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Old Posted May 4, 2012, 2:49 PM
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Over the past couple years some of the biggest acts have come to the sbp aslo some big acts have come to the festivals you may not like them and thats fine but the fact is Otatwa has hosted some big acts over the past couple years i am not saying its perfect its not but in no way is it all that bad.
big acts don't appeal to him. anything too popular isn't 'cool'. and possibly another reason why mid level popularity bands don't come to ottawa is because there is nowhere for them to play. its either holes in the wall on bank street or scotiabank place or the civic centre, nothing inbetween.
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There is one act coming to Ottawa that I would rather not comment on it. Guess who I'm talking about? Hint: It is somewhere after Madonna.

Note: Apparently some acts for the Capital Hoedown, though not on this list, but listed on Pollstar have not listed the Capital Hoedown on there concert list. It's even sure it will be held because of the recent financial fiasco by the organizers.

June 15: Lady Antebellum - Scotiabank Place
June 25: Rodger Waters - Scotiabank Place
July 4: Tiesto and Fishbone: Bluesfest
July 5: LMFAO - Bluesfest
July 6: City and Colour and Tommy Lee- Bluesfest
July 7: Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper - Bluesfest
July 8: Norah Jones, Seal and Down with Webster - Bluesfest
July 9: Nickelback and I Mother Earth - Bluesfest
July 10: Snoop Dogg and Lauryn Hill- Bluesfest
July 11: Big Wreck - Bluesfest
July 11-22 + 26-29: Wicked - National Arts Center
July 12: John Mellancamp and Sam Roberts - Bluesfest
July 13: Blue Rodeo and Our Lady Peace - Bluesfest
July 15: K'Naan, Metric and the Trews - Bluesfest
July 24-25: Cirque du Soleil - "Michael Jackson: The Immortal"
August 11- Taylor Swift - Walter Baker Park (way out in Kanata)
August 12 - Brad Paisley and Terri Clark - Walter Baker Park (way out in Kanata)
August 29: Roxette and Glass Tiger - Scotiabank Place
September 10: Madonna - Scotiabank Place
September 13: Rise Agaisnt - CE Centre
November 23: Justin Bieber - Scotiabank Place
November 24: Neil Young - Scotiabank Place
December 7: Leonard Cohen - Scotiabank Place
December 8: Carrie Underwood - Scotiabank Place
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big acts don't appeal to him. anything too popular isn't 'cool'. and possibly another reason why mid level popularity bands don't come to ottawa is because there is nowhere for them to play. its either holes in the wall on bank street or scotiabank place or the civic centre, nothing inbetween.
Will the new Gatineau Olympiques arena (4,000-5,000 range) help fill this gap?
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August 29: Roxette and Glass Tiger - Scotiabank Place
I think this concert could get a run for the money with local hipsters with the recently announced triple bill of Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy at SBP in September.
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I think this concert could get a run for the money with local hipsters with the recently announced triple bill of Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy at SBP in September.
Pat must be pushing 65.. as for Loverboy, I sat near them on a flight from ottawa to Winnipeg last year (flying like your normal everyday slob. One person other than myself recognized them, and I think they were upset because they were hoping to get drunk on the plane.

