About Us

About Us

Sound Check Entertainment was started by Hendrik Pape as a festival blog in the Ottawa Citizen, covering the 2nd annual Capital Hoedown Country Music festival in Ottawa in 2011. Since that summer, Sound Check has evolved into a comprehensive blog that is read by thousands. We’ve been invited to attend festivals, events and concerts across Canada. Sound Check continues to evolve, leading the charge for the new media! Providing event coverage that’s unrivaled by any other media source is what we do!Our mission is to promote, not just the festivals and events, but the entertainers. The established and emerging artists that take to the stage and add a level of promotion. Sound Check is proud to be Canadian and has a deep love for homegrown music and entertainment.

Some of the many major events Sound Check has covered to date include:

We are always adding new events to our list so if you have an event that you would like Sound Check to promote contact us today!

About the founder Hendrik Pape…
Hendrik PapeBorn in Mississauga in the summer of 1974 I was adopted by a family in Northern Ontario where I spent the first 20 some years of my life before relocating to the Ottawa Valley and eventually to the Thousand Islands region which is where my family and I call home today. Field Service Tech by day, Live Music Nut by night! I’m a blogger, social media geek, tech, and live music fanatic. To me there’s nothing better than a live show, indoors or outdoors it doesn’t get more raw than that. Anything can happen and that’s what makes it unique and exciting.
I founded Sound Check Entertainment in 2010 to help promote festivals, events and emerging artists from across Canada and the world! I’m a huge fan of all genres of music, if it moves me I’ll listen to it. I’m also very proud of what Canada has to offer the music world, we have some extraordinary talent in this country. Part of my goal in founding Sound Check Entertainment was to seek out, discover and promote some of these artists to help them get heard…I’d say we’re off to a good start!
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Want to join our team? Contact Hendrik today