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 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 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 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,…