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Jazz Festival and Bluesfest announce lineups!

 
 

cisco ottawa bluesfest 2010 crowd evening med 039-credit-ottawa-tourismCisco Ottawa Bluesfest — it’s a party!The past couple weeks have been great for music lovers in Ottawa. Both the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest have announced their lineups! These are two of the biggest and best summer festivals in town!

The jazz festival runs June 23 to July 3 in Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa. Featured performers include k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, Pink Martini, YOUSSOU NDOUR, Paco De Lucia, Return to Forever IV, Béla Fleck & the Original Flecktones, Lucky Peterson and Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub.

More traditional jazz fans will be happy with the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo, Christian McBride and Inside Straight, Kenny Wheeler, and Kurt Elling as well as a great improvisational series.

Meanwhile, the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest announced its lineup at a gala event at the sexy new Ottawa Convention Centre on April 26. A well-rounded musical event, the Bluesfest takes place over six stages in and around LeBreton Flats (outside the Canadian War Museum) July 5-17.

More than 200 acts will perform, including Ben Harper, Billy Talent, Buck 65, Blue Rodeo, Bootsy Collins, Death From Above 1979, Erykah Badu, The Flaming Lips, Jennifer Hudson, Joe Satriani, John Butler Trio, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Soundgarden, Steve Miller Band, The Tragically Hip, Bedouin Soundclash, Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick, Danny Michel Band, Girls with Guitars, Huey Lewis and the News, Josh Ritter, Rise Against, Tegan & Sara, Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace, Trampled by Turtles, Wanda Jackson, and Yukon Blonde.

Tickets are available for Jazz here and for Bluesfest here.

Meanwhile, book your stay in Ottawa through Ottawa Tourism’s website – check out the Third Night Half Price option for even better value!

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