Announcements

Ottawa Event Announcement: Cityfolk Line-Up has been Released!

June 21, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – CityFolk organizers today announced that they will be moving forward with a star-studded lineup of live acts for this year’s festival. CityFolk will take place on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park on September 8, 9, 10 and September 15, 16, 17, 2022 ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Dragon Boat Festival Release Concert Line-Up (Free)

TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2022 LINEUP FEATURING HEADLINERS THE STRUMBELLAS AND SERENA RYDER OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, MAY 24, 2022 The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns June 24-26 with free all ages concerts from headliners The Strumbellas and Serena Ryder. The all Canadian lineup includes performances ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Van Gogh 360 Coming this Summer!

OTTAWA, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – Van Gogh 360º is coming to Ottawa this summer. This falls under the category of good news for art lovers who may have missed the highly successful Van Gogh art exhibit at Lansdowne Park last summer—or for those who liked it so much they’d ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Line-Up Is Out – IN PERSON

OTTAWA, (Canada) March 8, 2022 — After a multi-year hiatus caused by COVID-19,RBC Bluesfest is back, with festival organizers today announcing a lineup that music fans in Ottawa and beyond have been waiting far too long for. The event, featuring a star-studded mix of live acts, will be produced by ...
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New Years Eve Parties in Ottawa – Yikes

Hi everyone! I normally post an annual list of all the hottest parties in Ottawa for New Year’s Eve, but like last year, it’s not going to happen this year. I was originally planning doing that type of post this year, but then our friend Omicron hit like a hammer, ...
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Ottawa Theatre Review: Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

After two years of painstaking delays and postponements, the inaugural performance of Moonlit Theatre is now up and running at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Moonlit Theatre is the brainchild of Jason Sedlar and Lisa Meuser, both seasoned members of the theatre community. “Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier” was directed ...
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Covert Ottawa Newsletter: Winter is Coming Edition

Happy almost-December, everyone!! Isn’t it crazy that Christmas is in like 3.5 weeks?? Yikes! I hope you all got a jump on your Christmas shopping over the Black Friday week/day/weekend sales. It’s such a funny time for consumerism, with so much pressure to find the best deal on items that ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Cityfolk/Bluesfest Coming in September!!

We have a major music festival coming up this September. The management team behind Bluesfest and  Cityfolk festival (among other great events) have pulled together a pared down version of Cityfolk AND Bluesfest and have released the line up and other festival details including all the various safety measures in ...
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Covert Ottawa Weekly Newsletter: August Event Update Edition

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. The weather was beautiful for the most part, making it a perfect weekend to enjoy the outdoors. As the summer chugs along, more and more events are opening up again, some new concepts, and other tried-and-true local favourites. As per ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: “Chef’s Table” is Back for 2021

NEWS RELEASE OTTAWA, June 22, 2021 — Billed as ‘The Chef's Table at the National Arts Centre’ this multi-weekend event will showcase world class chefs, great live music, and a table alongside the Rideau Canal, on the terrace of the NAC's newly renovated 1 Elgin (formerly Le Café). This will be a reprise ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Long Road Back In-Person Concert!

It's been a while since I've been able to announce an exciting event. This is a very clever idea that has been put together by the folks at Bluesfest/Cityfolk, the National Arts Centre, and DNA Live. This is a pretty interesting idea and creates a whole new realm of possibilities ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Cityfolk Virtual Festival

CityFolk organizers announce 2020 lineup for virtual festival November 13, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Organizers of Ottawa’s CityFolk music festival today announced the lineup for a virtual festival they are staging in lieu of their annual outdoor event, due to the ongoing pandemic.  “Although the event can’t take place ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Presents #CanadaPerforms at the Drive-In

#CanadaPerforms at RBC Bluesfest Drive-In This summer, a diverse range of emerging and established Canadian artists and bands—including Sam Roberts Band, Marie-Mai, Patrick Watson, and Tim Hicks—will perform live concerts at the Place des Festivals, Zibi site. People will be able to drive in and watch live performances from their ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest has been Officially Cancelled

A MESSAGE FROM MARK MONAHAN YouTube Message can be seen here! Having been at the helm of RBC Bluesfest since 1994, I can say that although we have weathered many storms, including a tornado in 2005, a stage collapse in 2011, and a family of stubborn killdeers in 2018, COVID-19 ...
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Event Cancellation Update for Ottawa

As most of you know, I strive to maintain a complete and accurate list of events throughout the Ottawa area. COVID-19 has affected every industry globally, and the entertainment industry is not exempt from that list. I am striving to maintain an accurate list on my calendar, indicating which events ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: BLUESFEST Line-Up is Released!

