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…

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 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…

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…

RBC Bluesfest – July 8, 2016

It was certainly a quick turn around in weather conditions compared to the first day of RBC Bluesfest. After the heat-drenched Thursday, Friday night instead proved to be a much cooler and ominously rainy start to the weekend. Raincoats, and cozy sweaters were a fairly common sighting, an odd and unfortunate thing, especially when you remember it is mid-July. Either way, those at attendance made the most of the evening, enjoying a much more sedate lineup compared to the night before. With a smaller crowd and the grey weather, Bluesfest had…

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…

Top 10: Must-See Artists of Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks. Days are inexplicably hot, while the cool, early-on-setting darkness makes the evenings suddenly drop in temperature. Children of all ages (including university children and big children also known as “teachers”) go back to school, and the nation’s capital buzzes with excitement for the unofficial closing ceremony of summer festivals: Folk Fest (or CityFolk as it’s now known). The four day music festival brings together talented acts from across the globe and although the name suggests it is strictly “folk” music, there is some variety…