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Gig Photos: Day 3 of Bluesfest

Canadian blues guitar legend Colin James headlined the River Stage on night three of Bluesfest. The large crowd were certainly not disappointed with a set of James’ fiery blues guitar classics. Backed by a tight band, which also featured earlier act Anders Drerup on rhythm guitar, James mentioned that he was so happy to be […]

Gig Photos: Day 1 of Bluesfest

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.

What festivalgoers can expect at CityFolk

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.