And it's up!! I don't know about you, but if you're anything like me, you've been excited about this year's concert announcement since last July. Ottawa Bluesfest is the premier outdoor Ottawa concert festival, each and every year. This year it will take place from July 9th to 19th at ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement! Roots Movement LIVE at Kichesippi Beer

Kichesippi Beer is releasing their "3 Little Birds" Export Stout over the weekend of February 8th. None other than the incredible Roots Movement will be there to help celebrate this new brew! The Roots Movement Band is an Ottawa based Raggae and R&B band. The origins of the band come ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Orpheus Musical Theatre Season Release

I'm excited to announce the Orpheus Musical Theatre 2020-2021 season. Orpheus continues to be the leader in community theatre with incredible performances, high quality props and equipment, and some of the best performers in Ottawa. Check out their upcoming four show season: The Marvelous Wonderettes Created by Roger Bean An ...
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UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy….where to watch in Ottawa

Hey UFC fans, this weekend features Conor McGregor entering the octagon vs. Donald Cerrone (Cowboy) for a Welterweight bout. McGregor always puts on a good fight and therefore draws a crowd. Although I normally don’t promote UFC fights, I have put together a list of locations in Ottawa that I ...
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New Years Eve 2020….a Complete Party List For Ottawa!

Here we go again with another New Years Eve party list!! The pressure is on to find the most fun thing to do to kick off 2020. I’ve put together a collection of all the best parties throughout Ottawa for you to get a sense of what there is to ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bluesfest Releases Early Sneak Peek

Ottawa festival releases sneak peek at 2020 line-up, offers Holiday pre-sale Ottawa, ON, December 3, 2019 – RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced five preliminary acts to be featured at the 2020 edition of the festival. WHO/WHEN: Jack Johnson, July 14 - Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and environmental activist Jack Johnson has won countless humanitarian, ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Canadian Showtime Chorus Holiday Gala!

The Canadian Showtime Chorus is at it again and has planned an incredible event raising money to support their group's endeavors! This affordable event looks fantastic, and tickets are still available! The details are available on their website: https://canadianshowtimechorus.com/Annual_Gala_Fundraiser Mark your calendar for December 1 at 6:30pm!  Delight in a festive evening, with ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Tea and Chocolate Festival

The Tea and Chocolate Festival returns! The Festival brings together tea and chocolate lovers and food enthusiasts for two full days of meeting, tasting and learning. It is a unique opportunity to sip and savour while getting to know the makers and curators behind the many delicious tea, chocolate and ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-A-Long Fundraiser

Do you love Queen? Do you love the movie Bohemian Rhapsody? Do you have a hard time NOT singing along? This event is a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy this incredible film while giving you the opportunity to sing along with your friends, family and a room full ...
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Halloween Events in Ottawa: What’s there to do for people of all ages?

As Halloween approaches, once again this year, I’ve compiled a full list of all the parties and activities that I can find and put them into one place! The list this year is much longer than last year’s list so hopefully I’ve found something for you to enjoy!! There are ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: The Eve Film Festival schedule has been released!!

The 2019 Eve Film Festival schedule has been released! Any film buff will love this line up of fantastic screenings!! Find the full program below and then buy your tickets as soon as possible, as it’s sure to sell out!! Eve Film Fest (EFF) is a feminist event that showcases and ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement – MARVEST Line Up is Announced

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 ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Hopped and Confused Festival

Today, Dine Alone and Mill Street Brewery are announcing the fourth annual Ottawa Hopped & Confused, which will be taking place on August 23rd and 24th at Mill Street's Ottawa Brewpub. The event will feature perennial chart-toppers July Talk, Canadian legends Sloan, multi-time Polaris and Juno nominees Weaves and Born ...
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What to do for Canada Day in Ottawa!

Happy almost Canada Day!!! I’ve put together a list of all the events going on in Ottawa for our nation’s birthday! I’ve included what I can find for both the major community events as well as some of the smaller parties throughout this city. If you are hosting a party ...
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Ottawa Event Announcement: Fringe Festival

After two years of increasingly frequent theatre reviews, I've developed a love for liver performances. This year's Fringe Festival looks amazing, and I've really taken the time to look into the schedule! How have I been missing out on this for so long!!! It looks fantastic with way to many ...
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