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For a big city, Ottawa has always felt like a village. That’s probably because we have such a vibrant downtown core that regularly hosts incredible events that everyone can attend. Virtually any weekend you travel to Ottawa, you’ll find a whole list of things you can do: festivals, concerts, workshops, street parties and a whole lot more.

If you’re visiting our nation’s capital in September, then you should definitely aim to check out


Formerly known as the Ottawa Folk Festival, this five-day festival takes place on the lawns of Lansdowne Park south of downtown Ottawa. This year, it will start on Wednesday, September 12 and continue all the way to Sunday, September 16, and feature incredible headlining acts each night!

And what a list of performers! If you love classic guitar playing, then you will need no introduction to the Tedeschi-Trunks band, a married couple each of whom are accomplished Nashville shredders in their own right, together they transform into one of the most electrifying experiences you’ll ever experience live! They’ll play Wednesday night, supported by renowned Country songwriter Steve Earle with his band The Dukes!

Thursday, catch Talking Heads frontman David Byrne perform his unique blend of infectious but intelligent pop, as well as Ani DiFranco’s incredibly personal songwriting!

Friday, you can catch Nick Murphy of Chet Faker fame, as well as 54-40, those stalwarts of Canadian rock! Saturday features alternative rockers Hozier, Canadian country starlet Lindi Ortega, and more, while Sunday will feature indie rock royalty The Decembrists as well as Canadian touring couple Whitehorse! That really is just the tip of the iceberg for a concert series that offers an incredible experience at an unforgettable venue for an unbeatable price.

Don’t miss a second of the action – book a room at the Best Western Plus Ottawa City Centre for accommodation in downtown Ottawa. Our luxurious rooms are just steps from Ottawa’s hottest attractions, making this the premier hotel for experiencing Ottawa!
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