Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Six – July 10

July 11th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 - Day Six - July 10

One of the saddest crossovers in the Bluesfest schedule this year was Elle King coinciding with The Sheepdogs. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Elle King was unable to perform. The Sheepdogs instead closed the Videotron Stage on July 10th. The crowd was packed, begging the note that if The Sheepdogs had played the Bluesville stage […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Five – July 9

July 10th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Five – July 9

Another beautiful evening for Ottawa Bluesfest brought in quite a broad spectrum of fans due to the two headliners on opposite sides of the musical genre scale with Kygo headlining ‘City’ Stage and Buddy Guy headlining over on the smaller ‘Videotron’ stage. Lennon Stella at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (2019) Photo Credit: Matthew PerryThe evening started […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Four – July 7

July 8th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 - Day Four - July 7

Sunday night was a pleasant mix of different styles. Getting there early, I was lucky to catch partial sets from some great local artists. I was a first timer for Outside I’m a Giant, Moonfruits and River City Junction. Entertaining sets from all of these talented musicians. Bluesfest does a fine job bringing in lots […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Three – July 6

July 7th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Three – July 6

PUP’s lead signer reviewed their show on the third day of Bluesfest better than anyone could, “not the ideal situation to see a PUP show, in the middle of a field, but you guys are doing great.” The audience at the City Stage for the show really, really liked PUP, and if you are a […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Two – July 5

July 6th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Day Two – July 5

Know what’s fun if not good? Country music. Especially in the summer on a calm night and preferably with a cold beverage. My father will tell you the golden age of country music was 2011. Where artists like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, and Jake Owen released their hits. Also released in that year was the […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there

July 4th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Ottawa Bluesfest 2019 – Discover some great local artists while you’re there

Summer is here and that means it’s almost time for Ottawa Bluesfest 2019! While all the hype typically surrounds the headliners, there is loads of local talent performing as well. So if you’re going, head out early and discover some of the great local music that our city has to offer. Once again this year, […]

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 6

July 15th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - Day 6

My first stop on this evening was to catch Ottawa’s own Lucas Haneman Express. For those complaining about the lack of blues artists, this local act kept the early arrivals with a scorching set. The band was thrilled to be opening the City Stage for Dave Matthews! I next caught The Suitcase Junket over on […]

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 5

July 14th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - Day 5

Roland Prince hit the Blacksheep Stage at 6 PM on day 4 of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Local hip-hop and R&B artists are seldom spoken of in the Ottawa Music scene, so Spotlight figured we’d check out the Kanata born artist. We were pleasantly surprised. A self-proclaimed “proud weirdo” with a background in stage acting, […]

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 4

July 13th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - Day 4

As day 4 rolled in, I was most looking forward to seeing the Strumbellas hit the City Stage. With 3 solid albums under their belts and some strong Ottawa shows over the last few years, they have become one of my favorite bands. Sunday night was no exception as the band delighted the crowd with […]

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 3

July 9th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Concerts

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - Day 3

Ottawa Bluesfest Day #3, the day that all screaming teens, parents, and people of all ages were waiting for, AKA “Shawn Mendes day!”. Another packed day with a lineup of musical talents would not let anyone down regardless of your genre preferences. Lauv made a strong impact on the City Stage, packing the largest area […]