Bluesfest is receiving $9.8 million to help it expand its facilities and increase its capacity for high-profile shows, the federal government announced Thursday.
Ottawa Tourism boss Michael Crockatt said $1 billion in new spending earmarked for pandemic-battered sector across Canada suggests the feds understand the economic importance of the industry.
While this year's festival won't be happening, Bluesfest boss Mark Monahan said Rage Against the Machine has already been confirmed as a headliner for 2022.
Room Service Concert Series will feature acts such as Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle, comedian Gerry Dee and American rock band Third Eye Blind.
All 100 available tickets for the show originally scheduled for March 27 sold out in less than an hour.
First-of-its-kind event during pandemic will require all spectators to be screened for COVID-19 in advance.
COVID-19 forced organizers to rethink the concert experience for attendees and sponsors alike – while raising new questions for 2021
One of Ottawa’s biggest annual tourist draws has joined the growing list of events to be scrapped in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Few people have had a better vantage point from which to witness the maturation of Ottawa’s music industry than Mark Monahan.
To those who think Canada’s capital is a graveyard for music venues and businesses that cater to them, Byron Pascoe has a message: the industry in Ottawa is alive and well.