The National close out Bluesfest on the RBC Main Stage, July 17, 2022

July 19th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Concerts

The National close out Bluesfest on the RBC Main Stage, July 17, 2022

On a sweltering July night, I‚Äčndie rock mainstays The National brought their own kind of heat to the Ottawa RBC Bluesfest main stage. Simmering Emotion “If you want to see me cry, play Let it Be or Nevermind” sang Matt Berninger on the show opener, “Don’t Swallow the Cap,” setting the stage for a band […]

Ottawa local OK Naledi brings a personal touch to the final night of Bluesfest

July 19th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Concerts

Ottawa local OK Naledi brings a personal touch to the final night of Bluesfest

An Intimate Setting The coffeehouse vibes of the Barney Danson Theatre in the Canadian War Museum made a perfect setting for OK Naledi’s heartfelt, joyful, and intimate set on the final night of Bluesfest. A local to both Ottawa and Botswana, OK Naledi (AKA Kimberly Naledi Sunstrum) brought her signature Afro house sound to a […]

Bluesfest locals: Elijah Woods

July 16th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Features, Interviews, News

Bluesfest locals: Elijah Woods

The Bluesfest locals series will introduce you to the talented music makers from the Ottawa area performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. Come on out early to Bluesfest and discover some great new music! Elijah Woods Sunday, July 17 8pm to 9pm River Stage Bio The multi-faceted singer, songwriter, producer and engineer has been consistently […]

Bluesfest locals: Bonnie Doon

July 16th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Features, Interviews, News

Bluesfest locals: Bonnie Doon

The Bluesfest locals series will introduce you to the talented music makers from the Ottawa area performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. Come on out early to Bluesfest and discover some great new music! Bonnie Doon Sunday, July 17 6:30pm to 7:30pm River Stage Bio Bonnie Doon was born under the full moon in the […]

Bluesfest locals: OK Naledi

July 16th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Features, Interviews, News

Bluesfest locals: OK Naledi

The Bluesfest locals series will introduce you to the talented music makers from the Ottawa area performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. Come on out early to Bluesfest and discover some great new music! OK Naledi Sunday, July 17 8pm to 9pm Barney Danson Theatre Bio OK Naledi is an Afro House music project created […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2022 – Day Eight – July 15

July 16th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2022 - Day Eight - July 15

The headliner on day 8 was none other than Rage Against The Machine. It was the band’s first Canadian show since 1999. It was a busy night, probably the busiest of the whole festival, and not surprising, given that they were originally supposed to play in 2020. With the ongoing pandemic and the cancellation that […]

Bluesfest locals: Slack Bridges

July 15th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Features, Interviews, News

Bluesfest locals: Slack Bridges

The Bluesfest locals series will introduce you to the talented music makers from the Ottawa area performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. Come on out early to Bluesfest and discover some great new music! Slack Bridges Saturday, July 16 6:30pm to 7:30pm Barney Danson Theatre Bio Slack Bridges is a soul band from Ottawa with […]

Ottawa Bluesfest 2022 – Day Six – July 13

July 14th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Bluesfest 2022 - Day Six - July 13

Day 6 was the first heavy night of the festival with Alexisonfire headlining the main stage, supported by Sum 41 and Millencolin. There was a good sized crowd on hand for the evening of heavy riffs. Alexisonfire was touring in support of their first album – Otherness – in 13 years. The group last played […]

Bluesfest locals: The Commotions

July 14th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Features, Interviews, News

Bluesfest locals: The Commotions

The Bluesfest locals series will introduce you to the talented music makers from the Ottawa area performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. Come on out early to Bluesfest and discover some great new music! The Commotions Friday, July 15 6pm to 7pm SiriusXM Stage Bio Take a blazing horn section, throw down some bombastic drums, […]

Bluesfest locals: Vicki Brittle

July 13th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Bluesfest locals, Features, Interviews, News

Bluesfest locals: Vicki Brittle

The Bluesfest locals series will introduce you to the talented music makers from the Ottawa area performing at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. Come on out early to Bluesfest and discover some great new music! Vicki Brittle Wednesday, July 13 6pm to 7pm SiriusXM Stage Bio Vicki Brittle is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter raised in a small-town […]