CityFolk delights crowds at Lansdowne

Another year of Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival wrapped up this weekend, marking the festival’s third year of being held at Lansdowne Park. Five music and art packed days drew massive crowds to the festival grounds despite the heat that was present for most of the weekend. This year CityFolk offered two stages, one less stage from the year previous. This created a smaller line-up but overall an easier festival to navigate. It also gave fans a better chance to catch all the performers they wanted to see this year.   The first night brought a rowdy crowd despite there being only one stage open for the first day of the festival. During the beginning of the night, the City Stage had […]

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CityFolk Day One: Ruth B, Allan Rayman, and Post Malone

On the opening night of this year’s CityFolk Festival, performers Ruth B., Allan Rayman and Post Malone rocked the stage and entertained the crowd at Lansdowne Park. Ruth B Ruth B. was the second performer of the evening, and despite her young age, sang like a seasoned performer. It was her first performance at CityFolk. She performed tracks off albums The Intro and Safe Haven including the wildly popular “Lost Boy.” The mostly younger crowd was delighted as Ruth B. performed some tunes on piano alongside a band of three to back her up. She explained her songwriting process before some of her tracks, illustrating that each song had deeper meaning. Her performance overall was impressive for a young songwriter […]

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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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Juno Awards take over Ottawa for the week

Legends were honoured, diversity was recognized and Canadian music was celebrated at the 2017 Juno Awards in Ottawa. The week-long festivities ran from March 27 to April 2 and featured a variety of events and performances to celebrate Canada 150, all culminating in the Juno Awards show at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mayor Jim Watson said he was pleased the Juno Awards were back in Ottawa for the third time. “This is a very exciting time in our city’s history,” Watson told The Charlatan in an interview. “We worked really hard to attract them here, so we’re delighted with all of the programs leading up to the big awards.” The awards helped bring many popular local artists back to Ottawa. […]

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