July 4-14, 2019
Every July, nearly 300,000 music lovers gather along the Ottawa River just outside of downtown Ottawa for one of Canada’s largest music festivals: RBC Bluesfest. The event welcomes some of the world’s biggest and most innovative artists of all genres plus food, drinks and activities.
Bluesfest is held on LeBreton Flats, an outdoor area within walking distance of downtown Ottawa, next to the Canadian War Museum. You can catch shows on any of the five stages – four of which are outdoors near the Ottawa River, and one of which is inside the museum.
The 25th edition of Bluesfest from July 4 to 14, 2019 features big names like The Killers, Eric Church, Backstreet Boys, Kygo Logic, Jessie Reyez, Alexisonfire, Snoop Dogg, Kane Brown, The Glorious Sons, CHVRCHES, First Aid Kit, Wu-Tang Clan, The Offspring, Elle King and Buddy Guy, to name just a few.
Several of Ottawa’s great musical acts will also perform, including Area Resident, BlakDenim, Future States, GARÇONS, Loon Choir, Moonfruits, Rebecca Noelle, Renée Landry, and more.
Beyond the music
Bluesfest grounds have everything you need including multicultural foods, lots of beverage options (alcoholic and non), interactive activities (including a Ferris wheel!), autograph sessions and more. You can also upgrade your experience with VIP options!
Visit the Bluesfest website to see the full lineup and to plan your visit to this epic music festival.