Actually, it might've been April Wine..
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July 4: Tiesto, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fishbone: Bluesfest
July 5: LMFAO - Bluesfest
July 6: City and Colour and Tommy Lee- Bluesfest
July 7: Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper - Bluesfest
July 8: Norah Jones, Seal and Down with Webster - Bluesfest
July 9: Nickelback, Shinedown and I Mother Earth - Bluesfest
July 10: Snoop Dogg and Lauryn Hill- Bluesfest
July 11: Big Wreck - Bluesfest
July 11-22 + 26-29: Wicked - National Arts Center
July 12: John Mellancamp and Sam Roberts - Bluesfest
July 13: Blue Rodeo and Our Lady Peace - Bluesfest
July 14: IllScarlett and Treble Charger - Mooney's Bay
July 15: K'Naan, Metric and the Trews - Bluesfest
July 24-25: Cirque du Soleil - "Michael Jackson: The Immortal"
August 11: Raghav - Confederation Park
August 29: Roxette and Glass Tiger - Scotiabank Place
September 7: April Wine - Russell Fair
September 10: Madonna - Scotiabank Place
September 13: Rise Agaisnt - CE Centre
September 26: Journey, Loverboy and Pat Benatar - Scotiabank Place
November 23: Justin Bieber & Carly Rae Jepsen - Scotiabank Place
November 24: Neil Young - Scotiabank Place
December 7: Leonard Cohen - Scotiabank Place
December 8: Carrie Underwood - Scotiabank Place
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September 13: Rise Agaisnt - CE Centre
September 26: Journey, Loverboy and Pat Benatar - Scotiabank Place
October 15: Bob Geldof - Centrepointe Theatre
October 19: Bruce Springsteen - Scotiabank Place
October 19: Wes Khalifa - CE Centre
October 20: Barbara Streisand - Scotiabank Place
November 21: The Who - Scotiabank Place
November 23: Justin Bieber & Carly Rae Jepsen - Scotiabank Place
November 24: Neil Young - Scotiabank Place
December 7: Leonard Cohen - Scotiabank Place
December 8: Carrie Underwood - Scotiabank Place
May 2: Rihanna - Scotiabank Place
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Long due update (sure I wanted to get rid of Bieber right away)

November 24: Neil Young - Scotiabank Place
November 24: Theory of a Deadman & Big Wreck - CE Centre
December 1: Neverending White Lights - Zaphod's Beeblebrox
December 4: Faber Drive & Victoria Duffield - Ritual Nightclub
December 7: Leonard Cohen - Scotiabank Place
December 8: Carrie Underwood - Scotiabank Place
January 21: Nelly Furtado - National Arts Centre
February 2: Sarah Brightman - Scotiabank Place
February 14: Blue Rodeo - Scotiabank Place
February 16: Eric Church (don't know much about him) - Scotiabank Place
February 20: Bon Jovi - Scotiabank Place
February 23-24: Diana Krall - National Arts Centre
March 24: Heart - National Arts Centre
March 29: Sigur Rios (again don't know much) - Scotiabank Place
April 9: Boyz II Men - Centrepointe Theatre
July 4-14: Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats
September 5-8: Ottawa Folk Festival - Hog's Back Park
May 2: Rihanna - Scotiabank Place
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I've heard that the CE Centre is awful for concerts. Seems like a strange place for them, I think.
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The Walkmen are playing Montreal on the 15th and Toronto on the 16th.

As usual, the tour skips Ottawa. No local promoter or venue shows any interest in acts like these.

But Taylor Swift at Your Name Here Stadium, HOT DAMN.

Backwater cultural hole.
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A wise and very successful person once told me how to get and stay ahead in life: wherever you encounter a vacuum, plug it!

There are always problem finders and solution finders in life; I try to stick to the latter category.

It seems to me that there is a vacuum in the music scene here, at least according to your tastes. Why wait for someone else to plug it? If you promoted such events yourself you could achieve at least some personal fulfillment, and maybe some financial success, too.
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Might as well update the list - not much really to add on other semi-notable gigs at Scotiabank Place


January 21: Nelly Furtado - National Arts Centre
February 2: Sarah Brightman - Scotiabank Place
February 14: Blue Rodeo - Scotiabank Place
February 16: Eric Church (don't know much about him) - Scotiabank Place
February 20: Bon Jovi - Scotiabank Place
February 23-24: Diana Krall - National Arts Centre
March 24: Heart - National Arts Centre
March 29: Sigur Rios (again don't know much) - Scotiabank Place
April 9: Boyz II Men - Centrepointe Theatre
April 12: Billy Talent and Sum 41 - Scotiabank Place
April 23: Fleetwood Mac - Scotiabank Place
July 4-14: Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats
September 5-8: Ottawa Folk Festival - Hog's Back Park
May 2: Rihanna - Scotiabank Place
July 23: Justin Bieber - Scotiabank Place
September 14: Sarah Brightman - Scotiabank Place
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Might as well update the list - not much really to add on other semi-notable gigs at Scotiabank Place


