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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 – 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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