2016 RBC Bluesfest
Feb 22 @ 09:14:00 PM – 10:14:00 PM

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is back at Lebreton Flats for 2016! Headliners this year includes Duran Duran, Sam Hunt, Brad Paisley, Nelly, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Billy Idol, The Cult, John Fogerty and much more!


THE 2016 LINE-UP: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Lumineers, The Cult, John Fogerty, Thomas Rhett,  Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, Sam Hunt, AWOLNATION, The Monkees, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Amos The Transparent,  BradJoe Jackson, Schoolboy Q, The Head and The Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Son Little, Boy & Bear, David Gogo, Tyler Kealey, Suits n Toques, The Tallest Man On Earth, Tal Wilkenfeld, Pandaléon, Fire Antlers, Harrison “Sweet Taste” Kennedy, Earl Sweatshirt, The London Souls, Brandi Carlile, Archer, Jeff Ross, Jill Zmud, Amanda Rheaume, Madeon, Debauche, Yukon Blonde, Archer, Wild Child, San Fermin, The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Gingkoa, Grand River Ramblers, STEAMERS , The Decemberists, Half Moon Run, XXYYXX, Pierre Kwenders, Craig Cardiff, Tribute to Jack Bruce, Carlo, PUP, Freddie Gibbs, Lindsey Stirling, The Jesse Greene Band, The Paul DesLauriers Band, Cashtro Crosby and DJ Mes, Zeds Dead, Lindsay Ferguson, Training Season, Jack de Keyzer The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, DZ Deathrays, Holy F*ck, Cashmere Cat, The Paper Kites, Paul James, Pith and The Parenchymas, The Wicked Mercy, Brothers Dube, Danny Albert, Just Poets, , Bombino, Brock Zeman, Barry and the Blasters, Monday I Retire






Comfortably Numb ‘The Journey Into The Mind of Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1967 – 1979’
Mar 4 @ 08:00:00 PM – 11:00:00 PM

Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show “The Journey Into The Mind of Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1967 – 1979” returns to Ottawa Friday, March 4, 2016 at Algonquin Commons Theater!

Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show

Performing ” The Journey Into The Mind of Pink Floyd: 1967- 1979 The Early Years” in a3 Hour Concert… a must see show for die hard Pink Floyd fans!!..Please note, come hydrated and ready to immerse yourself into the world of Pink Floyd.

A state of the art multi media video, laser and light show will be bring fans that much closer to the live Pink Floyd experience.

Since forming in 1993, Comfortably Numb Canada’s Pink Floyd Show has earned the much-deserved reputation as one of the leading Pink Floyd tribute acts in the world. Brain Damage, the only fan website in the world recognized and supported by the members of Pink Floyd and Rogers Waters, reviewed Comfortably Numb as “musically, one of the best in the world!”

Thousands of loyal and die hard Comfortably Numb fans have endorsed Comfortably Numb as being a must-see live act…. and proudly Canadian too! This is an all ages show-Bring the family!


  • “A Must See Floyd Show For All Floyd Fans” Toronto Star
  • “Explosive Performance, Flawless Guitar Playing” CBC Radio One
  • “A World Class Performance” Montreal Gazette
  • “AK pays true homage to Waters & Gilmour” Chill Magazine


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Spin 4 Kids
Mar 5 all-day
Spin 4 Kids

Join Spin 4 Kids on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Goodlife Fitness and Ride to Get More Kids Active!


On March 5th, spin, groove and move at Spin4Kids Plus, a fitness fundraiser organized by GoodLife Kids Foundation to support programs getting kids active.  More than 90% of Canadian kids aren’t getting enough daily physical activity, putting their health at risk.  You can help change children’s lives!  Gather a team of friends, family, or coworkers and fundraise for Spin4Kids Plus. Then, join the party on Saturday, March 5th! No experience needed—everyone is welcome!  Find out more and register your team today at


How to Participate in a Spin 4 Kids event:

  • Organize a team of 8 riders – one to ride each hour
  • Join a team of 8 riders
  • Individuals raise $125 each
  • Teams raise a minimum $1,000 each (8 riders x $125)
  • No experience necessary- only fun required!
  • Frequently asked questions


Participating locations in Ottawa include:

  • Ottawa Hazeldean Road
  • Ottawa Lansdowne Stadium
  • Ottawa Tenth Line


Full event details and how to participate or donate here

The Sheepdogs
Mar 11 @ 08:00:00 PM – 09:00:00 PM
The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs are coming to Ottawa Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Bronson Centre Theatre!


Tickets on sale now through here!



Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.


Click here for full band, tour and news details about The Sheepdogs!

Rain- A Tribute to The Beatles
Mar 12 @ 08:00:00 PM

Rain- A Tribute to The Beatles brings their show to Ottawa Saturday, March 12, 2016 at The National Arts Centre!


Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles is a live, multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.”
This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that’s taking the world by storm!

