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RBC Bluesfest expands line-up

RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced additions to an already star-studded line-up, including: Juno Award-winning Canadian rapper Belly, Death From Above 1979, Bahari, Lera Lynn, JD McPherson, Jeff Lang, Tor Miller, Steve Hill, Kirby Sewell Band, Colin Linden, Jordan McIntosh, Garrett Klahn, and Jack Broadbent. “This offers added value for current full-festival pass holders and for fans that already have tickets for the days these acts will perform,” says the festival’s executive director Mark Monahan.

Sue Foley, Paul Reddick, Jack de Keyzer, Kirby Sewell, Colin Linden, and Jeff Lang have also been confirmed as special guests for the All-Star Blues Revue, taking place on-site in the Barney Danson Theatre July 8 and 9 (hosted by The Split) and July 14 through 17 (hosted by MonkeyJunk). Details regarding who’s playing when during the revue will be announced on the website in the weeks ahead.

Recently confirmed additions to the existing list of local bands include: Steve Adamyk Band, Bonnie Doon, Wotts, Merganzer, Scary Bear Soundtrack, Her Harbour, Danielle Allard, Noushka, The Powergoats, Chris Page, Yusso, Silver Creek, Thrust, and leMeow, with more to be announced.

Festival organizers also announced that RBC Bluesfest tickets will be available at both Compact Music outlets on Bank Street, beginning April 25. Additional outlets will be open later this spring. Stay tuned to the ticket page on the RBC Bluesfest website for details.