017
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Gallery: Bluesfest Day 2 w/ Matt Andersen, DJ Mustard, Eddie Quotez, and more

Ottawa Bluesfest kept the excitement coming on Friday night with some strong performances by Matt Andersen, DJ Mustard, Anna Lunoe,

  • 2017
  • July 9, 2017
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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

  • 2016
  • July 8, 2016
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Ottawa Bluesfest 2016 Lineup

Another year, another RBC Ottawa Bluesfest announcement – and it came a little bit earlier than expected this year. The

  • 2016
  • February 23, 2016
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New Music: Saint Clare – Moving On EP

Unlike the majority of indie bands in Ottawa making high-energy rock music, Saint Clare is a group comprised of seven members

  • 2015
  • June 9, 2015
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RBC Bluesfest Day 6: The Killers + Cypress Hill + Phantogram + The Districts + Average Times + Tyler, The Creator

The Killers performs live at the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Photo: Mark Horton, RBC Bluesfest

  • 2014
  • July 10, 2014
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RBC Bluesfest Day 4: St. Vincent + Violent Femmes + Mac DeMarco + Boyhood

Photo: Mark Horton, RBC Bluesfest Press Images The magical and whimsical St. Vincent headlined another amazing night at Bluesfest. I

  • 2014
  • July 8, 2014
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RBC Bluesfest Day 3: Kalle Mattson + Blakdenim + The Digs + Black Joe Lewis + Matt Andersen & the Mellotones

The longest day of Bluesfest 2014 so far began with hardly a cloud in the sky, and the sun beating

  • 2014
  • July 7, 2014
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