Lost and Found:
All 2013 RBC Bluesfest lost and found items have been returned to their owners, donated to charity, or disposed of securely.
Gates open at 5 PM on weekdays, noon on weekends.
The festival ends at/before 11:00 PM every night.
Parking passes are sold via www.capitaltickets.ca.
Parking is extremely limited, so we highly recommend using OC Transpo (Lebreton Station) or using our valet bike parking service.
Taxi stand is on Booth St and there’s a Bixi station by the bike path.
All beer cups and food vendor servingware are compostable.
Bring an empty reusable water bottle (no glass please) and fill up at a RBC Blue Water Project Station located in the main bowl.
Keep hydrated and groove on!
Are you avidly collecting autographs? Need a 2013 edition RBC Bluesfest tee?
“The Fort” is your premiere shopping and fun destination onsite.
Festival merchandise, CDs & vinyl, beads, silent auction, commemorative posters, autographs, and many more activities brought to you by our event sponsors are located in this area.
Come back every day to see what’s fresh and happening!
Need more RBC Bluesfest swag? Our Rideau Centre kiosk also has festival posters and merchandise until July 31.
Located at the main bowl and River Stage, our vendors provide tasty treats and innovative global-inspired festival cuisine.
You can also enjoy the first-ever RBC Bluesfest pizza!
A wide variety of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages are sold at our beverage tents.
NEW: Debit and credit payments are accepted at all beverage tents. There are also ATMs located onsite.
We love our volunteers! Please visit the Volunteers section of our website for more information.
Info/Accessibility: our helpful volunteers will gladly assist you. Please visit their booths located directly inside the main gates, or find a roving volunteer with a ? sign.
First Aid: look for the first aid bus located by the side (Museum) gates, or ask a volunteer for assistance.
Security: will be patrolling the grounds and conducting bag checks. Plan ahead and pack smart:
What To Bring
YES Portable/ collapsible chairs
YES Cell phones
YES Soft-sided coolers; snacks
YES Blankets and beach towels, sunscreen, hoodies or rain ponchos
YES Sealed water bottles
YES Small backpacks, bags, and purses.
YES Personal cameras without removable lenses
YES Umbrellas (small handheld ones – no patio, golf, or beach umbrellas please)
YES Baby strollers (for your kids)
Don’t Bring These
Items on the list below WILL be confiscated.
NO Weapons, Colours, or Contraband
NO Bicycles inside festival grounds. Valet bike parking is available onsite.
NO Skateboards, roller blades, scooters, carts or personalized motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs)
NO Illegal substances or drug paraphernalia
NO Alcohol. Beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold inside the festival gates.
NO Pets. Service dogs are permitted.
NO Hard-sided coolers
NO Glass containers
NO Unauthorized vending permitted
NO Audio recording devices, video equipment, or professional photography equipment
NO Beach balls, soccer balls, baseballs, footballs, etc.
NO Squirt guns or water toys
NO Non-collapsible Chairs
NOTE: ALL BAGS WILL BE SEARCHED.