MARVEST NEWS RELEASE
CityFolk organizers set to stage MARVEST 2019 in ‘the Glebe’
Unique Marvest venue ~ credit Gilles Vezina
OTTAWA, August 28, 2019 — CityFolk music festival organizers today announced the line-up for their 2019 edition of MARVEST—a harvest of music and so much more. The programming team has outdone themselves again this year with some outstanding acts from the national capital region and beyond, including: Alexandra Sullivan; Alison Rose; Almyr Jules; Amos the Transparent; Angelina Hunter Trio; Anna Ludlow; Brian Asselin Duo; Bruce Enloe; Cee Lawrence; Champagne Sundays; Chris Zimmerman & The Weather; cicæda; Colin Wylie; Dana Sipos; David James Allen; Dirty Sheep; DJ ROZ; Drae; Dylan Holton; Five+None; Fonts; Fools of Love; Good Advice; Graven; Harea Band; Havelin; High Waters; Isaac Vallentin; JFUN; Jack Pine and The Fire; Jamie Douglas & The Powergoats; Jessica Wedden; Jillian Kerr; John Allaire and the Fi-Delities; Jon Hynes; Jonathan Pearce; KONAH; Kate Weekes; Krista Hartman; Kyle Meagher; Li’l Andy; Luna Li; Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam; MACK & BEN; Mackenzie Rhythm Section; Maple Grove; Mayhemingways; Mushy Gushy; Paolo Stante Band; Patrick Rock; Pimienta Blanca; Piper & Carson; Sara-Danielle; Siberian Breaks; Sing Song Party Time; Sophie D’Orléans; Sparklesaurus; Spencer Scharf; Subtle Curves; susan o; The Pale Light; The Rifle & The Writer; The “Self-Help” Club; The Tackies; Tiny Cars; Townes; Trevor Alguire; Triples; Tulips & Devilships; Tyler Kealey Band; VIBEBYMELO; Valois; and Yvon Leroux.
Marvest celebrates the bounty of talent that has taken root and flourished in Ottawa and throughout Ontario and Quebec, offering an eclectic lineup of musical entertainment in a wide array of venues. It’s about bringing friends and neighbours together in the name of great music and honouring the abundance that characterizes a fall harvest. Marvest will showcase the many talented musicians who have made Ottawa’s music scene so vibrant.
Inspired by the city-wide explosion of music during Austin’s SXSW Festival, the sights and sounds of Marvest will spill out of more than two dozen venues along Bank Street. Throughout the event, over 70 acts will play a series of free music concerts in bars, restaurants and storefronts along Bank Street, allowing the ‘party’ to carry on into the night.
New this year, Marvest will provide a free shuttle for festival goers. Dubbed the ‘Magic Marvest Bus’ and operated by Lady Dive Tours, the shuttle will run up and down Bank Street during Marvest. There will even be live music onboard throughout the festival! For shuttle route information and hours of operation, please visit the CityFolk website.
Also new this year is a “Marvest Special Presentation Series”. In addition to Marvest’s many local artist showcases, a series of free, unique presentations will be presented at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, September 14. This new series will feature: Eleni Mandell: “Songwriting 101″; Tom Wilson: “Beautiful Scars – Literary Recital”; and Snotty Nose Rez Kids: “SNRK: Identity and Process in 3 Albums”.
The overall event forges connections between artists, businesses, community associations, and a diverse group of music fans from Ottawa and beyond. Marvest will work in partnership with the Glebe BIA and the numerous local businesses who have offered to open their doors to some first-rate music.
“This is a great opportunity for the CityFolk organization to promote the Ottawa music scene by working in cooperation with local 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.”
Marvest will take place Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. Check out the CityFolk website < www.cityfolkfestival.com > to find out who’s playing where.