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.
R&B star John Legend played the Budweiser Stage in Toronto Saturday night and left the entire crowd swooning with his docile tones. Newcomer Gallant opened the show with an impressive range of vocals preceded by Legend rising up from the stage on his piano like a phoenix from the ashes.
A common saying you’ll hear frequently when living in Ottawa is that it is the city that fun forgot. I’d like to make a case for the exact opposite and all you have to do is take a look at the summer festival season.
A household name in Cape Breton fiddling, a rising star from Quebec, folk darlings, and even fiery returning musicians join other quality names in the line-up announcement for the Ontario Festival of Small Halls this fall.
The Calgary Stampede turns up the volume with an expanded festival-style lineup on the Coca-Cola Stage
This year’s Coca-Cola Stage contains the biggest lineup they’ve ever had performing at the Calgary Stampede. Featuring Alessia Cara, The Strumbellas, Nelly Furtado, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals & many more, the new & expanded lineup will have music fans rocking through the day & into the night.
National Arts Centre unveils 2017 Fall Lineup featuring Jann Arden, Diana Krall, Whitehorse and more
New producer, new season and 50 + performances this fall by Jann Arden, Diana Krall, Whitehorse and many more make up National Arts Centre 2017 Fall Lineup.
MGMT – GOGOL BORDELLO – MONSTER TRUCK – MOTHER MOTHER – K.FLAY – SLOAN – USS + 46 more acts to perform at Riverfest Elora 2017!
The National Arts Centre is a really spectacular venue for a concert of any size and magnitude. Even more so when the musical artist on the stage is pouring their heart out and the audience is electric. That was just the case this past Friday night, as a capacity crowd of passionate Canadian music lovers arose from their seats and ignored the sitting room guidelines to celebrate the ever-evolving indie dream-rock sounds of Mother Mother.