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Concert goers criticize Bluesfest's accessibility policy

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
While this year's Bluesfest was a hit for many, a disconnect between the festival's accessibility policy and the experience for those with mobility issues has left some concert goers discouraged.

Bluesfest review: Bryan Ferry helps bring the 2016 show to a close in style

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
This eclecticism was on display during a vigorous set at RBC Bluesfest on closing Sunday night. This year's festival has featured a raft of older acts from John Fogerty to The Monkees, all of whom have turned in some pretty memorable sets.

Bluesfest review: House is packed again for Duran Duran, Nelly and Future

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Another huge crowd flocked to RBC Bluesfest on Saturday as hip-hop fans turned out in droves for early performances by Nelly and Future, while '80s nostalgia-seekers found their bliss with an evening of slick synth-pop from Duran Duran.
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London Bluesfest Lineup Announced

Am980 London News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Less than two months after announcing the return of a blues festival to London, a full lineup has been revealed. The August 26-28 London Bluesfest, which has no affiliation with previous blues festivals in London, will include the Downchild Blues Band, ...
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Bluesfest review: Chili Peppers and Hell make for one hot evening

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
In other words, it was probably the biggest crowd ever to gather at a Bluesfest concert in its 23 years of existence. At the centre of this historic occasion was a fun-loving bunch of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, who began the show with an intense jam ...
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Record-breaking RBC Bluesfest wraps up

Ottawa Sun - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Despite a stretch of unsettled weather that caused shows to be delayed or plagued with rain, this year's RBC Bluesfest will be etched in the record books for the biggest single-day attendance in its 22-year history.
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Bluesfest review: Brad Paisley and Alessia Cara

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
If there was ever any doubt about Ottawa's status as a country town, it would have been laid to rest by the time new country superstar Brad Paisley kicked off his main stage set as RBC Ottawa Bluesfest roared back to life following a two-day break in ...

Bluesfest review: The Monkees, at 50, still making crowds Believers

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork delighted a decidedly mixed crowd at RBC Bluesfest Thursday evening with an even split of boomers who were still young enough to dig the band in their groovy '60s heyday, and the latter-day Gen-Xers who tuned in and turned ...

Friday at Bluesfest

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
A “limited amount” of general admission day passes are still available online until noon Friday, and at official Bluesfest outlets until 5 p.m., including Compact Music Store(s) on Bank Street; and at RBC Bluesfest ticket outlets at CF Rideau Centre ...

Bluesfest Review: Half Moon Run evolves into stirring combination of musicianship and stage presence

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The half moon that hung over the Canadian War Museum was the cherry on top of a glorious performance by Half Moon Run at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest on Wednesday. For singer Devon Portielje, it was a sign from nature welcoming him back to the place ...

Concerts: What to see in the last days of Bluesfest (plus some other treats)

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Concerts: What to see in the last days of Bluesfest (plus some other treats). Kirstin E. Endemann, Ottawa Citizen More from Kirstin E. Endemann, Ottawa Citizen.

Bluesfest Review: Weather makes Sam Hunt late for the party, but a party it was

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
After an hour-long weather delay ate up most of his time slot, Nashville hunk Sam Hunt ramped up the energy and crammed his headlining show into a 45-minute party at RBC Bluesfest on Thursday. “We're going play as much music as we can before they ...

Sunday at Bluesfest

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
City and Colour have practically made a home on Bluesfest's main stage (as did Dallas Green's previous project AlexisonFire), and so closing night honours are a natural for the 35-year-old Green.

Photos: Friday at Bluesfest

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Amongst the acts featured at Bluesfest on Friday, July 15, 2016 were the Yips on the Claridge Homes stage; Brock Zeman and Lindsay Ferguson on the Monster stage; Steve Adamyk on the City stage; and Coleman Hell on the Monster stage.

Your letters for Friday, July 22: The Gill trial, Bluesfest

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
An Ottawa jury found former lovers Bhupinderpal Gill and Gurpreet Ronald guilty of killing Gill's wife, Jagtar, in January 2014.

Bluesfest photos from Sunday July 10

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Bluesfest photos from Sunday July 10. Thomas Rhett on the left, with his lead guitarist, Eric Borash. Mark Horton, RBC Bluesfest. Young fans go crazy for Madeon performing on the Blacksheep Stage at Bluesfest Sunday July 10, 2016. Ashley Fraser / ...

Saturday at Bluesfest

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
In his annual guide to Bluesfest, Postmedia's Aedan Helmer offers daily previews of the biggest acts as well as his suggestion for the band to see.

Wacky weather cant stop 'phenomenal' Bluesfest: Executive director

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Wacky weather can't stop 'phenomenal' Bluesfest: Executive director. Sold-out shows and free transit made up for the thunderstorms and humidity that dominated the festival.

Thursday at Bluesfest

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
In his annual guide to Bluesfest, Postmedia's Aedan Helmer offers daily previews of the biggest acts as well as his suggestion for the band to see.