Feature Friday: Bluesfest

Feature Friday: Bluesfest

It’s that time of year again! Fantastic artists from near and far descend upon the city to entertain the denizens of Ottawa. BLUESFEST! There’s just so much music to see, it can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of amazing local acts to see while the festival is happening. Sure there’s great out-of-town talent that you might not be able to see on the regular, but Bluesfest is also a great opportunity for both Ottawa musicians to get their sound out there, and for audiences to see great artists whose careers they can continue to follow here at home. AND nearly half of music at Bluesfest will be performed by local acts! This year the festival features five stages set up at Lebreton Flats–City Stage, Bluesville Stage, Claridge Homes Stage, Black Sheep Stage, The Spin Stage–the Barney Danson Theatre in The Canadian War Museum (at Lebreton Flats), as well as free music programming at Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. For a festival map click here.

Friday, July 7

Old Whiskey Road
Folk/blues
Claridge Homes Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Jillian Kerr
Singer/songwriter
Barney Danson Theatre
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

ERU-ERA
Funk explosion
Barney Danson Theatre
7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

 

 

Saturday, July 8

Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions
Folk
City Stage
5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

 

 

Flight Distance
Underground hip hop
City Stage
7:00 PM > 8:00 PM

 

 

All Stars Blues Revue Hosted by Monkey Junk
Ottawa’s legendary swamp blues
Barney Danson Theatre
9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

 

 

Future States
Masterful experimental indie
Barney Danson Theatre
6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

 

 

Grace Lachance
Pop/alternative/country
Black Sheep Stage
6:30 PM > 7:15 PM

 

 

The Angelina Hunter Trio
Blues/funk
Black Sheep Stage
5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

 

 

Lora Bidner
Folk
Barney Danson Theatre
5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

 

 

Chérie
Indie rock
Barney Danson Theatre
3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

 

 

Riishi Von Rex
Gypsy rock
Black Sheep Stage
3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

 

 

The Tackies
Rock
Bluesville Stage
3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

 

 

Brea Lawrenson
Country
Claridge Homes Stage
4:00 PM > 5:00 PMLE

Sunday, July 9

Sparklesaurus
 Indie
 City Stage
 3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

 

 

Trevor Alguire
 Country
 Claridge Homes Stage
 4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

 

 

Bella Cat
 Straight up blues
 Bluesville Stage
 4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

 

 

Twin Flames
 Contemporary folk
 Bluesville Stage
 2:30 PM > 3:30 PM

 

 

Barbershop Therapy
 Barbershop, a fresh take on an old genre
 Black Sheep Stage
 3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

 

 

Three Times Lucky
 Blues
 Black Sheep Stage
 5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

 

 

The Clint Everson Band
 Blues
 Black Sheep Stage
 6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

 

 

Malak
 Indie/jazz/pop
 Barney Danson Theatre
 3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

 

 

Anna Ludlow
 Celtic fiddle
 Barney Danson Theatre
 8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

 

 

All Stars Blues Revue Hosted by Monkey Junk
 Ottawa’s legendary swamp blues
 Barney Danson Theatre
 9:30 PM > 10:45 PM

 

 

Tuesday, July 11

Jesse Pascoe
Country
Claridge Homes Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Harea Band
Folk/soul/rock
Bluesville Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

DJ ACRO
Inventive spinning
Black Sheep Stage
6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 12

Fevers
Electronica
Claridge Homes Stage
6:00 PM > 6:55 PM

 

 

Slack Bridges
R&B/soul
Bluesville Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Angelique Francis
Folk
Black Sheep Stage
6:30 PM > 7:30 PM

 

 

Julie Corrigan
Country
Barney Danson Theatre
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Emma Lamontagne
Folk/pop
Bluesville Stage
8:45 PM > 9:15 PM

Thursday, July 13

Maurice Moore
R&B/soul
Claridge Homes Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Wicked Grin
Blues
Bluesville Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Townes
Blues/country/folk
Barney Danson Theatre
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

All Stars Blues Revue Hosted by The Split
Soulful funky blues
Barney Danson Theatre
9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

Friday, July 14

Old Man Grant
Folk/bluegrass
Barney Danson Theatre
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Drae
Folk/bluegrass
Bluesville Stage
7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

 

 

Sharon Riley & Jeff Rogers
Blues
Barney Danson Theatre
7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

 

 

A Tribe Called Red
Ultimate dance hip hop
Bluesville Stage
9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

 

 

All Stars Blues Revue Hosted by The Split
Soulful funky blues
Barney Danson Theatre
9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

 

Saturday, July 15

Pine
Indie
City Stage
3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

 

 

How Far to Mexico
Jingle jangle indie pop
Bluesville Stage
3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

 

 

Emma Lamontagne
Folk/pop
Barney Danson Theatre
3:00 PM > 3:30 PM

 

 

The Bushpilots
Rock
Black Sheep Stage
 3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

 

 

Mushy Gushy
Jangly rock ‘n roll
Claridge Homes Stage
4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

 

 

The Jivewires
Jazz/swing
Bluesville Stage
4:30 PM > 5:30 PM

 

 

Blakdenim
Hip hop/funk/rock
Claridge Homes Stage
6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Night Lovell
Hip hop/rap
Claridge Homes Stage
8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

 

 

Jessica Pearson & the East Wind
Canadiana/folk
Barney Danson Theatre
7:30 PM > 8:30 PM

 

 

All Stars Blues Revue Hosted by The Split
Soulful funky blues
Barney Danson Theatre
9:00 PM > 10:15 PM

 

 

Sunday, July 16

Bluesfest Community Choir
Choral blues
Black Sheep Stage
12:40 PM > 1:10 PM

 

 

Blues in the Schools
Young Ottawans playing the blues!
Black Sheep Stage
1:15 PM > 1:45 PM

 

 

Youth Ottawa Showcase
Ottawa youth playing the blues!
Black Sheep Stage
1:50 PM > 3:50 PM

 

 

Steve Groves Quartet
Blues
City Stage
3:00 PM > 4:00 PM

 

 

Alison Rose
Indie
Barney Danson Theatre
3:30 PM > 4:30 PM

 

 

High Waters
Indie
Bluesville Stage
4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

 

 

The Riot Police
Indie/rock
Claridge Homes Stage
4:00 PM > 5:00 PM

 

 

Claude Munson
Indie/rock
Barney Danson Theatre
5:00 PM > 6:00 PM

 

 

Blues & Company
Blues
Bluesville Stage
5:30 PM > 6:30 PM

 

 

The Souljazz Orchestra
Soul/jazz/afro
Claridge Homes Stage
 6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

 

 

Kelly Sloan
Soul/jazz/afro
Barney Danson Theatre
8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

 

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