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.
Thirty years ago in 1985, a woman by the name of Irene Corey opened the doors to her modest-sized pub in the then up-and-coming neighbourhood on Bank Street called The Glebe. Originally called, “Cap’n Pinky’s”, it bore the charm of a cozy, rustic Maritime seaboard local, which rapidly became home to a regular clientele in […]
There is something about performing on the Rainbow stage. As a fledgling singer over 20 years ago, I remember the acute sense of nervousness I felt walking onto it, standing as green as could be, high above the crowd, looking out past the packed dance floor below me, the bar area beyond, the balcony area […]
The Cooper Brothers, along with a little help from their vast array of musician friends, gave a monumental performance in front of a sold out crowd at Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre this past Friday night. It was a celebration of their music, that has stood the test of time, since their first release, Finally, in 1974 under […]