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Ottawa isn’t just Canada’s national capital – it’s also its cultural capital! With fantastic performances, all year round from some of the country’s most incredible musicians, Ottawa is the place to be if you want to see a great concert. This January, why not celebrate women’s incredible contributions to music by checking out some of these great shows?


This hit Broadway musical celebrating the contributions of one of America’s greatest singer/songwriters is coming to Ottawa! Running from January 1 to 6 at the National Arts Centre on Elgin Street, this musical tells the story of how Carole King started as a teen with dreams of being a songwriter to a household name for classic songs like “A Natural Woman,” “I Feel The Earth Move” and “It’s Too Late.” This musical has toured for appreciative audiences worldwide and now it’s coming to Ottawa! Don’t miss out.


A tribute to the women of rock! A stage show featuring three women vocalists performing hits by Carole King, Joan Jett, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar and Heart, this will be a powerhouse performance that will make your heart swell with an appreciation for these incredible artists and their powerful messages! This show will run at the National Arts Centre from January 10 to 13!


Ontario’s own Rant Maggie Rant is a Celtic folk band who have been taking over the trad scene with a vengeance! Performing high energy folk music and sea shanties that will make you stomp your feet and get up and dance, these folk troubadours’ latest album, Latitude, has garnered accolades all over the roots and blues scene! Band leader Lindsay Schindler plays the fiddle with incredible fire – be sure to check them out that the National Arts Centre on January 18!

Want accommodations near the National Arts Centre and its incredible shows? Then book a room at the Best Western Plus Ottawa City Centre. Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, we’re steps from the capital’s hottest attractions! 
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