New this year is the offer of a Bluesfest passport for out-of-town visitors. As tourism increases for Canada’s 150 in the capital city, many of them will look to stay and engaged with more offerings in the city, including the traditional Bluesfest.
The 2017 edition of the RBC Bluesfest runs from July 6 to 16 over the two weekends. The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a wide variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed. Check the website for more to come in the weeks ahead.
“To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we’ve put together one of our best lineups ever . . . and one of Ottawa’s favourite sons (Dan Aykroyd) seems to agree,” says the festival’s executive and artistic director Mark Monahan. “We expect thousands of visitors to join in and celebrate some great music in the nation’s capital, this summer. New for 2017, in expectation of an increase in the number of out-of-town visitors, we are offering weekend-one (July 6-9) or weekend-two (July 13-16) passports.”