RBC Ottawa Bluesfest25 Wrap-Up

The Ottawa Bluesfest celebrated its 25th consecutive year and what a bash it was! It featured local upcoming talents like Moscow Apartment and musical greats such as Buddy Guy, The Killers, Alt-J, Kygo, Snoop Dog and loads of others. This festival is considered by the locals to be a favorite because it’s so eclectic, with genres for all ages and tastes. 

Photo credit: Greg Kotz

The venue had three stages and even a carnival area, which added a fun family atmosphere. They encourage local merchants to promote their products and services. It was well organized and the crowd traffic was managed superbly. There was always space to navigate and walk freely. There were convenient water bottle filling stations and cool innovative relaxing spaces. Charge stations and phone lockers were provided by one of the festival’s main sponsors, Videotron. These were extremely appreciated by all the enthusiastic fans reporting to their social media. There were exclusive VIP lounges with scaffold towers and the staff was helpful, pleasant.


This festival was so eventful and bright, it’s not a surprise people make it a ritual to return. Happy anniversary RBC Bluesfest! We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries to come!

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