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Bluesfest 2015: Fans Get Tragically Dropkick(ed) In the Rain

"In 20 years, we've never had a bad show because we play for the best god damn people in the world", said Ken Casey, as a sea of fans packed in to the Claridge stage despite the interesting weather. The Massachusetts-bred celtic punk band of... more

Bluesfest 2015: Run the Jewels and Flight Distance

July 15th was a rather 'laxed day at Bluesfest for us at Envy Magazine; Nevertheless, we did catch a few note-worthy performances. Following the biggest disappointment of the day when De La Soul was canceled due to a flight delay (kudos to G.... more

Bluesfest 2015: Skynyrd’s In The House

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign Despite our reputation of shooting the Wu-Tang's of the music scene, every now and then an act comes along that we just can't pass up covering for our readers. Even as hip hop heads,... more

Bluesfest 2015: CeeLo Green, red, and leopard print

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign In one of the most interesting performances we've seen thus far at Bluesfest, CeeLo Green took the Claridge Homes stage under skies threatening to thunder and rain on his parade.... more

Bluesfest 2015: Nasty Nas Not An ‘Opening Act’

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign Despite not being the headliner of night four at Bluesfest, Nas was certainly the highlight of the night for every hip hop fan in attendance. The show opened with the bass turned so... more

Bluesfest 2015: Ottawa Gives Kanye West a Chance

It was back in 2007 that Kanye first appeared on the Ottawa Bluesfest stage, one of their first ventures into featuring hip hop acts at the festival. Despite the controversy back then of putting Kanye on the stage, Bluesfest directors were still... more

Bluesfest 2015: ASAP Ferg Does Canada via Trap Train

This tour was so unmissable that the Bluesfest directors added an entire extra day just to accommodate it. "The Full Flex Express" tour rolled into Ottawa with a boat load of crazy artists-- wait-- we mean a train load. Inspired by the Grateful... more

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Dope Canadian Talent You Should Support at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

There are many big-name acts that people look forward to every year at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. But what about the ones bred in our very own hometowns? They get tons of love and support already, but for those who didn't know-- now you know. Here... more