Tulip Festival, Folk Festival, NAC Presents and more!

Quite a few announcements came in over the past couple of days and more are on their way over the next couple of weeks!

First up is the music lineup for Tulip Festival which starts this coming Friday.    An interesting mix, but few of the acts I have looked at so far have captured my interest like last years lineup.   There are some oddities with the schedule as well.  I’m sure there is a reason but opening night is a good example.  The music on the main stage runs from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, then there is a two hour gap before the fireworks at 9:30pm.  As much as I would like to see a band such as the Jivewires (Friday, 5pm), there is just no way I would make it from my office in the depths of Gatineau in time to see them.  For those who are available in the afternoons, the concerts run from May 9 through to May 19.  There are also 3 nights of fireworks on Dows Lake May 9, 14 and 17 at 9:30pm.

In a surprise move (to me), Folk Festival started announcing their September lineup today and will be spilling the beans each day for the next week.  Todays announcement includes Lorde as a headliner and local bands Craig Cardiff, The Strain and Lora Bidner.

Next up is NAC Presents 2014 series.  25 new concerts were announced featuring notable Canadian performers including Buck 65 as well as previously announced concerts by Sarah McLachlan and Gordon Lightfoot.

For those who are big country fans, you might be interested in todays Canadian Tire Centre Announcement.  Eric Church will be in town on November 15 with  Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam opening the show.

Also, the Shenkman Arts Centre released their 5th Anniversary schedule today.  On May 31 there will be free concerts by Junkyard Symphony, Pardon My French and Amanda Rheaume along with a wide variety of other entertainment and activities.

And to wrap things up for the day, Nikki Yanofsky‘s new album Little Secret dropped this week.  I can’t wait for my CD to arrive!


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