That’s a wrap on the special fall edition of Bluesfest!
Bluesfest takes its turn at Lansdowne for its own weekend, boasting a lineup of iconic Canadian performers. Check out our day-by-day roundup for what to expect!
The famous blues bar will close after one last show by guitarist Tony D on Saturday night, Sept. 18.
Whether you have a weekend of museum and patio hopping planned, or a quiet picnic in your neighbourhood park, stay safe, stay hydrated, support local businesses, and take a deep breath of that July air, friends. We’ve gotten this far together. Let’s keep one another safe.
Tune into the live concert series premiere via YouTube.
Encore Ottawa returns with second season of live shows taped at the Shenkman Arts Centre—YouTube Watch Party on June 11
Tune into the live series premiere via YouTube on Friday, June 11 at 8pm.
Apartment613’s support local holiday gift guide continues with a roundup of our favourite local record stores.
A special televised show will feature performances by the Downchild Blues Band (with special guests Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, David Wilcox, Kenny Neal, Gene Taylor, and Erja Lyytinen), Colin James, Big Sugar, Sass Jordan, Matt Andersen, MonkeyJunk, and Dawn Tyler Watson.
After only a couple of short days since the last long weekend of the summer, we’ve arrived at yet another weekend – the second last before the official arrival of fall!
Thursday ramps up from the last two days with a slate of acts scheduled in the Barney Danson Theatre in addition to the standard sets on the City, Videotron, and Bluesville stages.
It’s sort of like Canada Day, but for Ottawa!
Bluesfest’s All-Star Blues Revue celebrates the age old musical melange of the jam. Musicians who gather in a communal and unscripted release of their talents, often times resulting in some of the most magical creativity that is as wonderful to be a part of as it is to witness. This year celebrates the second series of these jams, seven in total, all held inside the Barney Danson Theatre.
Deejay NDN headlines opening night of Westfest 2017 and Queer Mafia will host the afterparty – 06.02.17
With summer on the doorstep, the 14th annual Westfest takes place this weekend from June 2–4 at Laroche Park.
As founder Elaina Martin put’s it, Westfest is “the people’s festival.” With Westfest in it’s 14th year, Apt613 talks to Martin about what Westfest is all about, its efforts towards reconciliation, and making Westfest Ottawa’s most accessible and diverse festival.
Apt613 has a unique take on the “best” albums of 2016. We’ve looked to the charts published by CHUO 89.1 FM to see which records made the most weekly appearances.