Ottawa Bluesfest


Onsite Attractions


Bluesville is located adjacent to the Ottawa River, open to all pass holders every day!

Check out the Youth Ottawa interactive art displays and make your own artistic mark on the festival. Waiting for the next band…why don’t you ride our seven-storey tall ferris wheel or partake in some of our carnival games! Did all that fun make you hungry, indulge in some great festival food. This area also features intimate performances at the SiriusXM Stage.


A key landmark for meeting old friends, it’s also an ideal area for meeting new ones.

Situated on-site, right beside the Canadian War Museum, THE FORT provides a variety of festival activities throughout the event.



RBCxMusic Scavenger Hunt

Use your phone to find and collect hidden Xs all over RBC Bluesfest to unlock VIP experiences and cool surprises!

At the festival now? Play Now


Be sure to visit the Autograph Table located inside the Merch Tent in the Main bowl.  Follow us on Twitter for each day’s schedule of autograph signing sessions. Visit the Fundraising tents for 50/50, Beads, Merch and much more.. all in support of Blues in the Schools


Located in the main bowl – Coors Light Party Central is a unique viewing platform with a great 360 degree sightline…

Great view of the RBC Stage, it also has lounge seating and private bar and washrooms.  Visit the Upgrade Tent or watch our twitter feed for your chance to get in!




Come Relax or Play Games at the Accora Village Big Chill across from THE FORT.

The Accora Village Big Chill is an area for patrons to chill and gather with friends. The area is open to all festival attendees and offers a fun and exclusive experience which includes DJ programming on the Accora Village Spin Stage, access to private bars, lounging chairs, games, sampling and beautiful scenery of the river and sunset.


Find Your Balance with Libra in The Fort! Come and get a taste of our Award Winning Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer to keep you buzzing without the buzz all night long! Try our top 2 true-to-craft styles; Libra Pale Ale, and Libra IPA, made by real brewers on Prince Edward Island!





What better place to take a “Walk Down Memory Lane”, than inside the Canadian War Museum

Begin, or add to, your personal RBC Bluesfest Commemorative Poster collection!  Keep an eye out when you stroll through the front lobby of the Canadian War Museum – we’ll have a great display of posters for you.  New this year, the Poster Gallery will feature  select artist-signed memorabilia. Proceeds go to Blues in the Schools!  Ask the team about framing opportunities at Germotte Photo & Framing Studio.




Enjoy a variety of food and beverage options throughout the festival.  This year’s available options include:


Main Bowl (RBC Stage Area)

Walking Tacos
Golden Fries
The Grilled Cheeserie
Green Papaya Classic Thai Cuisine
Malak & Sons Gelato
Festival Foods Corn Dogs
True North Eats – Burger
True North Eats – Seafood
East India Company
Divine Wraps
Fitz’s BBQ Smokehouse

Bluesville (SiriusXM Stage Area)

Chip Stand
Famous Ozzy Food on Wheels
Le Pêle Mêle

Various Locations

Sharpley’s Popcorn
Lemonade Stands