Ottawa Bluesfest

Onsite Attractions


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

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 festival food such as: Gabriel Pizza, Slush Puppie, BeaverTails, Blooming Onions, Fadi’s Fabulous Foods and a Lemonade Stand. This area also features intimate performances at the Claridge Homes Stage.

RBCxMusic Zone

Introducing RBCxMusic at RBC Bluesfest!

Visit RBCxMusic in the Fort! Sing your heart out in the Studio, take a GIF in the Soundwave or write a line from your favourite song on our Lyric Wall. There are plenty of ways to relax and recharge, plus exclusive upgrades and giveaways available every day!




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

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




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.  Here you’ll find a Coors Light Beer Tent, you can shop till you drop at the Merch Tent and visit a variety of other attractions!  It’s always fun to visit THE FORT!

Be sure to visit the Autograph Table located inside the Merch Tent.  Follow us on twitter for each day’s schedule of autograph signing sessions. While there, why not visit the 50/50 Raffle tent and the Beads Sales Tent in support of Blues in the Schools


As a proud new partner of RBC Bluesfest, Videotron will make sure that your mobile is fully charged thanks to their mobile charging booths.

Also, on Saturday, July 14th, Videotron will provide our fans with a cool free VIP spot giving a great view on Jessie Reyez and Rae Sremmurd shows. First in, first served!


Check out the VIP Upgrade tent daily for opportunities to upgrade your passes! Sections include: Metropolitain VIP Zone, Acura VIP Club, Coors Light Party Central. Upgrades and pricing are subject to availability – arrive early each day for your best chance to get in!





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

The Honda Big Chill is an area for patrons to chill and gather with friends. The Honda Big Chill is open to all festival attendees and offers a fun and exclusive experience which includes DJ programming on the Spin Stage, access to private bars, lounging chairs, games, sampling and beautiful scenery of the river and sunset. We invite you to visit the Honda tent and see Honda’s award winning line up.



Big Chill Map


With this activation, participants enter an entirely digital world with a Whole World of Entertainment theme. Festival-goers use a computer tablet and earphones to step out of the real world and into a fantastical world of augmented reality for a few minutes of magic and fun.



Watch as Acura’s vision of Precision Crafted Performance comes to life through the all-new 2019 Acura RDX. Visit the Acura tent for further details on our World-Class Performance SUV.

Brought to you by Camco Acura and Gatineau Acura dealers.


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

GermotteBegin, 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.