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Shoeclack’s Guide to Ottawa Bluesfest

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Now celebrating its 23rd year, Ottawa Bluesfest is known worldwide as one of Canada’s best outdoor music festivals. Featuring some of the biggest acts on the planet, the 2016 edition was headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, City and Colour, Brad Paisley, The Lumineers, John Fogerty, Nelly, and many more. As well, the festival hosted a ton of local bands from Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. With 11 days of music, Bluesfest is a collection of music fans and artists alike, and represents the perfect blend between an intimate, local festival and a massive fest that attracts world-class acts.
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A red hot weekend: 5 thoughts from 2 days at FEQ

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Quebec City may not be as popular of a touring destination for non-Canadian bands as their big sister Montreal, but the provincial capital’s yearly Festival d’été de Québec always shows it’s no slouch in the department of putting on great shows night after night. The festival – which lasts a week and a half every July – came to a close on Sunday, and I made the 230+ km trek eastward to catch the tail end of this year’s festivities – with me making a few discoveries about the festival and the city itself along the way.
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