Ontario pumps $600,000 in Bluesfest, Folkfest
from Ottawa Citizen
The Ontario government is giving the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest and the Ottawa Folk Festival each $300,000 to enhance programming and attract an expanded slate of artists, it was recently announced. The money comes from the Celebrate Ontario Fund which assists festivals throughout the province. "The funding will increase multiple-day pass sales and attract more out of province tourists to Bluesfest," said a news release. Bluesfest recently announced its 20th anniversary festival lineup and it will be held July 3-13 at LeBreton Flats Park.
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