The sights and sounds of Marvest will spill out of more than a dozen venues along Bank Street on September 16 and 17 as some 50 local musicians play free concerts in bars, restaurants and storefronts, allowing the party to carry on into the night. Saturday afternoon shows in Bank Street venues will be family friendly.
Marvest celebrates the bounty of talent that has taken root and flourished in Ottawa, and offers an eclectic lineup of musical entertainment in various venues. It brings friends and neighbours together in the name of local music and honours the abundance that characterizes a fall harvest. It also forges connections between local artists, businesses, community associations, and music fans.
Marvest, a mostly-free offshoot of the CityFolk music festival at Lansdowne, works in partnership with the Glebe BIA and the local businesses that have opened their doors to showcase the musicians who have made Ottawa’s music scene so vibrant. “It gives local talent a boost by helping them develop their audiences and it helps businesses broaden their customer base.” said CityFolk communications director AJ Sauve.
Our musical lineup includes: Angelique Francis; Braden Folks; David daCosta; Harea Band; Julie Corrigan; Lynne Hanson; Old Man Grant; The John Punch Band; The Monroe Sisters; The Reverb Syndicate; The Stringers; Tony Turner; Valois and William Lamoureux, among others.
Check out the Marvest section of the CityFolk website at www.cityfolkfestival.com to find the full list of who’s playing and where.