It’s the last day with another eclectic array of music. Be sure to catch some of the aspiring young artists at the Black Sheep Stage during Be in the Band and get any last-minute t-shirts, posters, and other memorabilia at the merch tent.

The Sam Roberts Band – 8:00 on the Claridge Homes Stage

There was a period where Sam Roberts and his band were fixtures of the Ottawa festival scene, performing at Tulip Festival or Bluesfest, and then doing his own gigs at one of the local venues. More recently, though, they’ve been coming to Ottawa more sporadically, probably because, like with all of us, many of the band members have familial responsibilities. The Montreal-based band returns with a new LP in hand, Lo-Fantasy, to share with fans. The album is trademark Sam Roberts Band – hook-ladened, ’70s-inspired folk-rock. In addition to playing new tracks, the band will likely break out classic tunes, such as “Brother Down” and “Don’t Walk Away Eileen”. It’ll be a rocking good night.

Lord Huron – 6:00 on the Claridge Homes Stage

The Michigan-based now LA residents, Lord Huron, make their Bluesfest debut. Their mix of ’70s LA music and indie folk is endearing, atmospheric, and just pleasing. Their live shows, though, are energetic and boisterous. They’ll have you on your feet dancing, clapping, and screaming the choruses of their songs. Make your way down to the ‘fest and see this excellent group. You won’t be disappointed.

Said the Whale – 5:00 on the Bell Stage

Vancouver’s Said the Whale are once again trekking across our country, sharing their indie music to scores of fans. The music is kind of quirky at times, it’s fun, it’s poppy, and it’s infectious. They’re kind of a cross between fellow Vancouver bands Mother Mother and The Zolas. Bring a beach ball, pack a picnic, and enjoy a great time in the sun with this band.


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