RBC Bluesfest New Release: World Class Line-up Just Got Better

OTTAWA, April 13, 2017 – RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced several outstanding additions to an already star-studded line-up, including: Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea fame) and his band The Beautiful Gypsies, Soul and R&B icon Patti LaBelle, guitar wunderkind Pat Travers, blues rocker Sari Schorr, piano man Red Young, and NYC’s ever-innovative Yonatan Gat. Profiles of these acts will be available on the Bluesfest website later today.

Other new acts—including those added since the initial launch—are as follows: The Zombies, REZZ, Arum Rae, Jack Semple, Tim Hicks, Delicate Steve, The Glorious Sons, Busty & The Bass, Hamish Anderson, and Taylor Knox.

Additional local acts include: Pony Girl, Taylor Angus, Anna Ludlow, Townes, Rebecca Noelle, Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, How Far To Mexico, The Riot Police, Blast From The Sun, Blues & Company, The Bushpilots, Future States, Jillian Kerr, Made Wade, The Souljazz Orchestra, Lora Bidner, and Riishi Von Rex.

“As in previous years, we continue to add to our line-up after the initial launch. These additional acts become a bonus for those who already have tickets and, for those who haven’t, this makes it even more compelling to get some,” says the festival’s executive director Mark Monahan. “In recent years, our multiple 3-day ticket packages have become the most popular purchase. New for this year, we’ve introduced 4-day packages for weekend one and weekend two. As always, prices are subject to change, so I suggest folks snap these up sooner than later.”

Speaking of multi-day tickets, festival organizers are also trying something new this year: until April 15, patrons can take advantage of a two-installment payment plan. Details can be found on the ‘tickets page’ on the festival’s website. Additional ticket outlets will be open later this spring. Stay tuned to the ticket page on the RBC Bluesfest website for updates.