Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest line up gets bigger!

RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the addition of ‘fest favourites, BLUE RODE0. Since the festival’s inception, Blue Rodeo has repeatedly charmed, thrilled, and outright rocked RBC Bluesfest audiences. They’ll be appearing on July 12.

It’s great to have Blue Rodeo back after a few years’ hiatus from the line-up. Their live show ranks right up there among the best we’ve staged—it’s a performance I personally look forward to whenever they’re here, and it always seems to get better! – Mark Monahan, Executive and Artistic Director

This year should be no different as the band will be rolling out tunes from their latest album ‘1000 Arms’, which is receiving rave reviews.

Other acts added to the RBC Bluesfest line up since the initial launch include: Common Deer (July 8); Eat A Peach: Allman Brothers Band Tribute (July 12); Hunter Siegel and Chuurch, presented by Deadbeats (July 13); and Lilly Hiatt (July 14).

Also of note, the first day of the event (July 5) will feature an opening ceremony showcasing Algonquin-Anishinabe Youth Hand Drummers from Kitigan Zibi and Barriere Lake.

In other news – due to a scheduling conflict, Shaggy will not be able to perform at this year’s RBC Bluesfest festival.

As in previous years, the festival continues to add acts to their line-up after the initial launch. For those who haven’t already purchased tickets, this makes it even more compelling to get some.

In recent years, our multiple 3-day ticket packages have become the most popular purchase. As always, prices are subject to change, so I suggest folks snap these up sooner than later – Mark Monahan, Executive and Artistic Director

Details can be found on the ‘tickets page’ on the RBC Bluesfest festival’s website.