That’s a wrap on the special fall edition of Bluesfest!
Ryland James, Barenaked Ladies, and Jann Arden brought music to Bluesfest’s stage at Lansdowne Park. The mini fall festival ends on Saturday night, Sept. 25.
Bluesfest is presenting outdoor concerts at Lansdowne Park from Sept. 23 to 25. Kicking off the weekend, the Thursday night lineup includes performances from rising singer-songwriter Lauryn Macfarlane, Oji-Cree multi-instrumentalist Aysanabee, indie rock band Tokyo Police Club, and Montreal-based Half Moon Run.
Catching up with frontman Devon Portielje, it’s clear Half Moon Run has been through a lot during the pandemic and yet has continued to evolve and is on the cusp of even greater things.
Bluesfest takes its turn at Lansdowne for its own weekend, boasting a lineup of iconic Canadian performers. Check out our day-by-day roundup for what to expect!
While it seemed unlikely just a few months ago, Ottawa will actually be hosting live music festivals in 2021, starting with this weekend’s CityFolk. This somewhat abbreviated edition will feature a single stage over three evenings, and while it may not have similar quantity to previous years, it certainly is bringing headline quality performers.
For two weekends in September, live music returns to Lansdowne Park with both Bluesfest and CityFolk offering star-studded lineups. Tickets go on sale August 26.
Alanis Morissette, Daniel Caesar, Haviah Mighty, Patrick Watson and 90+ artists joint the 2020 Bluesfest lineup
Bluesfest has now announced *most* of their 2020 lineup.
Bluesfest has made an early announcement about the 2020 lineup.
Photos of America, Francesco Yates, Backstreet Boys and more from the closing day of Bluesfest 2019.
Some of the biggest names in hip-hop took the main stage at Bluesfest on Saturday night.
The final day of Bluesfest 2019 is here.
The heaviest night of Bluesfest saw bands such as Alexisonfire, TPain, The Offspring, The Dirty Nil and more.
As usual, Saturdays are chock-full of artists, both local and beyond, with the prime focus on some of the biggest names in hip-hop history on the main stage.
Photos of Kane Brown, Shakey Graves, Murda Beatz and more from Day 7 of Bluesfest.