105th Grey Cup to feature Canadian musical extravaganza

As the Canada 150 celebrations begin to wind down, the city of Ottawa will host one last party in November.

In conjunction with the hosting 105th Grey Cup at TD Place on November 26, details of week long celebrations are beginning to rollout, including headlining performers to play during the Grey Cup Concert Series, presented by TD.

While other events during the week will include a street festival to span Lansdowne Park, the traditional Calgary Grey Cup Committee Pancake Breakfasts and a party hosted by Capital Pride in conjunction with You Can Play; it will be the three-night concert series inside TD Place Arena that will be the show stoppers.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect during the Grey Cup Concert Series:

Thursday, November 23: Jess Moskaluke, with special guests the Washboard Union and JJ Shiplett

With each night of the Grey Cup Concert Series showcasing a theme, Thursday will feature a night of the Canadian country music scene’s finest; with 2017 Juno Award winner Jess Moskaluke headlining.

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Friday, November 24: Sloan, with special guests Dwayne Gretzky and Reuben and the Dark

Alternative rock will be in the spotlight on Friday night of the Grey Cup Concert Series; and will feature one of Canada’s greatest: Sloan.

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Saturday, November 25: April Wine and Trooper

What would a great Canadian football party be without a nod to some of our dad-rock classics?  Saturday night of the Grey Cup Concert Series will feature a classic rock powerhouses April Wine and Trooper.

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HONOURABLE MENTION! Sunday, November 26: Shania Twain

No celebration of football, music and all things Canadiana is complete without a halftime show of epic proportions!  And nothing could be bigger than the return of the queen of country, Shania Twain.

Photo Credit: Emily Plunkett

Tickets are available HERE!

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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