January 21: Nelly Furtado - National Arts Centre
February 2: Sarah Brightman - Scotiabank Place
February 14: Blue Rodeo - Scotiabank Place
February 16: Eric Church (don't know much about him) - Scotiabank Place
February 20: Bon Jovi - Scotiabank Place
February 23-24: Diana Krall - National Arts Centre
March 24: Heart - National Arts Centre
March 29: Sigur Rios (again don't know much) - Scotiabank Place
April 9: Boyz II Men - Centrepointe Theatre
April 12: Billy Talent and Sum 41 - Scotiabank Place
April 23: Fleetwood Mac - Scotiabank Place
July 4-14: Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats
September 5-8: Ottawa Folk Festival - Hog's Back Park
May 2: Rihanna - Scotiabank Place
July 23: Justin Bieber - Scotiabank Place
September 14: Sarah Brightman - Scotiabank Place
For those who would like an alternative to expensive events and parking at Scotiabank Place and the NAC, check out the folk music and not-so-folk music site at https://sites.google.com/site/ofmelistings/01---january
or sign in to be on e-mailing list at ofme@primus.ca
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If I had even 1/10th of a clue of how to be a concert promoter, I'd be there. Two huge university campuses in town, and yet virtually no "college" radio acts ever come here. There's a market to be filled, but sadly, not by me.

Nor by anyone else, it seems.

But Shania Swift and the Backroom Boys, hot diggity.
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Perhaps you dont know this but there is a huge house music scene in Ottawa and we have some great promoters - DNA Presents (the guys that put on Escapade), bringing in the biggest acts.

Hardwell - Jan 29
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Summer big concerts

I've been involved in the local underground music scene for the last decade and the Metal scene has considerably grown within the last ten years. We're still not getting all of the big acts, but we're starting to see quite a lot of bands that used to skip us all the time before.

The biggest problem is the lack of concert venues of different sizes (not referring to bars / pubs who host bands). The other problem is that I think our promoters like to stick to their comfort zones and rarely take any chances. It also doesn't help when the industry most likely consider us to be a secondary or tertiary market.

The other scene that I'm involved with is the local Gothic / Industrial scene. That scene seemed dead up until about 5 years ago where there's been weekly and monthly nights popping up here and there other than Zaphod's Industrial Strength Tuesdays since. We also have Encephalon who were signed to one of the bigger record labels for this scene in Europe, Dependent Records, a few years ago. Some of their label-mates include Front Line Assembly (members of Delerium) and KMFDM. They're trying to get onto this year's Bluesfest.

If anyone's interested in Synthpop or Industrial music, I host a bi-weekly radio show on Carleton's CKCU called Future Pop.
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Bluesfest

Surprised that no one has updated this thread since they announced the Bluesfest lineup a week ago, here are some highlights announced thus far:

July 4 - Grand Funk Railroad, The Cat Empire
July 5 - Flogging Molly, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
July 6 - Dixie Chicks, Zeds Dead
July 7 - The Joy Formidable, Tegan and Sara, Fun., Wu-Tang Clan
July 8 - Mother Mother, RUSH
July 9 - TBA
July 10 - Marianas Trench, Weezer, Animal Collective
July 11 - The Tragically Hip
July 12 - Matthew Good, Great Big Sea
July 13 - Bjork
July 14 - Skrillex, B.B. King (!!!!)

