Ottawa’s 8-piece Bank Street Bonbons brought their incredible big band sound to open Bluesfest on Thursday night.
Bank Street Bonbons
Bluesfest has returned to Lebreton Flats and opening night featured local and international talent, such as Bryan Adams, Passenger, and the Bank Street Bonbons.
After the hullabaloo and heatstroke of the long weekend has passed, we are faced with another beautiful weekend in our city, and no limit of ways to fill it. Bluesfest starts with a bang on Thursday night and rolls right on through the weekend. If Lebreton Flats is not your destination of choice, mix it up a little bit with a poutine in Gatineau, a soccer game, some classical music or a Shakespeare play for a little culture.
The first of our February weekends has arrived and it is bursting at the seams with great goings on in this incredible city. From art openings, to dance parties, to the anxiously awaited opening of Winterlude, this weekend is chock full of fun. Have a look through our list of this weekend’s highlights and get planning—you won’t want to miss out on any of it!
This year’s Winter Jazz Festival takes place at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins for the first time, February 9–12.