Head to Ottawa's premier Indie music festival
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 07 May 2012 17:28
Festival season is well underway in Canada's capital, so music lovers may want to start making plans for their tours of Ottawa this summer. For instance, FeverFest will take place on June 22 and 23, featuring some of the best up-and-coming acts in the country. The performances will span the genres of folk, indie and rock over the course of two days in the streets of Old Ottawa South.
Although the lineup continues to grow, so far there are more than two dozen acts set to take the stages throughout the neighbourhood. The Zoo Legacy will be one of those bands, bringing their unique blend of hip-hop and indie rock to the Canadian capital. The Murder Plans will also play at this event, with songs that call to mind Wilco or The Talking Heads.
Some of the venues these bands will play during the festival include Irene's Pub, Quinn's Ale House, the Clock Tower Brew Pub and the Barley Mow.
One of the best aspects of FeverFest is that proceeds will go to great local charities that aim to better the lives of local Ottawans through things like sportsmanship. For instance, a portion of the ticket sales will benefit a special hockey team called the Capital City Condors. This group welcomes players age 6 and up who have disabilities to participate in drills and inter-squad games. Children receive special attention by teams of volunteers who help coach, referee and support little ones aspiring to play hockey, which may not have been possible elsewhere. Travellers who take part in FeverFest will play an important role in the funding and development of this organization.
Tourists who want to find out more information, like how to purchase tickets, can visit the event's official website or Twitter page. Due to its central location, visitors will not be far from the action when finding accommodation at one of the area's great hotels or bed and breakfasts. Those in Ottawa for the shows can also enjoy the many other attractions in the city, including trendy nightclubs, delicious restaurants and shopping opportunities. Summer holidays in Canada's capital can make for a truly memorable and fun getaway.