Rain: a Tribute To the Beatles (Touring) Tickets

Garth Brooks World Tour
Apr 1 @ 07:00:00 PM – Apr 3 @ 11:00:00 PM

The Electrifying Return to Ottawa of North America’s Most Powerful Concert Force and Number One Selling Solo Artist in U.S. History! Garth Brooks with special guest Trisha Yearwood are coming to the Canadian Tire Centre for three shows-Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016!





Trisha Yearwood


Tickets go on sale now-Eight (8) ticket limit

Buy tickets at or 1-844-4-GarthB (1-844-442-7842)
Visa, MasterCard or American Express

*Tickets will not be sold at the venue box office or at outlets on Jan. 22.

Ticket prices: $62.90, in addition to a $3.40 capital restoration fee, $8.18 in HST and a $5.50 service charge for a total of $79.98. All seats will be sold as best available. 

Special note: Select seats for this event will be delivered as a mobile paperless ticket. You will not receive a physical ticket for entry and you will be required to show a government-issued ID matching the name on the mobile ticket at the time of entry. Mobile paperless tickets are used in an effort to keep the best seats in the house in the hands of the fans. If you cannot present a matching government-issued ID at the time of entry, you will not be granted access to the event.

The Garth Brooks World Tour is sponsored by GhostTunes. 


HEDLEY Hello! World Tour
Apr 23 @ 07:00:00 PM – 08:00:00 PM

Join HEDLEY with special guests Carly Rae Jepsen and Franseco Yates at Canadian Tire Centre on April 23, 2016 for their HELLO World Tour!


Juno Award winners and multi-platinum chart-toppers Hedley announce their coast-to-coast 2016 Canadian arena tour in support of their sixth studio album, Hello. Joining Hedley on the 28-date trek across the country will be very special guest Carly Rae Jepsen and Francesco Yates. Tickets for Hedley’s April 23 show at Canadian Tire Centre will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 6, at noon via Capital Tickets. To view the complete tour listing, in addition to local on sale times for all markets, please click here. Fans are encouraged to check the band’s website on Oct. 30 for pre-sale details.


Once again featuring a state-of-the-art stage production, the 2016 tour will be Hedley’s most impressive show to date, with staging elements that will bring the band closer to their fans than ever before. “Playing live is who we are and going on tour is the ultimate way for us to interact with our fans,” said frontman and creative force Jacob Hoggard on the upcoming tour. “We’re about to unveil the most spectacular tour we’ve ever embarked upon. We can’t wait to connect with each and every one of our fans, in person…and to pull some pretty amazing tricks out of our sleeves. We have amazing fans and we can’t wait to share this with them.”



McHappy Day @ McDonald's
May 4 all-day

On May 4th, 2016 Visit a McDonald’s and show your support!





On McHappy Day, McDonald’s will donate one dollar from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and any hot McCafé beverage sold.  Proceeds go to Ronald McDonald Houses and other children’s charities across the country. Come out and support!

An Evening with James Taylor @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 6 @ 08:00:00 PM – 10:30:00 PM
An Evening with James Taylor @ Canadian Tire Centre

James Taylor and his All-Star band are playing the Canadian Tire Centre Friday, May 6, 2016!


Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.Tickets are $59.50, $94.50 and $149.50; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).


Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winner James Taylor has announced 15 Canadian dates to his upcoming North American tour, which includes a stop at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, May 6. The shows will include material from his latest album Before This World, the legendary singer/songwriter’s first album of new songs since 2002’s platinum-selling October RoadBefore This World was released in June of last year and scored Taylor his first No. 1 album on the Billboard Charts.



Earning critical praise from outlets such as The New Yorker who described Taylor as a “master of songwriting,” the album features 10 songs, nine of which are brand new James Taylor compositions. Produced by Grammy Award®-winner Dave O’Donnell, the album offers heartfelt reflections and insight from a life well lived such as the album’s opening track Today, Today, Today, which The Wall Street Journal described as “trademark Taylor: elegant, tuneful and just a little wry.” Other album highlights include Stretch of the Highway and Angels of Fenway, a song about the redemptive spirit of baseball, which Taylor debuted at Fenway Park in Boston.


James Taylor – Before This World:
Album trailer:
Amazon – super deluxe edition:
Listen to Today, Today, Today on YouTube:
Listen to Today, Today, Today on Spotify:



About James Taylor
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. In 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in 13 years, which earned him his first No. 1 album. He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. In November of 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor.

Ride for Disabled Vets
May 7 @ 08:30:00 AM – 04:00:00 PM

Support the Ride for Disabled Vets, a 150 km Charity Ride for Disabled Veterans in Support of Wounded Warriors Saturday, May 7, 2016!

Here are your event details:

  • BBQ: 2:00 TO 3:00PM
  • 50/50 DRAW & PRIZES: 3:00PM