Category: Festivals

Pickathon Festival preview – Part II

Pickathon Festival preview – Part II

This weekend, The Revue will be on-site at the 18th annual Pickathon Festival in Oregon. If you’re planning to go (and why wouldn’t you?), you should gets tickets ASAP since VERY FEW weekend passes remain! Ticket info is available here, including details about on-site camping and the Curation Series of six specially planned dining experiences with live music from Pickathon artists. Speaking of tasty delights, this week Pickathon revealed […]

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Photo courtesy of Pickathon

Pickathon Festival preview – Part 1

Next weekend, The Revue will be on-site at the 18th annual Pickathon Festival in Oregon. This unique fest offers an eclectic mix of artists from multiple genres, from bluegrass to indie folk, psych rock to art rap, and a bit of everything in between. If its scenic location outside of Portland isn’t special enough, the small size (only 5,000 attendees) […]

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A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

A Look Back at Newport Folk Fest ’16

Every festival has a signature moment. It could be that one performance people will talk about for weeks after. It might be an expected collaboration that is recorded on every other attendee’s cellphone. Maybe it is a band digging deep into its catalogue to play a song not heard in years. Each Newport Folk Festival does not have a signature moment. […]

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Newport Folk Fest: Sunday Guide

Newport Folk Fest: Sunday Guide

With Day 2 wrapped up, it’s time to start planning for Day 3. If you’re like us, you’re probably a little bit tired right now. Reading about the artists who will take the stage on Sunday may perk you up. Once again, the Newport Folk Festival team have given us a fantastic lineup. Your schedule may have some conflicts or […]

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Newport Folk Fest 2016: Saturday Guide

Newport Folk Fest 2016: Saturday Guide

  Day 1 is in the books, and true to form the NFF gang have delivered a stellar opening. Now it is time to get ready for Saturday. We have tried to cover as many acts as possible. Download the Newport Folk Festival app or view the PDF Handbook that has the schedule and some important pointers if this is […]

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Float Fest 2016 Show Review

Float Fest 2016 Show Review

Float Fest just wrapped up it’s third year with a impressive crowd turnout and artist line up. Temperatures were hot throughout the entire weekend peaking at 97 F (36 C) during the daytime. Fortunately, the heat wasn’t an issue for the crowd because Float Fest offers a special activity – attendants had the option to cool off by “floating” the […]

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Newport Folk Fest 2016: Friday Guide

Newport Folk Fest 2016: Friday Guide

  The 57th annual Newport Folk Festival kicks off today with a stellar lineup of performances on four stages. Many of these artists are household names while others are in the earlier stages of their careers. Download the Newport Folk Festival app or view the PDF Handbook that has the schedule and some important pointers if this is your first […]

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Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

Newport Folk Festival ’16 playlist

The Revue will be at Newport Folk Festival this weekend, bringing you frequent updates to this site and our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Words and photos are great, but we know music fans like you prefer to actually hear the tunes, right? That’s why we’re sharing this sampler of the 60+ artists whose talents will grace the legendary stages at the […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

RBC Bluesfest 2016 – Second Half Review

RBC Bluesfest has once again come and gone. While the Festival has been reduced from 10 to 9 days, there were still plenty of great moments that people will be talking about years from now. We did not get to see every act and we know that others will have their own memories to share, but here are ours from […]

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Preview of Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – 2016

Preview of Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – 2016

For over a decade, summer heralds the arrival of Montreal’s famed 3-day music and visual arts festival Osheaga. Now in its 11th installment, it brings music lovers from far and wide to Parc-Jean Drapeau on Ile Ste-Hélène. Last year, over 135,000 people took part in the event. The festival includes six stages (River, Mountain, Green, Valley, Trees and Zone Picnik Electronik) […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 17th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 17th Picks

The final day of RBC Bluesfest has arrived. As is tradition, get there early to watch the Youth Ottawa Showcase, Blues in the School, Be in the Band, and the Bluesfest Choir perform on The Black Sheep Stage from 1:00 to 6:15. Bluesfest has also added a Rock U Showcase for new rock bands from the area to test their […]

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Wolf Parade

RBC Bluesfest July 16th Picks

Another band from the ’80s headlines the penultimate day of RBC Bluesfest. Duran Duran – the four Brits who gave us “The Reflex”, “Hungry Like a Wolf”, and “Girls on Film” – will have the 40-and-over crowd and their children swooning and partying like it is 1985. And yes, I am old enough to remember when every teen boy wanted […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 15th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 15th Picks

It’s the night of the two heavyweights going toe-to-toe. Who will win the battle of the co-headliners – Red Hot Chili Peppers or ZEDS DEAD (is this not their third straight year at Bluesfest?)? If you’re not that concerned with the main ticket and are more interested in the undercard, there are a handful of electronic acts, a couple of […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 14th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 14th Picks

A lot of people are probably really excited about today since The Monkees are in town! I’m sure you have heard a few people singing the band’s anthem. But if you are more interested in other acts, here are some selections for you, including the three Ottawa-area bands performing today.   AWOLNATION – Monster Energy Stage, 9:00 PM For the […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 13th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 13th Picks

After two days off, RBC Bluesfest is back on with another eclectic schedule. Expect to see a lot of a ten-gallon hats, boots, and huge belt buckles as country-music star Brad Paisley headlines the night while thousands of teenagers and college kids will descend to the festival grounds early to see rising star Alessia Cara. There are, however, other acts […]

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Madeon

RBC Bluesfest 2016 – First Half Review

For the first time in the history of the RBC Bluesfest, a two-day break has been provided. In some respect, it is disappointing to not be heading out to the grounds of the War Museum and anticipating hearing a new artists. At the same time, the two days allows everyone to recharge their batteries, get errands done (like wash the […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 10th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 10th Picks

Yesterday’s lineup featured a heavy dose of local bands. Today, the organizers have arranged a lineup filled with more artists from outside the region, many of whom are making their debut at Bluesfest and are among indie music’s rising stars. Needless to say, they are must-see acts today.   San Fermin – Barney Danson Theatre, 9:30 PM The eclectic collective […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 9th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 9th Picks

The first Saturday of Bluesfest arrives and the lineup is pretty deep. There is a bit of everything for everyone, including one of the most anticipated shows of the 9-day festival – at least for me anyway and I am not referring to The Lumineers (who do put on a fine show). There is one disappointment, though – Brandi Carlile […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 8th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 8th Picks

There will probably be a huge flock of people descending upon the City Stage to catch Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds with many likely there to hear what might he say during the show and whether he and his band will break out a few, classic, Oasis tunes. There are, however, plenty of other acts to catch this evening.   […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 7th Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 7th Picks

Ottawa Bluesfest – or RBC Bluesfest – is back for another year! The festival has been reduced to 9 days, taking the Monday and Tuesday off. For music lovers, this is a slight disappointment, as not that long ago (9 years ago to be precise), the festival was actually a full twelve days. That said, we cannot really complain about […]

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