The fourth annual version of the Kemptville Live Music Festival is shaping up to be the largest to this point, with a lineup that features 1960s rock ‘n’ rollers The Beach Boys, Can-rock heroes Loverboy and golden-voiced songstress Jann Arden. The music begins Thursday with a blues program headlined by the ever-sturdy Downchild Blues Band, plus units by Dawn Tyler Watson, Emily Burgess and Rod Baird and the Agency. Friday is Loverboy’s day to occasion within the solar, together with fellow Canadian nostalgia acts Kim Mitchell and Trooper. Mike Love brings the present incarnation of The Beach Boys to the city south of Ottawa on Saturday evening, joined by a slate of native expertise, together with The Cooper Brothers, The Commotions, JW-Jones, Wicked Grin and Firebelly. Arden wraps issues up with a four p.m. efficiency on Sunday, preceded by extra native expertise, together with separate units by two stellar guitarist/songwriters, Keith Glass and Terry Tufts. The occasion takes place on the grounds of the previous Kemptville College; gates open at four p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. General admission weekend passes are $140, plus charges, till Friday. Day passes are additionally obtainable. Go to kemptvillelivemusicfestival.com for extra data, and to buy tickets. Children underneath 12 are admitted freed from cost.
Ottawa’s upstart rock radio station, Rebel 101.7, is internet hosting a bash at Lansdowne Park this weekend that options two days of guitar-driven rock bands, topped off by a Saturday-night efficiency by Canadian reggae-rockers Big Sugar. Also on the invoice Saturday are The Damn Truth, Double Experience, Inire and Big Jeezus Truck. Sunday’s program begins at 1 p.m. with performances by Stynger, Quiet Crimes, Crossing Jane, Eagleson, We Were Sharks and Crown Lands main up to a headlining set by Australian laborious rockers, The Lazys. Weekend passes and day tickets can be found, beginning at $25 for Sunday, $36 for Saturday and $49 for the weekend. Surcharges are further. The outside competition takes place on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park.
Check out the most recent in Quebec hiphop at a free live performance in Gatineau on Saturday. It’s one in all a sequence of outreach events designed to stoke the excitement prematurely of Montreal’s upcoming Osheaga Festival. Don’t miss the prospect to see rapper Loud, the Montreal phenom behind the summer time Quebec radio hit, Tous les femmes savent dansez, together with FouKi, Shash’U, Poirier and Marie-Gold. The Osheaga Block Party occurs at Place de la Cité, 2600 Boulevard Laurier, in downtown Gatineau. Doors open at 2 p.m.; the music begins at three p.m.
The socially acutely aware Centretown restaurant Union Local 613 marks its anniversary this Sunday with an occasion in help of the Ottawa Food Bank. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Somerset Street West restaurant will serve all-you-can-eat canapés and avenue meals at meals stations. Admission is $40.
Ottawa’s 14th annual Natsu-Matsuri, or Japanese Summer Festival, takes place Sunday from 11 a.m. to four p.m. at Marion Dewar Plaza exterior Ottawa City Hall. Drop by for demonstrations of martial arts, conventional Japanese music, dancing and drumming, and cubicles from native Japanese companies corresponding to Sansotei Ramen, Ginza Ramen, Ichiban Bakery and Boko Bakery and cultural teams. Admission is free. More data: jetaaottawa.ca.
Earlier this 12 months, Montreal guitarist Sam Kirmayer’s debut disc Opening Statement gained the Julian Award for Excellence for rising Canadian artists, a prize given by Simon Fraser University’s CJSF 90.1FM to an album by a younger Canadian jazz up-and-comer. The lyrical and swinging younger musician visits Ottawa to play the Lebanese Palace (919 Industrial Ave.) on Tuesday, July 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. with Montreal bassist Jonathan Chapman and New York drummer Ben Zweig to play music from Opening Statement and Kirmayer’s follow-up album High and Low. There is not any cowl cost for the gig. The following evening on the Lebanese Palace, Ottawa vocalist Douglas Moyle performs along with his trio as a part of a just lately begun Wednesday evening jazz sequence on the east-end eatery.