Marvest brings over 50 local bands to the Glebe during CityFolk

August 29, 2017 | by glebeadmin

53 bands; 19 venues; 2 days.

Marvest is back.

More than 50 local bands will continue the CityFolk party Sept. 15-16, as 19 Glebe businesses will be transformed into music venues over the weekend – toy stores, bike shops, banks and bars. You won’t want to miss the Glebe’s own version of SXSW.

“This is a great opportunity for the CityFolk organization to promote local talent 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.”

The stellar local lineup includes Scary Bear Soundtrack, The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Area Resident, Slim Moore and the New Soul Project, Weird With Cats and many more. The lineup spans multiple genres from indie rock and electronica, to jazz, folk and funk – giving audiences an expansive selection of sonic syrup to choose from.

The free shows begin Friday afternoon with Beyond Spain at BMO Lansdowne at 4:30. The Papery then gets Bank Street going with Jessica Wedden at 6 p.m. Etoile Noire plays Whole Foods at 8:15 p.m. before the Artichoke Hearts get the FarmTeam Cookhouse moving at 9 p.m. Shows continue through midnight at Irene’s Pub, The Unrefined Olive, the Arrow & Loon, Industria Pizzeria & Bar and the Clocktower Brew Pub.

Saturday’s shows get going at 1 p.m. with Templeton Grey at Metro Music, Jaycee Lauren at Irene’s, Mia Kelly at Arrow & Loon, and Kimberly Sunstrum at BMO Lansdowne. Performances continue throughout the day at Capital Barbershop, Lindt Chocolate, Pure Gelato, Kunstadt Sports, the Fifth Avenue Court, Mrs. Tiggy Winkles, Craft Beer Markets and Aroma Espresso Bar.  Check out the full lineup and schedule here.