Published Aug 26, 2015CityFolk is set to take over Ottawa from September 16 to 20, and organizers have just upped the appeal with the announcement of its Marvest programming.
While the main stage will be bringing artists like Van Morrison, Of Monsters and Men and Wilco to Lansdowne Park, Marvest — a musical harvest, if you will — is an offshoot of the festival and will offer free shows at the Abderdeen Pavillion and at venues along Bank Street.
The event will feature a variety of local music, food and beverages. The lineup of musical performances has been revealed and includes: Alex Silas and the Subterraneans, Amanda Lowe, Amos the Transparent, Baberaham Lincoln, Black Dogs, Bottle Hearts, Danielle Allard, Dynamite Motel, Harea Band, Her Harbour, Hey Buster, High Waters, Ilvekyo, Jack Pine and the Fire, James Leclaire and the Cable 22s, John Allaire, Jon Becker and the North Fields, Kaleigh Watts, Kelly Sloan, Kristine St-Pierre, LeMeow, Loon Choir, Lost Cousins, Lost to the River, MATT dorgan PROJECT, Monday I Retire, Moonfruits, Nightshades, Orienteers, Pith and the Parenchymas, Rich Chris, Silver Creek, Slo' Tom and the Handsome Devils, Spencer Scharf, St. Stephens, Steamers, Steve Adamyk Band, Stone Age Man, Suits 'N Toques, the Brook, the Maxim Cossette Combo, the Gallop, the Hornettes, the Kingmakers, the Lionyls, the Ramblin' Valley Band, the Split, the Strain, the Vaneglory Farm, Three Times Lucky, Tindervox and Zoo Legacy.
From this extensive list, nine artists have been selected for special album release performances. Loon Choir, Alex Silas and the Subterraneans, Waters, Lost to the River, Ilvekyo, James Leclaire and the Cable 22's, John Allaire, Moonfruits and the Brook were the chosen acts.
"Aside from our mandate of showcasing Ottawa's world-class music talent, we've also been making a big push to encourage local acts to produce new music, in recent years," says CityFolk's executive and artistic director, Mark Monahan, in a press release. "We see our Marvest Album Release Program as an excellent way of achieving that objective."
Full details about the records and the ensuing release shows can be found here, along with full information about participating venues and vendors.