Festival Guide: RBC Bluefest 2016 – July 17

Well, Day 9 of 9 is here. And after a successful two weeks of music, fun, and excitement, another year of RBC Bluesfest is almost at its end. If you have any energy (and money) left and plan on heading out for the final day of the festival, check out the Festival Guide below to discover the best picks for Sunday’s performances. For more information on the festival, head to the official Bluesfest website. The PepTides City Stage: 3:00 – 4:00 The always colourful PepTides have become a top pick…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 16

With the final shows of RBC Bluesfest slowly creeping closer, Saturday will be the perfect distraction to the impending conclusion on Sunday. With a full grid of performances for Day 8, including a large number of local musicians, festival goers will be treated to some of the best in hip-hop, rock, and more – just as long as they know where to look. Check out our top picks for Saturday night, and head to the official Bluesfest website for more information. Noushka Claridge Stage: 1:00 – 2:00 Gatineau-based pop singer…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 15

After a rainy finish to Thursday night, Friday is expected to bounce back with some beautiful, sunny weather and some phenomenal performances. As Day 7 of the outdoor music festival kicks off tonight, audiences are looking forward to the highly anticipated Red Hot Chili Peppers appearance; but before 9:30 hits, there are a handful of other exciting performances to catch this Friday evening. Check out the festival guide below to discover more artists who should be on your radar as you head into the festival grounds. For more information on…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 14

With the final days of the festival in sight, Thursday night is set to be a wild one, making sure to welcome the last weekend with a bang. From the welcomed return of Toronto punk band PUP, to the hip-hop of Toronto MC Jazz Cartier, Day 6 of RBC Bluesfest has one of the best lineups of the festival, and you will certainly not want to miss a moment of it. Read through the trusty Festival Guide below and discover the best picks of the night. For more information on…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 13

And we’re back! After taking a relaxing two days off, RBC Bluesfest is back at it for the final days of the 2016 festival. The second half of performances kicks off at 6pm Wednesday night, and Day 5 of the festival is sure to be an lively one. Featuring a solid mix of folk, country, rock, and electronic, tonight’s performances are not to be missed. We’ve compiled a list of the must-see shows for tonight to make your festival experience the best one possible. Read through our suggested picks of the night…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 10

Good news: the forecast is clear of rain. After two wet days at RBC Bluesfest, Sunday is expected be on the sunny side of things, and should hopefully serve as better conditions to enjoy the collection of performances before heading into the two day break tomorrow. As per weekend scheduling, the shows start at 1pm this afternoon, and with space for a few extra bands in the lineup, Sunday is set to be a fairly busy and fully loaded Day 4. Browse through our festival guide for our favourite picks of the…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 9

Bluesfest is already a very extensive music festival, packing in a large handful of performers each night – and that’s just weekdays. Saturday and Sundays are filled to the brim with performances starting in the early afternoon, all the way until the closing time at 11pm. So if you’re the type of person brave enough to go the full ten hours of shows, or the type to arrive just in time for the final headliner of the night, our festival guide can help you discover the best of Saturday’s lineup. For more information on…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 8

Before Day 2 of RBC Bluesfest gets underway Friday evening, browse through the new Festival Guide and discover some of the best picks for tonight’s shows. Unlike yesterday, there is a chance of rain potentially in the forecast, so Friday evening may be a wet one. Fortunately, the bands set to hit the stages around Lebreton Flats will keep festival goers happy and entertained. For more information on the festival, and to check out the full line-up, head to the Bluesfest website. If you missed the shows from yesterday, stay tuned…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 7

It’s that time of year again, folks. RBC Bluesfest is getting underway for the 22nd year in Ottawa Thursday night and the 2016 edition is expected to be yet another fantastic festival. With every year getting bigger and better, Bluesfest has drawn some of the best names in new music, and 2016 is no different, with headliners such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brad Paisley, Future, Wolf Parade, and many more hitting the stage in the coming days. With such a number of fantastic performances every night, Dusty Organ wants…

Festival Guide: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Boats, boats, boats, and more boats. From June 23 to 26th, Mooney’s Bay transforms into the festival grounds for Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival, with teams from around the world coming to compete. Every year, thousands of spectators come to take in the action with their beach-front view, enjoying the heat of June and the excitement of the races. But once the rowers have retired for the day, the real fun begins on land. Although there is plenty of entertainment and events during the day, Dragon Boat Festival takes it up a notch at night,…