Ottawa CityFolk 2016 in Photos

Welcome, CityFolk patrons, to the definitive collection of photos taken by yours truly at this year’s festival. Actually, it’s less than complete and many of my photos didn’t turn out, but I got some good ones. Have a look.

Thursday

The Dropkick Murphys perform at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

The Dropkick Murphys play the opening set of Ottawa CityFolk

Lost Cousins playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Lost Cousins playing some smooth indie pop in the Aberdeen Pavilion

The Acorn performs at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

The Acorn under an array of lights

The Acorn playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Band interplay – a key feature of The Acorn

Skinny Lister performs at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Skinny Lister make the BMO Stage a little more Celtic

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Plants and Animals are Thursday’s closing act in the Horticulture Building

Friday

John Jacob Magistery performing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

John Jacob Magistery start Friday with serious indie rock jams

Old Man Grant playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Old Man Grant played a set full of fast strumming and tight harmonies

Joey Bada$$$ playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Joey Bada$$$ changes the pace with a dose of hip-hop

April Verch Band Performing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

A lively fiddle gives the April Verch Band an authentic folk feeling

Saturday

Heavy rain meant that I couldn’t take photos of the main stage, but I have a few from the indoor Saturday sets.

Bitterly Healed perform at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

The facial expressions tell all. Bitterly Healed play a heavy, emotion-laden set at the BMO Stage

Fred Penner entertains the kids at CityFolk 2016

These kids started the wildest party of CityFolk, inspired by the magical Fred Penner

Kids in a conga line with Fred Penner at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

The Cuteness Award for CityFolk 2016 goes to these kids for deciding to form a conga line

Hadrian's Wall playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Hadrian’s Wall mix Celtic folk and Canadiana in the Horticulture Building

Marlon Williams sings at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Just stumbled into the Aberdeen Pavilion to be astounded by a performance from Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Angelic light shining on the heavenly voice of Marlon Williams

Sunday

Farmer's Market outside the Aberdeen Pavilion at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

A quick stroll through the farmer’s market before heading into the festival on Sunday

Charlotte Cardin playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Charlotte Cardin opened Sunday by Channeling her inner Amy Winehouse

Fruition playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Fruition bring us some foot-stomping folk from Portland, Oregon

Fruition jamming at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

There’s a serious folk jam going down courtesy of Fruition

A 1970s station wagon painted in Ottawa CityFolk colours

The CityFolk-Mobile: Fueled purely by good tunes

Julien Baker playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Julien Baker sorrowfully serenades the CityFolk crowd

Julien Baker kneeling to set her tone at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Julien Baker searches for the perfect tone

Jim Bryson playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Jim Bryson and Co bring a little Ottawa Flavour to CityFolk

Darlingside playing at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

The sound emanating from Darlingside was a lot more crisp than this picture

Rachel Price of Lake Street Dive at Ottawa CityFolk 2016

Few voices can match the power of Lake Street Dive’s Rachel Price

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Nearing the end of CityFolk, Lake Street Dive brings down the house

And that was it for Ottawa CityFolk 2016! I can’t wait to do it again next year.

Much Love,

~Dave

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