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 place. Please find below the official press release:

OTTAWA, (Canada) August 25, 2021 – RBC Bluesfest and CityFolk organizers today announced two major live music events that will take place during two weekends in September: RBC PRESENTS OTTAWA FALL FESTIVALS – RBC Bluesfest & CityFolk.

Both events will feature star-studded lineups of live acts and will be produced by RBC Bluesfest and CityFolk executive and artistic director Mark Monahan and his team, tapping into the best of both festivals.

The festivities will take place on The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park, September 16, 17, 18 and September 23, 24, 25, offering what promises to be a historic comeback for live music in Ottawa.

After a one-year-plus hiatus, due to the pandemic, festival organizers and fans from Ottawa and beyond have been looking forward to live music events like these for far too long.

 “We know it’s been difficult to be cooped up for more than a year, but finally we’ll be able to roll out two fantastic lineups of live acts that will reward the collective patience of so many music fans,” says executive director, Mark Monahan, “We’re grateful for the ongoing support we’ve seen in recent years and we hope that these events will launch a new beginning for the live music industry in Ottawa—we’re certainly due.”

“RBC has long been a supporter of live music and emerging artists through programs like First Up with RBCxMusic,” says Marjolaine Hudon, Regional President, P&CB Regional Banking for Ontario North and East. “Our support of the Fall Festivals presented by RBC Bluesfest and CityFolk is how we can help bring live music back to the Capital Region in a safe way and support local business owners in the area too.”

WHATRBC PRESENTS OTTAWA FALL FESTIVALS – RBC Bluesfest & CityFolk, offering six days of live music programming during two 3-day weekends in September.

WHEN: CityFolk – September 16, 17, 18; and RBC Bluesfest – September 23, 24, 25.

WHERE: The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park

WHO – CityFolk:

Sept, 16 –   Charlotte Day Wilson; DVSN; Roy Woods; Töme

Sept, 17 – Our Lady Peace; Moist; Command Sisters

Sept, 18 – Dean Brody; The Reklaws; Sacha

WHO – RBC Bluesfest:

Sept, 23 – Half Moon Run; Tokyo Police Club; Aysanabee; Lauryn MacFarlane

Sept, 24 – Jann Arden; Barenaked Ladies; Ryland James

Sept, 25 – Tom Cochrane; April Wine; MonkeyJunk

HOW: a one-day pre-sale will run from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. today (Aug. 25) – open to all; no code required. General On-Sale begins Thursday, August 26, at 10 a.m.
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