Category: RBC Bluesfest Revue

Zeds Dead

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 3

 All good things eventually come to an end and, as such, this review covers the final weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2018. Day 8 – Friday, July 13th Country music is often a divisive genre. People seem to either love it or hate it, yet Sturgill Simpson is somehow different. To quote one patron overheard at Bluesfest, “I don’t like country […]

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Blue Rodeo

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 2

As in previous years, Monday following the first weekend was a “dark” day at Bluesfest with no shows on the schedule. This allows the festival to tweak the grounds as needed while pass holders get a day of rest. Below we share Days 5 through 7. Take a look back of the first four days over here. Day 5 – […]

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Benjamin Booker

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – First Week in Photos

 Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge to see everyone on your list. 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 first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 5th It’s finally […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 10 Picks (July 15th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 10 Picks (July 15th)

Where have the 10 days gone? Tonight, RBC Bluesfest 2018 draws to a close. Though your legs may be tired and you seem to have misplaced your Ray-Bans, those are concerns for Monday. There’s still plenty of fantastic music ahead for the Sunday, so slather on the sunscreen, grab a blanket and put it in your bag (regulation size of […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 9 Picks (July 14th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 9 Picks (July 14th)

We’re at the home stretch of RBC Bluesfest 2018  There’s still plenty of good music to come, room for that third slice of pizza, and if you haven’t gotten your ride on the ferris wheel yet, what are you waiting for ? As The Revue has done in previous years, the following are a few names of artists you should […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 7 & 8 Picks (July 12th & 13th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 7 & 8 Picks (July 12th & 13th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 is now past the half-way hump, and there’s still plenty of talented musicians slated to take to the stages. So, grab your potato tornado and find a bit of shade. The headliners for Thursday and Friday offer something different from the rock bands to grace the City Stage the past two nights. Day 7 will be like […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 5 & 6 Picks (July 10th & 11th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 5 & 6 Picks (July 10th & 11th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 week 2 is here! If you’ve been in attendance, you’ve likely already figured out which food vendor is your favourite, which bathrooms have the shortest line at 8 PM, and grabbed some glow-in-the-dark Mardi Gras beads. However, you may still not be sure who to see and with six days of music still ahead, the choices can be […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 4 Picks (July 8th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 4 Picks (July 8th)

Three days are in the books for RBC Bluesfest 2018, and, other than a few hiccups, things gone relatively smoothly (especially the weather!). As we have done in previous years, here are our picks for Days. As usual, we try not to focus on the main-stage headliner unless they are an absolute must-see (like Van Morrison). Though the previews will […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 3 Picks (July 7th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Day 3 Picks (July 7th)

The first Saturday of RBC Bluesfest 2018 is packed with plenty of music to offer. To help you with your selection, we, as usual, offer our non-main-stage-headliner selections as well as profiling local performers who will be gracing one of the four stages. We hope you discover a new favorite artists or band today. Though the previews will highlight smaller […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 1 & 2 Picks (July 5th & 6th)

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – Days 1 & 2 Picks (July 5th & 6th)

Summer has finally arrived, and it brings a heatwave of record-breaking proportions and the annual RBC Bluesfest 2018. This year’s edition is 10 days long (July 5-15) and once again features music appealing to a broad collection of tastes, spanning several eras, and even more genres. As The Revue traditionally does, we will be offering suggestions for each day of […]

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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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July Talk

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – In Photos, Part 2

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. 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 first four days of the fest. Day 5 – Thursday, July 11th […]

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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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Pokey Lafarge

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – First Half in Photos

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. 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 first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 6th […]

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performing at Ottawa Dragon Boat 2016

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 4 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 4 Picks

Day four of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is here. The Festival will be taking a two-day break, so get your fill of music in today and go hard and stay late. Pink is the headliner, but there are plenty of other options to check out, and we’re here to help. In addition, we’ve included quite bits on the local talent on […]

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