CityFolk and Marvest Headline the Glebe this Weekend
It’s a music fan’s dream in the Glebe this weekend.
There are a whopping 120 musical performances in the Glebe this weekend – from greats like David Byrne, Hozier, and Ani DiFranco to more than 70 local emerging acts that will take over 24 venues throughout the neighbourhood Friday and Saturday.
Your weekend starts early this week with CityFolk taking over Lansdowne Thursday night with five solid acts taking the stage at the Great Lawn at Lansdowne.
The music kicks off at 6 p.m. with Tune-Yards, the New England based electro duo of Nate Brenner and Merrill Garbus. The pair have brought a roster of new musicians on board to fill out their unique sound. Check them out at the City Stage at 6 p.m.
After that, it’s the great Ani DiFranco, who know here way around a big stage. The American singer-songwriter, social activist and poet has released more than 20 albums and she’s set to put CityFolk under a spell Thursday night. She plays at 7:30 p.m.
Over at the RavenLaw Stage inside the Aberdeen Pavilion, you can catch Regina-based singer-songwriter Andy Shauf, who beautifully blends folk with sophisticated pop. The multi-instrumentalist is sure to steal the show tonight at CityFolk. He hits the stage at 8 p.m.
Minnesota bluegrass-folk band Trampled by Turtles will keep things kicking at the RavenLaw stage at 9:30 p.m. while headliner David Byrne, former lead singer of the Talking Heads, will take things to new heights at the CityStage at 9:00 p.m. Click here for a full festival schedule.
Friday will be just as loud with Marvest kicking off Friday afternoon with Kyle Ivan at Bank of Montreal at Lansdowne. The completely free local music fest continues Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, with a whopping 89 performances spread across 24 different venues in the Glebe. Click here to read more about Marvest and for a full day-by-day, hour-by-hour schedule.
Friday at CityFolk also boasts another roster of great bands, including Canadian rock favourites 54-40, Allan Rayman, Flint Eastwood, Humble Pie, William Prince and Nick Murphy (Chet Faker). Click here for the full Friday CityFolk schedule.
Saturday is when Marvest kicks into high gear with 59 shows throughout the day and night. There are kids and family-friendly shows, like the Sing Song Party Time at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. as well as more party-with-your-pals shows like Rebelle at Irene’s Pub at 11:30 p.m. Click here to check out the day two schedule for Marvest.
Saturday’s CityFolk schedule packs enough of a sonic punch to have your ears ringing all weekend with Barney Bentall, Ben Caplan, Michael McDonald, Skydiggers and Whitney Rose, among others. Irish headliner Hozier will take you to church Saturday night at the City Stage at 9:15 p.m. Click here for more information.
All that music must make you sore. Stretch it out with GoodLife Fitness Sunday morning during their TD Place Stadium workout. The workout is free for everyone over 12 and kicks off at 8 a.m. Click here for details.
After sweating it out, head over to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with tons of produce, artisan goods and sweet treats all day. Click here for more information on the Farmers’ Market.
Sunday is another wicked day at CityFolk with local blues favourites MonkeyJunk kicking things off on the City Stage at 3:30 p.m. The music fest continues all day with Mt. Joy at 6:30 p.m., Terra Lightfoot at 7:30 p.m. and The Decemberists closing the festival at 9 p.m. on the City Stage. Click here for the full Sunday schedule.