As many of you festival goers know, Cityfolk is always accompanied by MARVEST that runs in local bars/restaurants and even stores around the area. This year has expanded to so many different locations with 70 bands!! It’s an amazing way to catch local artists and visit some great establishments!

The full list of artists can be found here!


Here’s the full news release:


CityFolk enhances 25th anniversary celebration with expanded MARVEST lineup, and more . . .

August 29, Ottawa, ON—CityFolk music festival organizers today announced an expanded line-up for this year’s edition of MARVEST—a harvest of local music featuring free performances in non-traditional venues.

For CityFolk’s 25th anniversary, the programming team have outdone themselves, bringing in 70 outstanding acts from the Ottawa-area, including A Leverage For Mountains; Adam Ferris; Alexis Neon; All Day Breakfast; Almost Kennedy; Archy The Cockroach; Audrey Saparno; Beats’n Keys; Brad Sucks; Casa Lagarto; Chas Guay; Christine Jakel; Cody Allen; Colibri; Crystalena; Dan Kelly; David daCosta; D.B Cohen; Double Magnum; Dreamshell; dubé; Dylan Holton; Fiddlehead Soup; Fonts; Gentlemen of the Woods; Greathunter; ilvekyo; Joe Brownrigg and the Saturday Nights; Jon Creeden; Jonathan Becker; Josephine Leone; Justin Ralph; Krista Hartman; Kristine St Pierre; Kurtis Adamus; Kyle Burghout; Kyle Ivan; Lake Urmia; Lost to the River; Mabel Beggs; Mosely; Mountain Eyes; Muzzy Legault; Nebraska; Nighttime In Kansas; Nile Groove; No Fly List; No Hits; Old Man Grant; O Neptune; Onionface; Rainwater Whiskey; Rebelle; Remaclara; Renée Landry; ‘Sing Song Party Time’ with Derek McKinley; Sleepy and the Noise; Steve St. Pierre; Still Winter Hills; Sweet Rocket; The Dark Slacks; The Dustbowl Daddies; The Ethics; The Obsidians; The Opposite Point of Life; The Reverb Syndicate; The Vaneglory Farm; Tiffany Schilkie; Ty Hall; and Winchester Warm. During the event, this eclectic mix of regional acts will be showcased in bars, restaurants and storefronts in the Glebe, allowing the CityFolk ‘party’ to carry on into the night.

Marvest forges connections between local artists, businesses, and music fans from Ottawa and beyond by working in partnership with the Glebe BIA and the numerous venues that will open their doors to some first-rate music.

“This is a great opportunity for the CityFolk organization to promote local talent by working in cooperation with neighbourhood businesses,” says CityFolk executive director Mark Monahan. “It gives the musicians a boost by helping them develop their audiences . . . and it helps businesses broaden their customer base.”

Also, new this year—as part of CityFolk’s 25th anniversary celebration—a series of ticketed concerts will take place, including Jack Pine and the Fire on September 7 at St. Giles Church, 729 Bank Street ($10);  an acoustic performance by THE TREWS on September 8 at the Fourth Ave. Baptist Church in the Glebe ($25); ‘COUNTRY GEMS’ on Sept. 14 featuring Kelly PrescottBall & Chain, and Ali McCormick at St. Giles Church, ($10); and ‘FOLK GEMS’ on Sept. 15 with Finest KindThe Welsh TornadoJames StephensMOONFRUITSJulie Corrigan, and Campbell Woods, also at St. Giles Church ($10).

Marvest will take place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. Check out the CityFolk website < > to find out who’s playing where.

I can’t wait to see this amazing line-up of entertainers!! What a great addition to an already stacked line up for Cityfolk! I’ll be there for the whole festival! See you all there!


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