Last chance to catch Bluesfest

What's New — By lpaquet on July 18, 2010 at 2:47 am

The Black Sheep Stage at Bluesfest. Photo by D. Neuman.

The 13-day Cisco Otttawa Bluesfest–a music festival that’s moved far beyond blues to include acts as diverse as Hole, Metric, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the B-52’s–is winding down for another year. Sunday is your last chance to see the scene that practically shuts down the rest of Ottawa for two weeks by sucking in music lovers from all over the region. If you haven’t been yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. The big draw on closing night is Weezer on the MBNA Stage, but fans of a certain age might just amble over to the Hard Rock Cafe Stage and groove to Foghat instead.

All the action takes place on Lebreton Flats, at the corner of Booth Street and the Ottawa River Parkway. Bring a lawnchair at your peril (pitched battles between the pro- and anti-lawnchair factions keep the festival lively every year).

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