Also, on another note, how do you all feel about Bluesfest going smoke-free this year? I think it is destined to only have negative consequences, and will result in lower attendance as people will choose to go to other festivals like Osheaga in Montreal (which I have attended many years in a row and which is way better value for $ than Bluesfest). Enforcing the non-smoking rule will be a nightmare for everyone. It will be easier to enforce at the smaller stages, but having security roaming through the big crowds and enforcing the rule during the evening shows will be a disturbance to everyone, way more than the odd whiff of cigarette smoke ever was. It remains a big mystery how they will enforce it. Ottawa by-law can't as this will be on NCC property. NCC can't enforce it as smoking on their property does not break any laws. So it will be up to Bluesfest security to enforce I guess. That means bigger overhead, less attendance and less profit (if any). Just a bad business decision all around. Plus, why does it say on the Bluesfest FAQ site that you are allowed to bring in cigs and lighters if smoking will be banned? Here is the news article re: Bluesfest going smoke free:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...moke-free.html
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Also, to continue and update the list from before:

March 24: Heart - National Arts Centre
March 29: Sigur Rios - Scotiabank Place
April 9: Boyz II Men - Centrepointe Theatre
April 12: Billy Talent and Sum 41 - Scotiabank Place
April 18: Ariane Moffatt - National Arts Centre
April 23: Fleetwood Mac - Scotiabank Place
May 2: Rihanna - Scotiabank Place
May 14: Motley Crue - Scotiabank Place
June 4: New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men - Scotiabank Place
June 14-15: Rancid, Lamb of God and more TBA - Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello
June 29-30: Escapade Music Festival - lineup and location TBA this Friday
July 4-14: Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats
July 13: H.O.P.E. Volleyball Summerfest - lineup TBA - Mooney's Bay
September 5-8: Ottawa Folk Festival - Hog's Back Park
July 23: Justin Bieber - Scotiabank Place
Aug 30-Sep 2: Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival - lineup TBA - parc de la Baie
Sep 4-8: Festival Outaouais Émergent - lineup TBA - downtown Hull
September 14: Sarah Brightman - Scotiabank Place
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Also, on another note, how do you all feel about Bluesfest going smoke-free this year? I think it is destined to only have negative consequences, and will result in lower attendance as people will choose to go to other festivals like Osheaga in Montreal (which I have attended many years in a row and which is way better value for $ than Bluesfest). Enforcing the non-smoking rule will be a nightmare for everyone. It will be easier to enforce at the smaller stages, but having security roaming through the big crowds and enforcing the rule during the evening shows will be a disturbance to everyone, way more than the odd whiff of cigarette smoke ever was. It remains a big mystery how they will enforce it. Ottawa by-law can't as this will be on NCC property. NCC can't enforce it as smoking on their property does not break any laws. So it will be up to Bluesfest security to enforce I guess. That means bigger overhead, less attendance and less profit (if any). Just a bad business decision all around. Plus, why does it say on the Bluesfest FAQ site that you are allowed to bring in cigs and lighters if smoking will be banned? Here is the news article re: Bluesfest going smoke free:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...moke-free.html
What a blast from the past! Just 13 years ago, the same was said for restaurants! Everyone will go to Hull or Embrun or Rockland! It will be costly and impossible to enforce!

And presumably you are allowed to bring cigarettes and a lighter so you can smoke before and after the show, and even during, if you take a break and leave the grounds.
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Its apples and oranges. We are talking about Ottawa's biggest annual outdoor music festival here with thousands of attendees. Not smoking at bars and restaurants didn't really meet much resistance, the smoking crowd was mostly for it. In this case, even the non-smoking crowd is against the new rule, look at the poll on the CBC article, majority are against this new rule.

As for bars, have you been out lately? I have, and I always smell cigarette smoke at one point or another, because people just don't know where to smoke anymore, or don't care, or take chances and they get away with it. Yet a bar crowd is easier to enforce than a festival crowd after dark. So logic would have it that this new rule will be a big fail at Bluesfest.
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