What form will the 2024 Ottawa Grassroots Festival take?

The Festival will be LIVE at the FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION of OTTAWA at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and IRENE’S PUB at 885 Bank St.

When, where and what time is the 2024 festival taking place?

The festival will take place at the FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION of OTTAWA and IRENE’S PUB from April 25 – 28, 2024. The dates, times and locations for this years festival activities are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 25, Irene’s Pub, doors open 7:00pm, show @ 8:00pm
  • Friday, April 26, First Unitarian, doors open 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 27, First Unitarian, doors open at 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 27, First Unitarian, doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 28, Irene’s Pub 11:00am – 6:00pm 

When do tickets go on sale and where can they be purchased?

Tickets are on sale now! You can purchase tickets online through Eventbrite, and all ticket sales are online. 

How much do tickets cost?

Please check the ticket page for prices.

All daytime performances and workshops are FREE!

Kids 15 and under are admitted free to evening concerts if they are accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

If you have a disability and require the assistance of a support person, you may request a free ticket for your support person with the purchase of your ticket. 

Please contact alison@ottawagrassrootsfestival.com for more information.

Is the festival venue accessible?

The FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATION of OTTAWA is wheelchair accessible.

We are always working to improve the accessibility of the website for the visual and hearing impaired. If you have any ideas, or suggestions to assist us in this endeavor, we would love to hear from you!

Will there be designated accessible seating areas at the stages?

Yes, there are accessible seating areas at the stages.

Can I take photographs or videos while I’m there?

Photographs taken at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival may not be used for any commercial purpose.

It is important that you respect other audience members and the artists by using discretion while shooting and photos must be for personal use only. If an artist has requested that no photos be taken of them, security or media volunteers may alert you.

Detachable lens cameras will not be permitted onsite. All other non-professional cameras will be permitted. Please refrain from using flash during the performances. It can be very distracting.

Can I use video or audio recording devices?

Recording is not permitted due to artist copyright issues.

Ottawa Grassroots Festival reserves the right to take photographs/video either physically or virtually of guests while on site at the Festival premises or online to be used for commercial or promotional purposes.

How can I volunteer?

Here are some things we can use your help with: sales (food, pin and CDs), surveys, signage, volunteer check-in, and the silent auction. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested in volunteering for OGF, contact us through the volunteer page. We would love to hear from you!

What is so unique about OGF?

We are proud to be an official not-for-profit festival, run completely by dedicated volunteers. OGF’s mission statement is: “Cultivating Community” means we reach out to all communities and encourage them to come together and celebrate music. Volunteers, sponsors, artists and festival patrons celebrate, share and learn together in a barrier-free environment.

How can I become a sponsor and help the festival grow and thrive?

Please contact Alison Bowie at alison@ottawagrassrootsfestival.com. We are very grateful for all of our sponsors, and new ones are always welcome.

Can I make a donation to help support the Ottawa Grassroots Festival?

OGF would love your support if you would like to donate.

To donate online you can use this link.

To donate by cheque, mail to:

Ottawa Grassroots Festival
2082 Blossom Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1H 6G8

To donate by e-transfer send the transfer to:


While the Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a non-profit organization, we are not a registered charity. Consequently we cannot issue tax receipts for your donation. OGF thanks you for your support!

Do you accept artist submissions? How can my band/artist play the festival?

Applications are submitted via the website, using the Artist Application.

Who else is performing?


Click HERE to visit the performer page! 

How can I connect with the festival on social media?

You can follow us on:

X (Formerly Twitter): OGF X

Facebook: OGF Facebook
Instagram: OGF Instagram
YouTube: OGF YouTube
LinkedIn: OGF LinkedIn

How can I be informed of line-up announcements and other great information before the general public hears about it?

Great question! By signing-up for our newsletter and subscribing to our publication, you get insider information before it is released to the public, and you are able to participate in contests and giveaways.

Subscribing is easy! Visit the Homepage of the festival website and simply enter your email address where indicated, and click on “SIGN UP”. Link here!

Will there be merchandise for sale?

There will be CD’s and other merchandise for sale to help support these wonderful artists.

OGF has items for sale as well. In 2024 we will have credit and debit options at each venue.

Will there be a silent auction this year?

Yes, absolutely! It will be an online auction and we will have some wonderful and exciting items and gift cards for you to bid on. The auction starts on April 14, 2024 at 32 Auctions OGF 2024.

Will there be a 50/50 this year?

Yes! Follow this link to buy your tickets today!

Who are the funders and major sponsors of the Ottawa Grassroots Festival?

See sponsor page at this Link for a full list of private and commercial sponsors.