CityFolk: Looking ahead to Ottawa’s summer finale

Book ending a fast paced summer of mechanical monsters, royal visits and additional light shows, CityFolk is gearing up to bring much a much needed chill to the end of Ottawa’s summer of celebration.

Taking place September 13 to 18 at the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood, CityFolk attracts a diverse lineup spanning from the latest hip-hop, to critically acclaimed independent artists.  Often, the festival is the best chance to see some artists perform during the year.

But as with any festival in the Capital, the CityFolk lineup is always peppered with some of the most legendary names in Canadian music; and the 2017 edition is no exception.  Here are five of the amazing Canadian artists coming to CityFolk this September.

Fred Penner

A returning favourite to CityFolk, Penner’s cross-generational appeal is welcoming to the entire family in need of a day out in the Glebe.

Fred Penner – The Cat Came Back

Corb Lund and Ian Tyson

In an interesting blending of the past and present, the “Four Strong Winds” songwriter will join up with Alberta’s Lund in a performance that promises to amaze the traditional folk fans.

Ian and Sylvia – Four Strong Winds

Corb Lund – Truck Got Stuck

Amanda Marshall

Known for her powerful, soulful vocals, the ‘90’s powerhouse will headline CityFolk on Friday, September 15.

Amanda Marshall – Birmingham

Broken Social Scene

After a seven year absence from the Canadian album charts and a five year absence from the stages of Ottawa, Toronto collective Broken Social Scene is returning in support of their latest album, Hug of Thunder.

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder

The Philosopher Kings

After a ten year hiatus and countless solo and collaborative projects between the individual members, the Philosopher Kings are back with their unique brand of pop-funk.

The Philsopher Kings – Charms

Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.

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