Program 2015

Fourth Annual Ottawa Grassroots Festival
April 23 to 26, 2015

Evening Schedule – Thurs April 23, 2015- tickets $20.00, Weekend Pass $45.00
Second Floor (Grass Stage)

MC Alexandre Maheux
7:30 pm Sarah Bradley
8:15 pm Eric Dubeau
9:00 pm Stef Paquette

Evening Schedule – Friday April 24 , 2015- tickets $25.00, Weekend Pass $45.00
Second Floor (Grass Stage)

MC Tonya Price
7:30 pm Sparrows with Chris White
7:40 pm Shawna Caspi
8:15 pm Old Man Luedecke

Saturday Schedule April 25, 2015, FREE!

Lower Floor (Root Stage)

11:00 am Mark Weinstock – Toddler performance
12:00 pm Kidzone with Selina Bishop and Maya Muller
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Workshop: Ukulele kit-building for kids and adults, led by Mike Leeworthy. Build your own playable ukulele.
3:00 pm Workshop: The Catholic Centre for Immigrants presents Wise Atangana with friends.
4:00 pm Workshop: Beginner Autoharp with Todd Crowley. Autoharps provided!

Second Floor (Grass Stage)

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo
1:00 pm to 2:00pm Fiddleheads
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Songcircle: The Early Years, with Connie Kaldor, Old Man Luedecke, Shawna Caspi and Terry Gillespie. Moderated by Mike Regenstreif.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Workshop: Festival of India Showcases Bollywood and Folk Dances

Main Floor (Earth Stage)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Terry Penner Weekend Choir – practice
12:00 pm Terry McLeish with opener Jill Shipley
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG) with Mark and Sue Rogers
2:15 pm to 3:45 pm Spirit of Rasputin’s Presents a Jam Session, led by Paul Spafford
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Brothers Aloud

Evening Schedule – Saturday April 25 – Tickets: $25 – Weekend Pass: $45

All evening events are on the second floor on the Grass Stage.
MC Arthur McGregor
7:30 pm Max Cossette singing “The Grassroots Festival Song”
7:40 pm Opener Terry Gillespie accompanied by Wayne Stoute
8:15 pm Headliner Connie Kaldor

Sunday Schedule April 26, 2015. FREE!

Lower Floor (Root Stage)

11:00 am Sparrows with Chris White
12:00 pm Workshop: The Rider by Mark Delorme
1:00 pm Workshop: Beginner finger-style guitar with Shawna Caspi
2:00 pm Workshop: Drumming with Jody Marsolais
3:00 pm Performance: Kristine St-Pierre
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Gil’s Grassroots Hootenanny Sing-along Contest

Second Floor (Grass Stage)

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Shout Sister! Choir Ottawa with Jody Benjamin
2:00 pm to 3:00pm Performance: Tony Turner
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Crisol: Raimundo Pizana and Tohyd Modbeigi, opener TBA
4:00 pm 5:00 pm Terry Penner Weekend Choir with Rowena Pearl -Performance.

Main Floor (Earth Stage)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Terry Penner Weekend Choir – practice
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Spirit of Rasputin’s presents the Open Stage with Sjef Frenken (for kids and adults)
2:00 to 3:00 pm Performance: Vince Halfhide and Ann Downey
3:00 to 4:00 Workshop/Performance: Old Time Jam hosted by Kate Greenland and Trevor Pool.

Funders / Major Sponsors

Heritage Canada
City of Ottawa
Hobin Architecture
Baker Tilly Ottawa LLP
Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, Local 70703