The 2014 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) announces the legendary James Keelaghan will be this year’s Saturday evening headliner. The Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, at 330 Kent Street will host the Festival on the weekend of April 25-27, 2014. Keelaghan, a Juno Award winning singer-songwriter, has an uncanny knack for turning incredible historical events into finely crafted songs relevant to us now. One of Canada’s most successful and respected musicians and a bright star globally, he tours across North America, Europe, the UK and Australia. Continue reading…
To start with, the idea of a small, simple folk festival, one driven by volunteers and with a minimum of formal structure, has been percolating in my mind for a few years now. Chris White and I have frequently talked over the years about how great the Blue Skies Music Festival is, and how wonderful the vibe is there. They are in their 39th year, a remarkable achievement for any festival. In that time, three generations have grown up there. I have attended Blue Skies for the last 5 or 6 years in a row, and Chris for much longer. We have often wondered if that Blue Skies feeling could be cloned and implemented closer to Ottawa. Continue reading
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The Ottawa Grassroots Festival holds launch on March 5, 2014
February 24, 2014 – The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) will officially launch the 2014 festival on March 5, 2014 at Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue, from noon – 1:00 p.m.
The OGF will take place from April 25-27 at The Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch at 330 Kent Street, Ottawa. The headline performer will be award winning Canadian songwriter James Keelaghan. The full details of performers and workshops of Grassroots 2014, the festival’s third year, will be available at the launch. Continue reading
Gil’s Hootenanny & Writer’s Bloc in conjunction with Ottawa Grassroots Festival & Spirit of Rasputin’s present the First Annual Sing-Along Song Writing Contest.
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2014. Find out more here (Spirit of Rasputin’s submission page)…
The mission of this festival is “cultivating community” and this program is certain to do just that. We are currently in the process of finalizing the timing of workshops and performers. Continue reading