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Summertime in Ottawa – Bluesfest

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Don’t let the name fool you; Bluesfest is not simply just a festival devoted to the Blues genre. Bluesfest is one of the biggest and longest running outdoor concerts in Canada and it happens in Ottawa every summer. This year’s festival takes over Lebreton Flats from July 7 to 17.

Bluesfest attracts amazing talent from all over the world and with the option to purchase a day pass or the full 10 day pass your concert viewing options are limitless. If you were ever considering buying a house in Ottawa, having Bluesfest at your doorstep would certainly be an enormous benefit.

2016 Bluesfest Headliners

Bluesfest has grown so successful over the years that it is now able to showcase top artists ranging from country to hip-hop and everything in between. Rock fans will love Red Hot Chili Peppers, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Coleman Hell, and Billy Idol. Country boys and girls can’t get enough of Brad Paisley, Sam Hunt, and Thomas Rhett. For the rap/hip-hop fans in Ottawa, Future, Schoolboy Q, Nelly, and Ottawa’s own Belly are sure to draw big crowds. Then of course, there’s a long list of underrated local and international blues, jazz, and rock bands here to entertain.

Rain or shine these artists take the stage every day for memorable performances that touch the lives of thousands of fans. With upwards of 150 acts Bluesfest offers something for every music lover. There are multiple stages set up across LeBreton Flats so viewers can either commit to one act or jump from stage to stage and experience five different concerts in one day.

Bluesfest is also a fantastic place to discover new local talent. The City of Ottawa is bursting with musical talent and what better way to debut your singing career than on a stage with thousands of entertainment hungry music fans at your feet.

Admission Information

There is something for everyone at Bluesfest. There are special prices for youth admissions as well as a multi-day pass available for ease of catching all of your favourite artists perform. You will be very impressed with the security levels in place, Bluesfest is committed to every attendee’s safety to ensure everyone has worry free fun. If you want to impress a client or that special someone in your life you can order VIP tickets to every show. The VIP section comes with exclusive bar service, some free snacks and the ever coveted private washroom.

Fans travel from all across Canada to experience Bluesfest, whether it be for one specific artist or to experience the energy of the entire festival. Bluesfest is one of the amazing local events that Ottawa residents get to enjoy each year. If you were interested in buying a home in Ottawa and are a fan of music you should make your way to Bluesfest this summer.