RBC Bluesfest – July 17, 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun, and the nine days of RBC Bluesfest flew by. Sunday evening was one of the smaller crowds all festival, but after a fully loaded two week event like Bluesfest, not everyone has the stamina to last all nine days. Regardless, the vibe of the final day was relaxed, care-free, and just the right temperature. Although the line-up on Sunday was slightly lacklustre, there were still a handful of gems to help send off another edition of RBC Bluesfest with a strong finish. Ottawa photographer…

RBC Bluesfest – July 16, 2016

Although Saturday was slow to start, it wasn’t long before the entire festival was packed full with fans young and old (mostly young) for the day’s top headliners. Massive crowds made it nearly impossible to maneuver with ease around Lebreton Flats, but the weaving in and out of clusters was all worth it once you reached the stage. Day 8 was exciting nonetheless, and most importantly: it didn’t rain! Photographer Kamara Morozuk braved the crowds and captured all the excitement from Saturday night. Check out the concert galleries below featuring…

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…

RBC Bluesfest – July 14, 2016

The only downside to an outdoor music festival is having to compete with Mother Nature. Although it was nothing close to the wild storm of Bluesfest 2011 (re: when the stage collapsed on Cheap Trick), the thunderstorm that delayed the final performances of the night was one hell of a storm. Fortunately it moved quick, causing only a half hour delay before the night’s closing performances were able to continue. And those who waited out the storm were treated to shows well worth the wait. Ottawa photographer Kamara Morozuk was…

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…

RBC Bluesfest – July 13, 2016

It was country night at RBC Bluesfest last night, and even though there were no official signs dictating so, festival goers were donned with cowboy hats, plaid, and cowboy boots, and with the sun shining above everyone, farmer’s tans were setting in as well. With country music all-star Brad Paisley hitting the main stage as the night’s headliner, it was an exciting summer’s night full of country twang and kicking guitar licks. But before the country music took over, there was plenty of talent to be shared around the festival including…

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…

RBC Bluesfest – July 10, 2016

The sun finally decided to make an appearance at Bluesfest on Sunday, making for a beautiful afternoon and evening before heading into the two-day break from the festival. With shows starting early on in the afternoon, Day 4 of Bluesfest was packed tight with exciting and talented acts – three of which made our Top 10 Must-See Non-Headliner Performances. From country pop star Jordan McIntosh, to a surprise visit during Belly’s performance, there was no shortage of action Sunday, and Ottawa photographer Kamara Morozuk was there to capture it. As you…

RBC Bluesfest – July 9, 2016

There is no greater compliment to an artist than to have fans stand in the rain for hours, patiently awaiting their presence (close seconds of course are cringe-worthy tattoos and bedroom shrines). From the opening of the gates to the final note of The Lumineers, it was a rainy day (again) at RBC Bluesfest; nevertheless, thousands of fans spent their evening like ducks, soaked by the constant sprinkle of rain and somehow unfazed by the drenching weather above, excitedly awaiting the night’s headliners. Fortunately, the show must go on, and the performers…