Marvest allows local artists to shine

CityFolk may have been the reason swarms of people were found circulating the Glebe this past weekend, but Marvest was the reason they stayed past the closing act. Running Sept. 15-16, almost 20 venues along Bank Street participated in hosting the lineup of free shows, such as Pure Gelato, Irene’s Pub, and even Whole Foods. The roster was made up entirely of local acts, many of which were also youth. One example was Mia Kelly, an Ottawa high school student whose team of friends showed up at both of her shows with bright yellow shirts in support of her. Kelly said the best part of performing at local venues is being able to meet new people. “It’s great to have […]

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Commentary: nine things to look out for at this year’s CityFolk

CityFolk is back this year, taking place from Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park. While there are many things to check out at this year’s festival, here are the top 10 things to see and do. 1) With a range of styles from Post Malone to Ruth B, there’s a sound for everyone. Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, as well as international artists like Tank and the Bangas, will appear at CityFolk. It’s a great place to listen to what you like as well as well as to get exposed to a new kind of sound. 2) Amanda Marshall—who hasn’t released any new material since 2001—will appear at the festival. She’s worked with big names like Elton John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and […]

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