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The Aberdeen Pavilion, along with various sites throughout the Glebe, will be the site of some Marvest shows. Photo from the Apt613 pool by flickr user Lazy_Artist

Cityfolk presents #Marvest2015: A local music harvest

By Terry Steeves on August 26, 2015

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Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival team are stepping it up a notch this year not only with the move to the massive and centally located Lansdowne Park, but also with the addition of an exciting off-shoot series of performances called Marvest.

Marvest, as the name implies, is a musical harvest of world-class talent plucked from our very own garden of local performers. Working in conjunction with the Glebe BIA, 60 local bands will be featured in shops and venues along Bank Street and on the three stages inside the Aberdeen Pavilion on Lansdowne Park. It runs September 17th-20th.

Everything from bookstores and coffee shops, to food marts, bars, and restaurants will be housing various acts ranging from single performers and duos, to full bands… free of charge. It’s an opportunity for musicians and businesses to showcase themselves and bring to the forefront some of the artistic and entrepreneurial assets our great city has to offer. Music lovers will now have a feast of acts to choose from in and outside of the festival grounds, including some after-hour performances.

Apt613 is pleased and proud to be part of a team of local e-zines, newspapers, community radio stations, designers, and corporate supporters that are directly involved in the selection and presentation of some of our finest local talent. Other presenters include Jackpine, Couch Assasin, Ottawa Showbox, CKCU, CHUO, The Big Beat (Ottawa Citizen) and Backstage Pass (Metro News).

CityFolk’s Marvest is geared toward bringing a sense of community spirit, support, awareness, involvement and fellowship… but mostly, it’s about FUN: come explore and experience the fruits of our city’s musical harvest!

A complete schedule of Marvest performers and locations is available here. CityFolk runs from Sept. 16-20, 2015.

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