Category: Festivals

CityFolk 2018 In Photos – Part 2

CityFolk 2018 In Photos – Part 2

 Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of the photo essay of the 25th anniversary of Ottawa’s music festival CityFolk, while today we cover the last two days of the annual event. As with all larger festivals, it’s a logistical challenge to take in every set fully but here are some quick highlights of what we did see.   Day 4 – Saturday, September […]

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CityFolk 2018 in Photos – Part 1

CityFolk 2018 in Photos – Part 1

Like last year, Ottawa’s CityFolk was blessed with wonderful weather. With five unbelievably warm nights, it was perfect to relax outside with a cold beverage and take in some great music. Festivals of the scale of CityFolk run multiple stages. As artists are simultaneously featured on the dual stages, conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every set, here are some quick highlights […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 5 Picks (Sept 16)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 5 Picks (Sept 16)

Today brings us to the final day of CityFolk Music Festival, wrapping up the 25th anniversary edition. Here’s our final four suggestions as to which stages to stake out to keep your ears entertained. If you want to go rogue, the full schedule can be found here. If you haven’t gotten your tickets, here’s where you can make you purchase. It’s not too late to […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 4 Picks (September 15)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 4 Picks (September 15)

Saturday is here and a swell way to celebrate is with live music. CityFolk Music Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is sure to be the place to be this evening. Head down to Landsdowne for a fabulous night of food, music, and fun! Also, if hanging at Landsdowne isn’t your scene, or you’re still seeking more music, be […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 3 Picks (Sept 14)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 3 Picks (Sept 14)

We’ve reached the middle of the last big summer music festival in Ottawa. Fret not! There’s still plenty of talent to take in at CityFolk Music Festival to keep you content through the weekend. Also, if hanging at Landsdowne isn’t your scene, or you’re still seeking more music on a Friday, be sure to check out the musical harvest that is Marvest.  […]

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CityFolk 2018 – Day 1 & 2 Picks (Sept 12th & 13th)

CityFolk 2018 – Day 1 & 2 Picks (Sept 12th & 13th)

  Though the calendar says summer of 2018 is drawing to a close, the final mega-music event in Ottawa is about to hit town. CityFolk Music Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, spans 5 days (Sep 12-16), and features music spanning genres and decades. It’s a festival with a little something for everyone. As The Revue has done in […]

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Moon River Festival 2018 preview

Moon River Festival 2018 preview

“Pardon me boy, is that The Avett Brothers playing?” THE STORY This weekend the city made famous by a train song will sing a different tune: Chattanooga welcomes the Moon River Festival to its shores on September 8-9. The festival’s stacked lineup features many of the country’s top Americana, indie folk, pop, rock, and soul artists. The Avett Brothers and The […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Osheaga 2018 in photos

When in Montreal, you are never short of things to see, do, eat, or drink. That said, the weekend of August 3th–5th has something unique, namely the three-day music and visual arts festival, Osheaga. It’s appeal has grown, given the magnitude of the festival and the number of local and international artists it hosts. One of its many attributes is that the […]

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Tank and The Bangas

Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018

Just like every other year, picking the highlights of a jam-packed Newport Folk Festival is a difficult task because each performance usually has at least one. Given that the schedule is filled with conflicts, it is nearly impossible to see them all. The four of us – Ben, Darren, Dina, and our latest addition Adam – will attempt to do […]

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A Change Is Gonna Come

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 3 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 3. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting this annual event are: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 1 photo essay Day 2 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker.     MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Valerie June

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 2 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 2. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting this festival include: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 1 photo essay Day 3 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker     MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Margo Price

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting the wonder of the festival include: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 2 photo essay Day 3 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2018 – Preview and Picks

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2018 – Preview and Picks

If the sunshine doesn’t suggest summer in Canada, then the August long weekend with its famed 3-day Osheaga Arts & Music Festival surely will. This August 3rd to 5th brings the 13th Chapter of this event, causing music fans to descend on Parc-Jean Drapeau on Île Ste-Hélène. Having garnered over 135,000 attendees in previous years, it’s a music and arts […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day Three Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day Three Guide

Two days are in the books, and Saturday was a typical Newport Folk Festival day – from the music, to the surprises, to the unpredictable and temperamental weather. And ten thousand festival goers won’t hesitate to do it all again today! The final day is once again filled with conflicts, so if you need a hand check out our Newport […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day Two Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day Two Guide

After a memorable Day One, we get to do it all again at Fort Adams State Park. What will Newport Folk Festival have in store for us this day? We offer a few predictions in our Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day Two Guide , which also might be handy to navigate through the multiple conflicts. Since WiFi is at […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day One Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day One Guide

Yesterday, we shared our complete guide of the 53rd edition of Newport Folk Festival. To make it easier, we’ll be splitting the guide up into each day, so here is obviously Day One. Whether this is your 20th NFF or your first, you know there will be conflicts – plenty of conflicts! The Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day One Guide, […]

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Newport Folk Festival 2018 – The Full Guide

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – The Full Guide

This year marks the 53rd year of the prestigious Newport Folk Festival (July 27th to 29th), which every music lover must attend at least once in their life. This is easier said than done, of course, because NFF sells out in about 2 minutes when tickets go on sale in late November. The Festival only accommodates 10,000 people around Fort […]

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Zeds Dead

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 3

 All good things eventually come to an end and, as such, this review covers the final weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2018. Day 8 – Friday, July 13th Country music is often a divisive genre. People seem to either love it or hate it, yet Sturgill Simpson is somehow different. To quote one patron overheard at Bluesfest, “I don’t like country […]

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Blue Rodeo

RBC Bluesfest 2018 In Photos – Part 2

As in previous years, Monday following the first weekend was a “dark” day at Bluesfest with no shows on the schedule. This allows the festival to tweak the grounds as needed while pass holders get a day of rest. Below we share Days 5 through 7. Take a look back of the first four days over here. Day 5 – […]

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Benjamin Booker

RBC Bluesfest 2018 – First Week in Photos

 Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge to see everyone on your list. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 5th It’s finally […]

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