Ottawa gained the moniker “Liverpool of the North” for its robust rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 1950s and 60s. Longtime rock radio DJ Jim Hurcombe looks back on the original rock scene in his book Rockin’ on the Rideau: Ottawa’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll.
With Friday’s incredible triple-header rock bill behind us, it’s back to the eclectic mix that CityFolk is well known for. Folk? Check. R&B? Check. Indigenous hip-hop? Yup, check too.
Fans of one of Canada’s most iconic singer-songwriters will soon have some opportunities to celebrate their folk hero.
Marvest takes place at over 20 shops and venues on Bank Street, between Lansdowne Park and the Queensway, on Friday September 13 and Saturday September 14, 2019. Admission is free.