With the week of August 19th to 26th just around the corner, the 2018 theme for Capital Pride has been unveiled: CommUNITY. This year, they want to focus on individuals and organizations that support and improve the lives of LGBTQ2+ people.
Westfest celebrates their 15th Anniversary from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10 at Tom Brown Arena and Park.
Ottawa’s singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum plays Westfest on Saturday June 9 from 5:50-6:40pm.
Terry Steeves: “The album’s 8 tracks are a diverse collection of beautifully crafted songs, each completely different, and each offering an emotionally stimulating showcase of instrumental and vocal intensities, varying rhythms, and poignant lyrics.”
Thornhill, Ontario’s The Philosopher Kings graced the stage at CityFolk Festival, which also saw performances by Fred Penner, Miss Emily, Common Deer, Father John Misty and more.
As founder Elaina Martin put’s it, Westfest is “the people’s festival.” With Westfest in it’s 14th year, Apt613 talks to Martin about what Westfest is all about, its efforts towards reconciliation, and making Westfest Ottawa’s most accessible and diverse festival.