Sunday was the last night of this year’s CityFolk Festival and it went out with a bang!
The weekend edition of CityFolk got underway on the great lawn at Lansdowne on an unseasonably balmy Saturday afternoon. First to hit the stages were locals and kind of locals Danielle Allard, Common Deer, Miss Emily, Twain, and Fred Penner’s G-rated show for the little ones.
Cover photo: Jessica Wedden performs during Marvest 2017. Photo: Derek Mellon
Saturday couldn’t have been a better afternoon for Marvest, the free portion of CityFolk that brought several short performances to untraditional venues over the span of Bank St. The venues were all within walking distance of each other, and combined with the unusually warm September weather, it made for a magical musical adventure unlikely to be soon repeated.
The third night of Ottawa’s CityFolk festival did not disappoint, kicking off at 6pm while the sun was still shining on Lansdowne. It was a warm evening filled with surprises, from the beautifully cooperative September weather to the unanticipated talent demonstrated by the performers — particularly by Son Little, The Suitcase Junket, and Amanda Marshall.
Day 2 at CityFolk Festival in Ottawa brought us the stylings of The Family Crest, Daniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Jenn Grant, and Jack Johnson. These artists all have one major thing in common, you can’t help but move to their tunes!
The first night of CityFolk Festival in Ottawa was Wednesday, and it went off without a hitch. With stylings from the likes of Kaija, Ruth B, Allan Rayman and Post Malone, there was a little something for everyone.
Marvest is a musical harvest. It is an offshoot of CityFolk that runs September 15th and 16th, 2017 in The Glebe. Marvest shows are FREE! The focus of Marvest is to present Ottawa with a feast of locally produced music. Saturday afternoon shows in Bank Street venues will be family friendly. Marvest is all about bringing people together in appreciation of local music.