CityFolk/Marvest festival organizers, in partnership with the Glebe BIA, have announced that this year’s local music festival is going virtual, with online concerts from 15 of the region’s most exciting artists. The virtual edition of Marvest will run from Wednesday, October 14 to Friday, November 27, with two live concerts streaming each week.
These performance videos will be released on the CityFolk YouTube channel every Wednesday and Friday at noon with an added bonus concert on Monday, November 23 at noon.
For the past five years, Marvest has celebrated the bounty of talent that has taken root and flourished in the Ottawa region. Typically, the sights and sounds of Marvest have spilled out of dozens of venues along Bank Street in the form of free concerts. For 2020, Marvest will provide a safe alternative for music fans to continue to enjoy free virtual concerts by talented musicians who have contributed to Ottawa’s vibrant music scene.
“Marvest has been beneficial to both emerging and established local artists, so it means a lot to us to offer them this platform; especially during a time when so many acts have had to curtail most of their gigs because of the pandemic,” says Marvest programming manager, Emma Francis. “We also feel it’s important to deliver this program to the community—even during these challenging times—while providing opportunities for local talent to showcase their music in a safe and responsible manner.”
Wednesday, October 14 – Andrew Waines
Friday, October 16 – Children of Indigo
Wednesday, October 21 – Chris Page
Friday, October 23 – The Lionyls
Wednesday, October 28 – Neha Sin
Friday, October 30 – Hopper
Wednesday, November 4 – Jonathan Pearce of Winchester Warm
Friday, November 6 – Jeff & the Falcons
Wednesday, November 11 – Crystalena
Friday, November 13 – Mia Kelly
Wednesday, November 18 – Monkey Rock Music
Friday, November 20 – Jumpin’ Joel Flash
Monday, November 23 – Tara Shannon
Wednesday, November 25 – Dan Kelly
Friday, November 27 – The North Woods
Find out more about the Marvest lineup at CityFolk’s website.