Festivals in the News


Dragon-boat festival for kids too; Free event expands children’s programming

[Link: Ottawa Community News] While dragon-boat teams are itching to take to the waters of the Rideau River this weekend, organizers of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival are itching to welcome huge crowds. The 21st Tim Hortons Ottawa ... read more »


Reviews from the Ottawa Fringe Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Women Who Shout at the Stars Goombay Productions, Ottawa Studio Leonard-Béaulne Reviewed Thursday The Story: Discovering yourself is a lifetime slog as we are reminded in this satisfyingly textured memory piece ... read more »


The Citizen’s music writers pick their Ottawa Jazzfest must-see shows

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Beginning Friday and running through to Canada Day, the 2014 Ottawa International Jazz Festival offers a dizzying program of more than 100 concerts ranging from Grammy winners such as Bobby McFerrin, Steve Martin, Dianne ... read more »


Galaxie Rising Star Award goes to Laurent Bourque

[News Release: Ottawa Folkfest]

Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced the winner of this year’s Galaxie Rising Star Award. The award has been given out each ... read more »


TD Ottawa Jazz Festival offers respect to the roots

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Considering the big name headliners appearing at brand name jazz festivals around the world, aficionados could well wonder just what constitutes jazz any more. Robin Thicke and Christina Aguilera headlining the prestigious ... read more »


EU Team ready for fellow Dragon Boat newbies

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Take notice, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival newbies. Team EU aims to be the fleetest of your fleet. “At first, our objective was not to tip,” confides Petra Auster, captain of the first-time entry sponsored by the ... read more »


Itamar Borochov’s constant search for the roots

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] For me, one of the revelations of this year’s TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is the young Israeli trumpeter Itamar Borochov, who plays the NAC Fourth Stage June 21 with saxophonist Jonathan Greenstein. Theirs is the first of six ... read more »


The Bad Plus, from Black Sabbath to Stravinsky

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The Bad Plus plays The Rite of Spring When: June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Dominion Chalmers United Church Tickets: $35 ottawajazzfestival.com BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ One hundred years after the momentous Paris debut in ... read more »


Spotlight will shine on Bank Street for GlowFair festival

[Link: Metro] Judith Hill, a singer who toured and performed with Michael Jackson, will headline the event. DJs including the Grammy Award-winning Hex Hector and Spanish duo Chus & Ceballos will spin tunes and project their own visuals. Local ... read more »


Nick Fraser’s Ottawa Jazzfest must-see shows

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] It took the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival an inordinately long time to confirm it, but but the rhythm section of guitarist Roddy Ellias, bassist John Geggie and drummer Nick Fraser will return this year to host the festival’s ... read more »