The 25th annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has been announced for June 21 through 24; and with it, will once again bring one of Ottawa’s favourite free concert festivals of the summer.
Artists joining the over 200 teams and 5,000 paddlers competing in the weekend event Sam Roberts Band, and Amos The Transparent on June 21, Broken Social Scene on June 22, Wintersleep and Hollerado on June 23 and Matt Mays and Craig Cardiff on June 24.
The stage for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival will be set at Mooney’s Bay beach, along the Rideau River in Ottawa’s south end.
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.