Tag: RBC Bluesfest 2016

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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