Festivals in the News
CBC News - Bjork has been added to the 2013 Bluesfest lineup, festival head Mark Monahan announced during his interview on CBC Radio's All in a Day today.
Rick Mercer and the RMR (Rick Mercer Report) crew visit Winterlude in Ottawa, Canada. Denise Leblanc from the NCC takes Rick on a tour of Winterlude. View the video below: Or watch the video on YouTube: Rick at Winterlude
Gav Martell, FoodNetwork.ca | Winterlude seems to embody the very spirit of Ottawa at her finest. This annual celebration seems to get better each year with more and more people choosing to celebrate our nation’s capital and the winter season. The ... read more »
Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa Citizen | The lineup for the 20th annual edition of RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest ranges from Skrillex to B.B. King, but there’s a renewed emphasis on bringing back the blues after last year’s electro-heavy program. “To ... read more »
CBC News - Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq performing live alongside a screening of the iconic Canadian film Nanook of the North is one of the high-profile performances of the Northern Scene cultural festival in Ottawa this spring.
Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen | At the first night of the Ottawa tryouts, volunteers snapped Polaroids of each hopeful and asked them to fill out a short information sheet. They were split into groups and were taught a short excerpt from the ... read more »
NAC’s Northern Scene festival brings eclectic mix of artist to Ottawa area, from Tanya Tagaq to Artcirq
BY PETER ROBB, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Northern Scene starts April 25 and brings 50 different events to venues scattered across the capital region.
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen | Country music icon Willie Nelson leads the list of acts playing the Ottawa Jazz Festival this summer. Nelson, who is 79 but will be 80 when he plays Confederation Park, last performed in Ottawa in April 2009 at the Ottawa ... read more »
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen | The so-called “Jazz-Ed” Program is a partnership between the jazz festival and Carleton University. Coaching the students along with Ellias will be the drummer and Carleton music professor Jesse Stewart, bassist John ... read more »
Vito Pilieci, The Ottawa Citizen | Winterlude brings more than $55 million into the region’s economy, according to the Conference Board of Canada. More than $41 million of that is spent by tourists. Where the event usually brings in between 30 ... read more »