Free Be in the Band concert tonight at Glebe Community Centre
The Glebe Community Centre will be transformed into an all-out rock and roll venue, as a handful of local bands invade the stage for an Ottawa Bluesfest Be in the Band Concert Friday night.
Three local bands including Swoon, SOTP and Jakob, have been rehearsing day in and day out since January as they gear up for the Be in the Band performance at Ottawa Bluesfest this summer. But lucky Glebeites will get a sneak peak of what these young performers can bring and Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) Youth Manager Tim Lamothe says they aren’t punk teenagers looking to make a bunch of noise.
“They are amazing,” says Lamothe.
“These kids have been practicing four hours a week since January. These kids are legit.”
The three bands are mostly rooted in the rock genre, but Lamothe says the teen bands, which feature kids aged 12-15 years-old, also dabble in electronica and will jam out mashups of popular electronic songs.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. and includes an opening band formed from students from Glebe Collegiate High School and a closing set by local musician Owen Saar.
The show is absolutely free for all ages and a cash bar is available to adults.
If you’re kicking around the Glebe this weekend, you’ll want to check out the Winter Farmers’ Market inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. There are only a few weeks left before the summer market starts on May 1st. Come check out locally crafted goods, hot eats, cool treats and artisan creations. The market runs every Sunday inside the Aberdeen Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
And don’t forget to bust out your best 70s disco outfit and those old roller skates you rode in high school. Family roller-skating nights are on every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. inside the Horticulture Building. Click here for more information.
If you’re looking to do some shopping in the sun this weekend, check out our extensive directory of unique shops, restaurants and services. The forecast is calling for a high of 20C on Sunday, so come get an ice cream, some fresh lemonade and tour the city’s most charming neighbourhood.
What do you want to do today? Just come to the Glebe.