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…

Sights & Sounds: Beau’s All Natural Brewery Oktoberfest – October 2nd, 2015

Oktoberfest is Wunderbar! Pretzels, sauerkraut, beer, and more beer were plentiful Friday evening at Beau’s Oktoberfest. Spanning over two nights in the beautiful town of Vankleek Hill, the beer festival has become a popular right of passage into the fall months. And what else to pair with the stellar local beer than Canadian musicians? Enjoy the concert gallery from Friday night’s performances featuring The Elwins, Pack A.D., The Dears, and headlining act Yukon Blonde! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more photo updates! The Elwins Newmarket indie pop…

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival: Day 1

Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival brings in dragon boating teams from across Canada and the world for a weekend of racing, fun, and free concerts. Dusty Organ was there…for the free concerts. Thursday kicked off the all-Canadian weekend with stellar performances from Ottawa’s Jim Bryson, Canadian supergroup The Mounties, and Kelowna fuzz-rockers Yukon Blonde. Between Jim Bryson’s storytelling about his watch, Steve Bays of the Mounties discussing a lawyer-filled Easter dinner over devilled eggs, and a Yukon Blonde crowd-surfing epidemic, it was an amazing first day – have a look at what you missed! Enjoy the…