All five stages are in full function this evening, giving festival goers plenty of talent to explore, especially with the number of local artists sharing the stages. If you’re having trouble planning out your musical journey, or just curious about who will be performing tonight, here’s a helpful head start to make sure you don’t miss out on the best shows of the evening!
There are some tough decisions to make so scroll down at the bottom so see all the other performers for the night.
For the full festival lineup and to buy tickets, head over to the Bluesfest website.
July 9: Day 2
River City Junction
6PM: Monster Energy Stage
Local blues band River City Junction are known for their flavourful live performances. With solos, boogying, and loads of fun on the set list, they are a great way to start off the evening.
7PM: Canadian Stage
Nine-piece hip-hop/R&B ensemble BlakDenim incorporate funk, soul, and creative wordplay into their music. A hidden gem in the lineup, the local act are a must see.
8PM: Canadian Stage
DUSTY ORGAN APPROVED
Canadian musician Bobby Bazini grew in popularity after his latest hit “Bubblegum” found its way onto the internet. His latest release Where I Belong had the young star boasting his rustic, crooner style overtop his sugar-sweet soft rock sound, amongst more blues-flavoured hits.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
930PM: Canadian Stage
DUSTY ORGAN APPROVED
Funk/soul singer Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires are perfectly named; their powerful, resounding musicality is extraordinary. He may not be headlining, but as the sun goes down, you will want to be spending the next hour and a half listening to his booming soul-filled voice and his talented band.
* = Honourable mentions
6PM: Lynee Hanson (Folk/Singer-songwriter) – Claridge Homes Stage
6PM: Saint Clare (Rock n’ Roll) – Canadian Stage
6PM: Thrifty Kids (Indie rock) – Barney Danson Theatre
7PM: Rick Vito (Blues rock) – Claridge Homes Stage
7PM: Kira Isabella (Country) – Bell Stage
730PM: Tara Holloway (Singer-songwriter) – Barney Danson Theatre
8PM: Hoodie Allen (Hip-hop/Pop) – Claridge Homes Stage *
8PM: Bonnie Baker Brooks (Blues guitar) – Monster Energy Stage
830PM: Robyn Hitchcock (Singer-songwriter) – Barney Danson Theatre
930PM: Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars (Latin-infused jazz) – Monster Energy Stage *
930PM: Jason Aldean (Country) – Bell Stage *