Ottawa Bluesfest is an annual outdoor music festival that takes place each year in downtown Ottawa, CA. Since its inception in 1994, it has evolved from just blues and jazz music to rap, rock n’ roll and even some electronic tunes. In 18 years, it has grown to become the largest blues festival in Canada and the second largest in North America. Last year, artists like LMFAO, Alice Cooper, Norah Jones, and *shudder* Nickleback all took the stage at the event, which features multiple stages for fans to enjoy.

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Other on-site attractions at the Ottawa Bluesfest include the Mill Street Pub, who have signed on to be the exclusive beer supplier for the event. Expect plenty of handcrafted lagers and ales for you to enjoy while grooving to some sweet jams. Also, check out the autograph tent for the chance to get up-close-and-personal with some of your favorite musicians. Of course, there will be plenty of food vendors on-site, although last year artisan vendor applications were not being accepted by the festival. No lineup has been released yet, but the festival dates will fall on July 4-14, 2013.

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2013 Dates

July 4-14, 2013

Ottawa Bluesfest 2013 Lineup

A Tribe Called Red
Adventure Club
Alejandro Escovedo
Alex Clare
Amadou & Mariam
Animal Collective
Atlas Genius
BB King
Belle and Sebastian
Benjamin Francis Letwich
Cold Specks
Diamond Rings
Dixie Chicks
Eric Burdon
Femi Kuti
Fitz & The Tantrums
Flogging Molly
Frank Turner
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Grand Funk Railroad
Great Big Sea
Hunter Hayes
Joe Robinson
Jon Clery
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Justin Townes Earle
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Killer Mike
Los Lobos
Los Lonely Boys
Matthew Good
Mississippi Heat
Mother Mother
Neko Case
Passion Pit
Ra Ra Riot
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Sharon Van Etten
She & Him
Tegan & Sara
The Cat Empire
The Dunwells
The Joy Formidable
The Knocks
The Tragically Hip
Tommy Trash
Wu-Tang Clan
Zac Brown Band
Zeds Dead

Ottawa Bluesfest 2013 Lineup Rumors

The official lineup is being released in a few months. We’re hoping for: AWOLNATION, Papa Roach, Mumford & Sons, Warren Haynes, Primus, The Black Keys, Justin Bieber, & Desaparecidos.

Ottawa Bluesfest 2012 Lineup

Tangerine Dream
Alan Doyle
Riot Police
The Melvins
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Loon Choir
Billy Bragg
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Strain
Dirty Projectors
Plants and Animals
Mister Parker
Paul Oakenfold
Dry River Caravan
Johnny Sansone
Super Chikan
Conor Oberst
City and Colour
Freelance Whales
David Gray
Kalle Mattson
Snoop Dogg
Lauryn Hill
Sleigh Bells
Kid SL
Winchester Warm
Lake Street Dive
Alice Cooper
Iron Maiden

Ottawa Bluesfest 2012 Performances

Iron Maiden Performing “Fear of the Dark”

Lauryn Hill Performing “Killing Me Softly”

Snoop Dogg Performing “Sensual Seduction”