Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival releases its 2017 FREE concert lineup

April 11th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival releases its 2017 FREE concert lineup

Annually marking the first weekend of summer, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings together North America’s premier dragon boating regatta and an epic lineup of free concerts! Kicking things off on a stacked Thursday night are The Sheepdogs, Said The Whale and The Elwins. Friday, in what’s sure to be a fantastic evening, […]

A Tribe Called Red brings the dance party to close out the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

June 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

A Tribe Called Red brings the dance party to close out the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The final night of concerts at this year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival got off to a great start with Ottawa’s Loon Choir. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the band perform so i was eager to see them hit the big stage. I noticed that lead vocalist Derek Atkinson was more animated in his […]

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival opens with a bang!

June 24th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival opens with a bang!

The free concert series for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival opened with a bang courtesy of July Talk who stormed the stage with their latest single Push + Pull. That song has been a daily listen for me for the last few weeks. Hearing Peter Dreimanis’ gruff vocals for the tune live, you’d have thought […]

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and Foundation CEO John Brooman talks about this year’s festival

June 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and Foundation CEO John Brooman talks about this year's festival

I recently had the opportunity to chat with ODBF CEO John Brooman ahead of this year’s festival, which takes place June 23 to 26, 2016. There’s been a controversy brewing in Ottawa related to a giant children’s play structure slated to be built on a section of Mooney’s Bay Park. Maybe you’ve heard about it? […]

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces its FREE concert lineup for 2016

February 9th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces its FREE concert lineup for 2016

I’m not sure how they manage to pull it off year after year, but the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival will soon be here with another exciting FREE concert lineup for 2016 chalk full of Canadian talent! The festival runs from Thursday June 23rd to Sunday June 26th. It’s a great time for the whole family […]

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces its FREE concert lineup for 2015

March 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces its FREE concert lineup for 2015

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is back with another exciting FREE concert lineup for 2015! The festival runs from Thursday June 25th to Sunday June 28th. It’s a great time for the whole family with free admission to concerts, as well as a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beachside bar, children’s area and […]

Amos the Transparent and Wildlife entertain at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

June 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Amos the Transparent and Wildlife entertain at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

With the great weather this weekend, I decided to head out to the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival with the family in tow and take in a few performances. While the boys enjoyed the bouncy castles in the children’s area, I took in Amos the Transparent‘s show. It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen them […]

Amos the Transparent – A busy summer ahead with a new album to follow this fall

June 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews

Amos the Transparent - A busy summer ahead with a new album to follow this fall

I recently chatted with Jonathan Chandler about Amos the Transparent‘s new album and upcoming festival dates this summer. 2014 has been a busy year for Amos the Transparent and it’s about to get busier. Earlier this year, the group kicked off a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the release of their new album This Cold Escape. […]

Another exciting lineup for the 2014 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival – Stars to open!

May 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Features, News, Show Announcements

Another exciting lineup for the 2014 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - Stars to open!

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is back with another exciting FREE concert lineup for 2014! The festival runs from Thursday June 19th to Sunday June 22nd. It’s a great time for the whole family with free admission to concerts, as well as a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beachside bar, children’s area and […]

Autumns Cannon and Raine Maida @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

June 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Concerts

Autumns Cannon and Raine Maida @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival had a great lineup of music all weekend long. It wasn’t looking pretty Sunday morning, but by the time the afternoon rolled around, the clouds slowly said goodbye and the sun came out in full force. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Autumns Cannon live, not since they […]