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NEW FOR 2020: #CanadaPerforms at the RBC Bluesfest Drive-In

RBC Bluesfest and the National Arts Centre are pleased to present #CanadaPerforms at the RBC Bluesfest Drive-In, a summer weekend series of live concerts, where people will drive, park, and watch Canadian musical talent at Place des Festivals – Zibi in Gatineau, QC.

Dates and performers include:

  • July 31 – Marie-Mai, Donovan Woods and The Opposition, Neon Dreams, Terra Lightfoot, Julian Taylor, Kellylee Evans
  • August 1 – Sam Roberts Band, Shad, Haviah Mighty, LeFLOFRANCO, Nambi & The Rhythm, Bboyizm
  • August 7 – Patrick Watson, Basia Bulat, Zaki Ibrahim, Asuquomo, Silla and Rise, Geneviève et Alain
  • August 8 – Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, Chris Labelle, Crystal Shawanda, Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam, Amanda Rheaume

More information and FAQs are available at General admission and Nissan VIP tickets are available here while quantities last. Join us for a memorable experience by the waters of the Kitchissippi!

* Lineup is always subject to change


Artist Listings 2021

Artist Listings 2021

As announced on April 28th, the 2020 edition of RBC Bluesfest has regretfully been cancelled, due to COVID-19. We have been working hard to re-confirm artists for 2021, and are pleased to confirm the following artists for July 8-18, 2021

Headliners: Rage Against The Machine, Jack Johnson, Blink-182, Marshmello, Alanis Morissette, Blue Rodeo

Also presenting: Albert Castiglia, Billy Talent, Boyz II Men, Charlie Cunningham, Crown Lands, Dashboard Confessional, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Fémina, Haviah Mighty, Jeremy Dutcher, Jontavious Willis, July Talk, King Crimson, Lil Tecca, Lloyd Spiegel, Marco Benevento, Mike Zito, NOBRO, Patrick Watson, Sharon Van Etten, Southern Avenue, The Barr Brothers, The Cooper Brothers Southern Rock All-Star Revue, The National, The New Pornographers, The Turbans, The Zappa Band, Vanessa Collier, Wishbone Ash, with many more to come!

We appreciate your support and hope to see you in The Summer of ’21!

In the meantime, join us at CanadaPerforms At The RBC Bluesfest Drive-In!

~Team RBC Bluesfest