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Bluesfest adding $2 transit surcharge from June 1

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Bluesfest and Transpo struck a deal last week after the transit agency pursued an annual $200,000 transit charge against the festival to offset the costs of providing extra buses.
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Bluesfest reaches transit deal with City of Ottawa for extra bus service - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The five-year agreement will see Bluesfest pay $100,000 a year for the extra bus service, plus additional charges for more supervisors and security, OC Transpo head John Manconi said in a memo to city council Friday.

Bluesfest ticketholders to get free transit (kinda) (press release) (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Ottawa, May 24, 2016 - This is to confirm the details of a new five-year contract between RBC Bluesfest and OC Transpo. This agreement will mean all festival ticket buyers will have public transit included with their purchase (includes OC Transpo buses ...

Pender Blues Fest brings out the best

Coast Reporter - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Previous Next. The iconic Jim Byrnes will lead the Sunday Morning Gospel Show at the Pender Harbour School of Music with the Pender Harbour Choir.

West Island Blues Fest readies for 13th edition

The Suburban Newspaper - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The West Island Blues Festival is once again holding an indoor concert and fundraising event with a performance by the Flirt Blues Ban and Joey the Saxman on Thursday, May 26th at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre.

Doheny Blues Fest preview: Mixing new and familiar

OCRegister - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Launched by Omega Events in 1998, the Doheny Blues Festival has hosted some of the most legendary names in blues, rock 'n' soul, gospel and classic rock, including the likes of B.B.

Rotorua Blues Fest takes a year off

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Rotorua Blues Festival will not be held this year for the first time since 2007. BOP Blues, which usually runs the festival over Queen's Birthday weekend, has made the decision to can it this year because it believes it involves too much work for ...

Blues festival, Artfest return to Pickering May 28 - ‎May 22, 2016‎
“For a third straight year, a dedicated group of volunteers have pulled together to bring the blues to Pickering under the direction of Music by the Bay Live,” states Lori Murray, chairwoman of the 2016 Durham West Blues Fest. “This year's musical line ...

Macomb Bluesfest coming to Veterans Park

McDonough Voice - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The first-ever Macomb Bluesfest is set for Saturday, May 21, at Veterans Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Morning workshops, afternoon jams and stage shows including performances by nationally-known local musician Chris Vallillo, King Neptune and Dennis ...

Rally at the Border Blues Fest set for influx of motorcycle riders

Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune - ‎May 19, 2016‎
OROVILLE - Oroville comes alive this weekend with bikes, blues and booze as the 14th annual Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride arrives just in time for the Rally at the Border Blues Fest and spring barrel tastings at local wineries. The Run for ...
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Blues Fest rocks West Plains

West Plains Daily Quill - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Norman Jackson and his band brought a guitar case full of blues and plenty of energy, here performing their own outstanding take on Sam Cooke's “Chain Gang.

Blues Fest gets bigger

Jackson Sun - ‎May 17, 2016‎
An extra day of blues music, featuring a lineup of female lead singers, is a new highlight for the third annual Exit 56 Blues Fest in Haywood County. Sandy Carroll, Barbara Blue, Reba Russell and Lorina McMinn will each perform May 29. “I really wanted ...

Plymouth Crossroads seeks volunteers for Bluesfest

Lancaster Bee - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The nonprofit organization has helped numerous individuals and is now seeking help from the community for its upcoming Bluesfest event. “Volunteering has the capacity to not only have an impact on the organization you are helping to support, but it ...
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Chesapeake Blues fest returns to Sandy Point - ‎May 19, 2016‎
For five years Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival promoter Don Hooker tried to sign blues-rock guitar star Joe Bonamassa to play the two-day charity event at Sandy Point.
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30 years of The Hip in Ottawa

Ottawa Sun - ‎May 24, 2016‎
While the band has graced Bluesfest six times since 2002 - and Downie making two additional solo performances in 2003 and 2010 - festival officials said Tuesday there are no plans “at this time” to book the band this summer.

Pittsburgh Blues Fest ceases, replaced by more youthful, indie-minded concert - ‎May 17, 2016‎
PITTSBURGH -- It's bad news for traditional blues fans; good news for those who like more indie- and alternative-minded bands.

Hot licks and crawfish: Weekend blues fest in Madrid features Cajun-style food

Albuquerque Journal - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Spice things up this weekend with some hot blues and lots of zesty crawfish at the ninth annual CrawDaddy Blues Fest in Madrid.

Ottawa s'entend avec le Bluesfest pour des autobus supplémentaires - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Bluesfest devra également reconnaître OC Transpo comme étant un commanditaire. La Municipalité demandait 200 000 $ pour amener et ramener efficacement tous ces festivaliers, avec son service de transport en commun. C'est la première fois cette ...

Ingolstädter Bluesfest: Die Band Mainfelt mischt die Neue Welt auf - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ingolstadt (DK) "Blues And More" heißt es ausdrücklich im Programmheft zum Ingolstädter Bluesfest. Das erwähnte "More" decken an diesem Abend in der Neuen Welt Mainfelt ab, das Quartett aus Südtirol, das mit Blues nur ganz am Rande zu tun hat, viel ...

BLUES IN BRICKTOWN: 21st Annual Bricktown Blues Festival returns with line-up of legends

Red Dirt Report - ‎May 26, 2016‎
OKLAHOMA CITY - Even though the Bricktown Blues Festival is just a young boy, at the age of 21, to paraphrase Muddy Waters, the music outing has gained national notoriety a one of the longest-running blues fest in the country, becoming itself a beloved ...