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Gig Photos: Day 2 of Bluesfest

By Landon Entwistle, Marc Lepage, and Curtis Perry on July 9, 2022


There has been great local talent taking to the stage so far, and day two of Bluesfest was no different, as Nambi & The Rhythm got things started on the main stage, as well as Mack & Ben who got the grooves going on the river stage.

The Texas Horns provided the blues at the tent stage, led by Grammy Award-winner Mark Kazanoff on tenor saxophone.

20 years into their time as a band, The New Pornographers continue to release relevant, power-pop hits, with the group’s newest release In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights taking centre stage during their performance on day two. Headlining the River Stage was Jeremy Dutcher, who brought an atmospheric performance with a large band treating the crowd to songs from his debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

Melbourne, Australia’s Tash Sultana provided a high energy live show featuring 12 different instruments being played and looped in a one-person setup. Tash had looping stations setup around different parts of the stage, running between platforms and would time different instruments into the mix with ease.

Closing day two on the main stage was Jack Johnson. The Hawaii-born singer-songwriter brought the beach vibes with classics such as “Banana Pancakes”, “Breakdown”, and “Better Together”. He also debuted several new songs from his June 24 release, Meet the Moonlight.

RBC Bluesfest runs from July 7–17, 2022 at LeBreton Flats. Visit for the full schedule and lineup. General admission Day Passes cost $79.45 and a full Festival Pass is $312.97 including tax and all fees. Follow @apt613 on Instagram for all the sights and sounds of Bluesfest 2022.