CityFolk was packed Friday night as festival goers took in the sights and sounds of 54-40, William Prince, Flint Eastwood, Humble Pie and more. Marvest kicked off with free shows in bars and shops along Bank Street.
The heat of the summer has finally broken and it is time for cozy sweaters, apple cider, warm socks, and fall adventures. Ottawa is a bustling city, so to help you out in your adventuring, we’ve compiled a list of the city’s best this coming weekend.
A total of 65 bands and 24 venues are participating in the offshoot festival.
This year’s CityFolk runs for five days from Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 16.
Terry Steeves: “He dished it out in spades… and we loved it all.”
A short but sweet half-hour set by Ottawa-based duo Etoile Noire drew a roomful of listeners into The Papery at Bank and Fifth early Friday night as part of Marvest, CityFolk Festival’s selection of locally produced music.
CityFolk Festival continued Friday night along with performances at various venues along Bank Street for Marvest, a feast of locally produced music.
With sun in the forecast, this weekend looks to be a great one to spend outside. Whether you’re enjoying CityFolk or running the Army Run, now is the time to (finally!) enjoy some summer weather!
Du 13 au 17 septembre 2017, la pelouse du parc Lansdowne accueillera plusieurs grands noms dans le cadre d’un festival toujours en expansion. L’une des innovations des dernières années fut le volet parallèle baptisé Marvest et qui se présente comme une grande moisson musicale ottavienne. Les 15 et 16 septembre, 52 formations locales et 19 établissements participeront à cette grande fête musicale en bordure du site principale et à travers le quartier du Glebe. Tous les concerts sous l’affiche Marvest seront gratuits. Sans plus attendre, voici quelques concerts que nous recommandons !
JAD performs two sets on Saturday September 16. First at Aroma Espresso Bar (200 Marché Way) from 2–2:30pm and then at Irene’s Pub (885 Bank St) from 3–3:30pm.
Étoile Noire perform two sets on Friday September 15. Admission is free to all Marvest series concerts presented by CityFolk.
The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Slimmoore and the Newsoulproject, Expanda Fuzz, Morris Ogbowu, The Heavy Medicine Band, and Okies are among the 50+ artists performing pop-up concerts during CityFolk Festival weekend.
“Dance to forget where you’re goin’, dance to forget where you’ve been, dance to remember the earth beneath your feet, dance to feel this moment that you’re in.”
Terry Steeves: “Laid back, easy listening, and dance inducing, every song delivered a feel-good vibe, and completely memorable melodies with catchy hooks.”
Terry Steeves: “Armed with his small-bodied Guild acoustic guitar, he delivered a riveting solo set.”