Ottawa Bluesfest


Artist Submissions

2023 Local Artist Submissions

Thank you for your interest in performing at the 2023 festival. Local Artist Submissions are open until December 6th, 2022 at 11:59 PM. All artists are invited to submit to play RBC Bluesfest in July and/or CityFolk Festival/Marvest in September.

We are now accepting submissions from Ottawa and the surrounding region to as far NORTH as Sudbury, as far SOUTH as Kingston, as far EAST as Montreal and as far WEST as Toronto.

We accept applications from established and emerging artists.
We want to encourage applications from artists WITHOUT major agency representation.
We welcome applications from all communities, including but not limited to, female artists, Indigenous artists, artists who identify with 2SLGBTQ+ communities, Francophone artists, artists of colour, artists with disabilities, and artists from all socioeconomic backgrounds.


Please note that, due to the volume of submissions received, we cannot individually respond to each applicant. After being reviewed, applicants who are successful will be contacted by a member of the programming team for more information.
~ The Programming Team ~