Ottawa Bluesfest announces major act for 2024

Image previewOTTAWA – Friday, October 13, 2023

Ottawa Bluesfest organizers are pleased to announce that Tyler Childers will be performing on the RBC Stage at Ottawa Bluesfest, July 12, 2024, as part of Tyler Childers Mule Pull ’24 Tour.

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“We are delighted to confirm that Tyler Childers will be performing at the festival this coming summer,” says the festival’s executive and artistic director Mark Monahan. “Tyler has been on our wish list for several years now, and being able to bring him to the festival to perform for his legions of fans here in the Ottawa Valley is a real coup.”

This added date in Ottawa follows the first leg of Childers’ “Mule Pull ’24 Tour,” which sold-out instantly when tickets went on-sale last month.

The Mule Pull ’24 Tour celebrates Childers’ acclaimed new album, Rustin’ In The Rain (Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records), which recently debuted at #10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with 38,500 equivalent units sold.

In celebration of the new record, Childers recently spoke with The New York Times, who praises, “His songs with roots in bluegrass, Southern rock and Appalachian tradition have pushed the boundaries of country music and even his own fan base, while cementing him as one of the most successful touring and streaming artists in his field—without the aid of radio,” and continues, “when he sings live, his eyes burn with the ferocity of a preacher, and fans hang on to every word.”

Critical acclaim for Rustin’ In The Rain:

“Childers is clearly continuing to grow his audience by simply staying true to himself…one of

country music’s more interesting, boundary-pushing artists”—

“Childers makes clear that this isn’t a break with country music: It is a light cast on its history, a

recognition of what it has been and can become”—Pitchfork

“an original artist dedicated to finding new ways to outdo himself”—Associated Press

“Childers is the most essential mainstream country musician working right now”—Paste

“one of the year’s more vital pure country albums”—PopMatters

“an excellent album that completely transports you and makes you feel like you’ve just been

dropped into an old-time honky-tonk bar, listening to a collection of timeless tunes”

Entertainment Focus

“The current king of alt-country”—Live For Live Music

Ahead of the release, Childers unveiled the breakthrough lead single, “In Your Love,” alongside an official music video, which debuted as YouTube’s #1 trending music video. Since then, it has garnered over 6.6 million video views and 30 million on-demand streams along with acclaim from outlets such as NPR Music, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence, The Advocate, OUT, and Rolling Stone, who praises, “the music video of compassion and caring we need right now,” while USA Today calls the video “a much-needed portrait of inclusivity.”

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The 2024 edition of the Ottawa Bluesfest will take place from July 4 to 14, 2024.


Ottawa Bluesfest media contact:

Joe ReillyMedia Relations[email protected]613-859-5797