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Monday Special Blend
Monday July 1st, 2019 with Joel Elliott & Kim Valentine
Can-Con Crazy!

Aroma d’Aosta
Emie R Roussel Trio - Intersections Canadian


The Emie R Roussel Trio has experienced a dizzying ascent since 2010, and is now an unstoppable force in the Canadian jazz scene. The trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and undeniable chemistry. The hard-won musical cohesion of the group’s three members puts a particular spotlight on groove and melody via a sound at times more acoustic, at others more electric. These precious shared moments, and each member's creativity, meet at the crossroads of their respective paths, the intersections of their musical odyssey. More importantly the Trio is back – inspired, and with a whole new level of complicity and mutual understanding – with their new project, Intersections.

They already played Jazzfest! :( But you can check them out online!
Quality Time with Kobe
The Treetops - Tabula Rasa Canadian

A 5-piece indie-rock band from St. Catharines, ON, founded in 2017. We blend pop, rock, surf, and folk influences to create an eclectic sound and engaging, upbeat live performance that appeals to a wide audience and range of demographics.

This band’s goal above all else is to connect with audiences from all parts of the world through the art of music. With the current lineup active since early 2018, we have been ambitiously and excitedly working to engage with a wide-reaching fanbase by playing frequent live shows, coupled with recording for a full-length debut album since July 2018.

Passion, expression, creativity, and an unwavering love for music are what drive this band to provide an escape or a source of inspiration while living through the banalities of everyday life. Leave it all behind with The Treetops.

Playing Friday at Avant-Garde!

The Treetops w/ O Neptune and Champagne Sundays!
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Avant-Garde Bar - 135½ Besserer St.
Go or Stay
Beachfires - . Canadian

Beachfires is a sensual mix of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Hip Hop and Gospel music that will have you feeling inspired to believe in yourself and take on the world. Beachfires have a brand new EP on the way after having their single Go or Stay being played on Live 88.5, the band has much more in store for 2019. You can catch them playing around Ottawa's music scene and cementing their name in a city overflowing with lush talent.

Playing Friday at Pressed!

An Evening with Beachfires w/ Special Guest Kelsey Hayes
Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8 PM
Pressed Café - 750 Gladstone Ave
Keep Ya On The Up
Joe McDonald & the Walkin' Hawks - The Underground Rattlesnake Party Canadian
Square Business
Joe McDonald & the Walkin' Hawks - The Underground Rattlesnake Party Canadian

Joe McDonald is a singer, song-writer, and guitarist from Ottawa, Canada.

His band, The Walkin’ Hawks is a blues group that features Matt Aston on drums, Zach Ledgerwood on bass and Peter Gemmell on Saxophone.

Original material, improvisation, and getting audiences dancing are the top priorities for this hot new act.

The band draws their influence from legendary artists like Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Townes Van Zandt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band and Willie Nelson.

The groups debut blues album “Underground Rattlesnake Party” was released on January 6, 2018.

Playing a solo show on Saturday!

JOE McDONALD w/Special Guests
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9 PM
Irenes Pub - 885 Bank Street
Seven Billion
Moonfruits - Live @ Together, Rome Canadian

Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and powerful, beckoning listeners to elevate the stuff of everyday life.Four-time 2019 Trille Or nominees¹, Moonfruits have toured Canada coast to coast, moving audiences with a live show that mixes French and English organically, playfully, intentionally. Their début full-length Ste-Quequepart(2017) \saint-kehk-pahr orSaint Somewhere\is an elaborate small town fiction that explores the faces of gentrification, isolation and community.

Playing Sunday at Bluesfest!

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Ottawa Bluesfest
Barney Danson Theatre
Love in a Cup
Outside I'm a Giant - Undoubting Belief in the Good Canadian

Floating down from Quebec's upper Gatineau, the ethereal sounds of Outside I'm a Giant draw inspiration from songwriter Jeremi Pierre Caron’s riverside hideaway. This four-piece band combines deep-voiced vocals, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, violin, mandolin, bass clarinet and harmonica. Lingering contemplation of nature and human nature is in abundance here.

Playing Sunday at Bluesfest!

Outside I'm a Giant
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
Ottawa Bluesfest
Barney Danson Theatre
You Oughta Know
Jumpin' Joel Flash - Live in Studio Canadian
Maybe Tomorrow
Jumpin' Joel Flash - Live in Studio Canadian
Round my Heart Again
Jumpin' Joel Flash - Live in Studio Canadian

Joel is playing this Friday at a Comedy show!

