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.
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.
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.
Friday evening, September 8, The I Love The 90s Tour brought it’s show to Kingston and Rogers K-Rock Centre. It was funny, before even entering the building, there was a buzz among the crowd that you don’t often see at a concert. The atmosphere of excitement was there. You could hear the pulse of the bass from well away from the building. I must confess, I was not much of a Hip Hop fan in the past, but I can still appreciate the art form and the fans were certainly into it. The largely female audience was there to re-live a piece of their youth and experience some of the music many of them likely grew up with.
Thursday night brought forth an experience like none other! I am still not sure if I was at a classic 90s party or a concert like no concert I’d ever experienced before.
Outdoor festivals are hands down my favourite way to experience music. It doesn’t matter the genre, when you have the right crowd at a well organized event magic happens. And that magic happened in spades at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary Friday night. Beautiful weather all day made a stellar line-up of artists that much more enjoyable.
Day 9 of RBC Bluesfest finally brought some much needed sun and warm temperatures to Lebreton Flats. Along with the summer weather large crowds also descended on the park for anticipated performances by Wide Mouth Mason, Xavier Rudd and MUSE.
It was Friday night in Ottawa and rock was set to invade Lebreton Flatts for Day 8 of RBC Bluesfest. Among the acts on the bill included 90s Alternative rockers Live as well as Canadian favourites The Glorious Sons and The Headstones.
It was no secret that Day 7 at RBC Bluesfest would be challenging. Popular hip hop artists Migos and Lil Yachty were among the headliners and massive crowds were expected.