The weekend pass for the festival is such an incredible deal at $45 but wait, it gets better! If you buy the weekend pass online using the PayPal link on our website before Mar. 10, your name will be entered in a draw to win CDs. If you buy 2 festival passes, your name will be entered twice in the draw. The more passes you buy, the more chances you have to win some great music.

Winners will be contacted after the deadline and will be able to collect their prize at the ticket desk, when they arrive at the festival.

Weekend Pass for April 23, 24, and 25: $45

Antifreeze Party

Grassroots Antifreeze
Eat. Move. Sing.

Come join the volunteers, past, present and hopeful of the Ottawa Grassroots Festival for an evening of fun and friendship.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Montgomery Legion, 330 Kent St., Ottawa

  • A potluck meal – please bring your own dishes and cup/glass
  • “Yoga Moves Me”, a gentle participatory yoga session set to music.
  • Singalong – bring your voice, your instrument, your shakers and music makers of all kinds.

Let’s Warm it Up Around Here!!

Stef Paquette and Eric Dubeau headline Thursday Night Ottawa Grassroots Festival

Passer à la version française …

Ottawa, ON – January 7 2015: Stef Paquette and Eric Dubeau, award winning Franco-Ontarian musicians will headline the new opening night at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF). The now four day festival takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, at 330 Kent Street, April 23-26, 2015.

“Having a Franco-Ontarian night speaks to our mandate of cultivating community,” says Bob Nesbitt, OGF Producer.” Culturally diverse music breaks down barriers, enriching the festival experience. “Stef and Eric are talented artists and we are so pleased to have them kick start the festival.” Nesbitt adds, “Ticket sales have started a month early, which is a clear message people are excited by our line-up announcements”.

Stef Paquette

Stef Paquette

Paquette launched a solo career in 2002 with his first solo album, L’Homme exponentiel nominated for Album of the Year and the title song was winner of Song of the Year at the Franco-Ontarian Music awards in 2005. His second solo album, Salut de l’arrière pays (The Salvation of the Hinterland), was released in 2011 and won a number of awards, including the Prix Trille Or from the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique in 2013. The album is acoustic folk, with no drums. Its theme is how northern communities are becoming ghost towns because people are leaving for bigger towns, promising to come back but they never do.

Eric Dubeau

Eric Dubeau

Singer-songwriter Eric Dubeau writes songs that are rich. They are inspired variously by daily life in a village in Northern Canada, local legends heard in Croatia, the tranquility of the landscape in Patagonia or the riddle of the Sphinx. Dubeau’s music invites the listener to a musical encounter soft, intense and exciting. In 1997, he released his first album, Par chez nous. From that album the song Les lumières de la ville was a finalist in Songs from the heart of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals. In March 2001, Eric launched his second album, Coeur et âme.

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family-friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. Grassroots is a unique experience, accessible and indoors with free daytime activities designed to appeal to all ages, featuring workshops, sing-alongs, special kids’ activities, an instrument petting zoo, jam sessions, a Festival Choir, folk dancing, instrument building and much more. Evening performances will be ticketed. Follow the latest line-up and performer news on the OGF website, Facebook and Twitter.” It’s called Grassroots because it is! This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers. 

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival continues to attract followers from communities throughout the National Capital region and Ontario. Join us in April and experience it for yourself!

Stef Paquette:
Eric Dubeau:

Friday and Saturday Headline Acts Announced for 2015 OGF

Old Man LuedeckeFriday Headliner
Old Man Luedecke

Opener: Shawna Caspi

Multi-Juno award winning roots singer-songwriter from the east coast, Old Man Luedecke is Friday evening’s headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF).
About Old Man Luedecke…

Connie KaldorSaturday Headliner
Connie Kaldor

Opener: Lyndell Montgomery with Terry Gillespie

Saskatchewan born, masterful performer, and Juno award winner Connie Kaldor is this year’s Saturday evening headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF).
More about Connie Kaldor…

Old Man Luedecke Headlines Friday Night Ottawa Grassroots Festival

OLD MAN LUEDECKE-picOttawa, ON – December 9 2014: Old Man Luedecke, a multi-Juno award winning roots singer-songwriter from the east coast, has been announced as the Friday evening headliner at The 2015 Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF). The four day festival takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, at 330 Kent Street, April 23-26, 2015. Luedecke’s latest, acclaimed studio album, Tender Is The Night, is rich in metaphor, heart and instrumentation and muses on love, art and purpose. “The songs are about a variety of topics, a meditation on art and ambition is present in a lot of what I do. Art and whether there is spiritual success without worldly success, that’s at the heart of Tender Is The Night,” says Luedecke.
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