The Shit Hot Shit Show is a sketch variety show. It features stand up, improv and music along with as always sketches written and performed by the Shit Hot Shit Ensemble!

Host: Chelsea Fahey
Improv: DILF featuring Alice Howard and Sophie Haze
Musical Guest: Jumpin' Joel Flash

Sketch: The Shit Hot Shit Show Ensemble (Ranna Bernard, Kelley Oliver, William Kutarna, Judy Reid, Matt Barrow, Dan Luo, Lauren Christina Banks, Maria Corts Puch, Chrys Maillet and Dani Alon)

The Shit Hot Shit Show
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 9:00pm
Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel St.
Joel is also hosting an ART PEP RALLY in September! Preliminary ticks are available.... lineup coming soon!

Music! Dance! Visual Art! Theatrics! Don't miss it!

SAturday, September 7, 2019
Queen St. Fare - 170 Queen st.
Kim Valentine Hosts a couple of art events that you should definitely check out!

Life and Death Circles feature one (very alive) nude model, and a small selection of very well lit, not so alive items. Think wilted plants & flowers, food waste...

Arlington Five is a creatively positive, creative space. While in this space we practice body & art positivity.
Your drawing skills are not important.
Your creativity is all that matters.

Last Monday of every month (not July! back in August)
Arlington 5 - 5 Arlington St.

Draw draw draw... but maybe you wanna try it somewhere outside of your room, and away from your cat, and all your stuff.

Come to Day Camp for Creatives An opportunity to make new local art friends, tour Mariposa Farm, and create art in new surroundings.

Mariposa Farm is a mixed farm, managed by Ian Walker & Suzanne Lavoie. Located in Plantagenet Ontario, they Offer a unique opportunity for us city kids to connect with agriculture, and to learn about raising livestock and growing food sustainably.

At Day Camp for Creatives we want you to feel welcome and safe. We know that blocks happen. That imposter syndrome can be a recurring battle. It’s okay. You’re not alone.

Take a step out of your daily routine, and find inspiration on the farm. Make new friends.

Day Camp for Creatives
Mariposa Farm - Plantagenet (Transport Provided!)
July 13, 2019 - 845am-3:00pm
Marie-Clo - Faune Canadian

It was closeness to nature, never-ending nights spent around a campfire & 7 years abroad that inspired Marie-Clo to develop her art. Her alternative pop, with its electronic undercurrent and conscious lyrics, showcases her deep love of dance, as well as a mature reflection on the world around her. A true creative chameleon and seasoned traveller, Marie-Clo can begin to write a song in a log cabin in the country and then continue it in an urban setting across the globe. Her eclectic songs tackle themes like politics, mental health, and love, but also conjure up a colourful and enchanted imaginary world. In 2017, Marie-Clo won TFO’s pan-Canadian search for francophone artists Planète BRBR, and was given carte blanche to participate at the Granby International Song Festival 2018, as well as at the Petite-Vallée Song Festival 2018. Following these, Aero bought her song "Sablier" for a 52 week run national commercial in which she stars. She celebrated the release of her debut EP Faune November 23 2017, which has since been playing on numerous radio stations across Canada, on Sirius XM, and joined numerous editorial playlists on Spotify. Radio-Canada named her Ontario's number one artist to discover in 2018, as part of a 13 artist list Canada wide for each province & territory. Singer-songwriter and contemporary dancer, Marie-Clo is a born performer who undeniably ropes her audience into a feverish dance, all the while immersing us into her poetic lyrics.

Playing Thursday at Bluesfest!

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Ottawa Bluesfest
Barney Danson Theatre
Long Time Coming
The Artichoke Hearts - . Canadian

Singer-songwriter Caitlin Dolan joins forces with pianist Kim Jackson and violinist Jessie Lyon in this Ottawa-based folk trio. Conquer then Divide is the product of ten years of songwriting - a collection of honest reflections, embracing vulnerability and independence.

Playing TODAY at Confederation Park! Free Show!

The ARtichoke Hearts @ Ottawa jazzfest
Monday July 1 @ 12:00pm
OLG Stage - Confederation Park
Interactive CKCU
Mike Mercer
Happy Canada Day Joel & Trish Keep up on the on & up so to speak!

7:33 AM, July 1st, 2019