After months of preparation and anticipation the Grey Cup Festival has finally arrived in Ottawa. The Grey Cup itself will make its arrival in the city tomorrow and the main events will kick off starting Thursday. Here’s a rundown of what you can do for FREE over the next few days at the Grey Cup Festival.
Talented, local Ottawa country singer/songwriter, Sandi Skye graced the stage at the John Street Pub in Arnprior last weekend and delivered a performance that will not soon be forgotten. The performance included a mix of her original songs and some classic gems from country hitmakers Johnny Cash to Shania Twain. The John St. Pub was the perfect setting and the crowd that was taking it all in.
12000 students from around Ottawa, and as far as St John’s NFLD gathered at the Canadian Tire Centre this past Wednesday for a spectacle of inspiration for change at We Day Ottawa 2017. All ages from elementary school to high school gathered to hear notable speakers like Former Secretary General of the United Nations and the Downie-Wenjack Families. Discussing a variety of issues from indigenous rights in Canada, to Canada’s impact overseas, to the ability for an individual to make a difference through organ donation or volunteering with food banks.
Brett Kissel has FINALLY announced his much anticipated new album We Were That Song today which is currently in pre-sale for full release December 8. This album was creating it with the help of record label Warner Music, and had its release date pushed in order to put the time and energy into each detail. Following his performance at We Day Ottawa, we were lucky enough to be invited to listen to a few tracks on the album with Brett and an intimate audience, where he made it clear how much of himself went into this album describing it as a “labour of love.”
Don’t rock the jukebox: Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett to headline Boots and Hearts
We knew that something was coming at some point today, we didn’t expect to see it this early in the morning but we did. I giant full page newspaper ad sent to us by a reader shows Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson and Thomas Rhett as the 2018 Boots and Hearts headliners.
After a false start last week we believe a major Boots and Hearts lineup announcement is imminent and can come as soon as tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking to Lauren Alaina mere days before her Canadian debut as part of Dallas Smith’s Side Effects tour. Over the course of the interview Lauren opened up about personal struggles after American Idol as well as the tragic events of Route 91 Harvest Festival. This was one of my favourite interviews and easily one of the most personal interviews I’ve ever done.
We’ve told you about the incredible concert series slated for this year’s Grey Cup Festival in Ottawa but wait, there’s more. What’s a Grey Cup festival without parties? Well with 9 teams in the Canadian Football League from all across Canada it’s fitting that there’s a party for everyone.
With production now wrapped on the inaugural season of THE LAUNCH, CTV has unveiled the first 30 artists selected to participate in the all-new, six-part musical series slated to premiere in mid-season. Introducing Canadians from across the country to THE LAUNCH‘s astonishing array of aspiring artists.