Tag: Ottawa Bluesfest

Xavier Rudd

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – In Photos, Part 3

We’ve already shared photos from the first seven days of RBC Bluesfest, splitting them up into two segments (Part 1 and Part 2). With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the final three days of […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 10 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 10 Picks

It’s finally here, the final day of RBC Bluesfest 2017. Ten days of the National Capital’s biggest music festival comes to end. There’s an element of relief from the marathon, but concert withdrawal will surely set in a few days from now. We’ll try to alleviate any symptoms with a couple of photo essays later in the week. But first […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 9 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 9 Picks

It should be another packed night at the RBC Bluesfest because superstar rockers Muse are in the house. There is, however, plenty of other artists to check out on this full day. We offer our picks for Day 9. The full schedule can be found here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social media as they tend to have contests during […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 8 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 8 Picks

Day Eight of RBC Bluesfest 2017 arguably features the most outstanding set of “local” talent with a few bands and artists making waves across Canada and abroad. The Ottawa and area performers may actually overshadow most of the non-local musicians. The full schedule is here, but we offer a few choice selections. As always, follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 7 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 7 Picks

Thursday heralds Day Seven of RBC Bluesfest 2017. By now, you’ve likely figured out the best spot in front of the stage to get a good angle for the show, decided which poutine stand has the best gravy to curd ratio, and which port-a-potty has the least amount of lines at 8:30. However, you may not have decided what to […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

Day Six of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is, in our mind, the best day. Conflicts abound right from the start until the very end. We’re not sure what we’ll be doing, but we’ll definitely try to catch as much as we can. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 5 Picks

After an evening off where the stages remained dark, Day Five of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is here. To help kick of its second week, here’s a couple of ideas of artists to take in on a Tuesday, along with a snapshot of local talent taking to the stages. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 2 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 2 Picks

Day 2 of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is yet again full of country music, but there is plenty of variety. We offer a couple of picks plus preview the local performers. This is just a small sample, but the full schedule is posted and can be found here. If you’ll be on site, be sure to follow Ottawa Bluesfest on social media, […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 1 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 1 Picks

With the arrival of Summer, the annual RBC Bluesfest 2017 gets in full swing. For the 2017 edition, there are 10 days (July 6-16) featuring music spanning the eras and even more genres. As The Revue has done in previous years, we will be offering suggestions on who to see (avoiding the headliners as much as possible) while also listing […]

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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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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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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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Darren’s Top Photos from 2015

I was fortunate to have been able to cover more events than ever before this past year. I had media credentials for: Dragonboat Festival, Bluesfest, Osheaga, FolkFest and Beau’s Oktoberfest as well as a number of one of concerts. In addition I did manage to photograph some events where media credentials were not required. From all of these events of I […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (9)

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Ottawa’s Soundmakers (9)

Check back tomorrow to discover more of Ottawa’s local musicians who will be performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest! Local Performers The Jivewires Jazz July 17 @ 6:00pm – Calridge Homes Stage The Lucas Haneman Express Blues, Jazz July 14 @ 6:00pm – Monster Energy Stage The Reverb Syndicate Surf Rock July 11 @ 3:15pm – Canadian Stage The Superlative […]

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