Local band The Town Cryers took to the Blacksheep Stage that was illuminated by the sizzling 6 o’clock sun, and stirred up the crowd with their brand of British punk meets good old fashioned, guitar-fuelled Rock ‘n Roll.
From the nestled grounds in front of Bluesfest’s Blacksheep stage to the top of the grassy hill, a massive crowd had gathered in anticipation of Canada’s orchestral rock ensemble, Lighthouse.
Jim Cuddy and the rest of Blue Rodeo headlined Thursday night at Bluesfest, which has become somewhat of a tradition at the annual festival.
The dog days of summer have arrived and, with temperatures above 30 degrees in the forecast all weekend, we can brace ourselves for another hot one in the capital. In addition to a guaranteed heatwave of a weekend, it is also guaranteed to be a fun one, with a long list of great goings on to get out there and enjoy.
Wednesday night at Bluesfest.
The thrill of going to a Foo Fighters show went way beyond the music… it was liberating, interactive, entertaining, and always a celebration.
It was arena rock central of gargantuan proportions Tuesday night as every square inch of LeBreton Flats was covered in a sea of people stretched out as far as the eye could see. Under another perfect summer sky at Bluesfest, a young 4-piece Michigan band named Greta Van Fleet took us on an hour-long time warp back to the full throttle sounds of classic rock.
Bluesfest was a sold out of tickets on Tuesday night, something that has only happened a few times in its history.
Dressed in a silver, shoulder-spiked jacket, futuristic eyewear and a wide-brimmed hat, Sterling took her confident stance at the keys.
Monday is an off day for Bluesfest. Foo Fighters play Tuesday.
Day 4 of Bluesfest closed out with Los Angeles power vocalist sensation, Beth Hart.
A stampede started as soon as the gates opened in the early afternoon, as Shawn Mendes superfans rushed to make it to the front row.
Bluesfest goers flocked to the City Stage to enjoy the musical legacy of prog rock giants, Jethro Tull.
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 5–15, 2018 at LeBreton Flats.
Bryan Adams set the City stage on fire with a memorable 2-hour performance on opening night at Bluesfest. From start to finish, the energy and enthusiasm he and the rest of the band poured out onstage was felt and reciprocated by the crowd, who were 21,000 strong.