Some of Ottawa’s best events are when the many East Coast expats get together for a kitchen party in their adoptive city.
Headlining the opening night is Half Moon Run. While they may technically be based in Montreal, lead singer Devon Portielje hails from our fair city, so we claim them as our own as well.
David Currie: “Clara Madrenas is a charming performer, an able singer, and a thought-provoking writer who I’m sure will be a Fringe tour staple for years to come.”
With concerts scattered over ten days across the Marion Dewar Plaza (TD Main Stage), Confederation Park (OLG Stage), and the National Arts Centre (NAC), sorting out which artists you want to see may be challenging. We’ve compiled concerts highlighting the must-see acts of this year’s festival.
Dragon Boat: Half Moon Run, Alan Doyle, Jess Moskaluke, and USS headline free concerts at Mooney’s Bay Park—06.20.19 to 06.23.19
The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Mooney’s Bay Park from June 20–23, 2019. Admission is free.
If you were afraid that this “new” New Swears sound meant their live shows would be toned down, rest assured, they’re bringing all the energy and insanity that their concerts have become known for.
Amanda Dookie: “An off-the-cuff performance that gives the audience a little bit of everything.”
If you’re still trying to think of a great way for Dad to get away for a while, how about an event at a craft brewery, spent talking about the ongoing history of alternative rock and the music industry today, with the preeminent expert on the matter, Alan Cross?
To help you make your choices, Apt613 has assembled an experienced team of volunteer reviewers:
Opera doesn’t have to be figured as an elite art that only few can attend, but should rather be pivoted as a beautiful combination of costuming, classical music, and skilled singing.
The Canadian Tire Centre is about to host the return of Canadian rock royalty as Corey Hart and Glass Tiger will be gracing its stage on Wednesday June 12.
After seeing a few of the dynamic productions from Ottawa Pops Orchestra in the past couple of years, we couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for the upcoming season of shows.
Black Squirrel Books will be taking over the space to operate a satellite event venue.
With the tour kicking off, opportunities to see Flying Horses perform in Ottawa again this year are limited.
Venus Furs and Paragon Cause play Bar Robo on Wednesday, May 29.