If you’re due for a fun family outing, head to the Ottawa Grassroots Festival April 23 to 26. A not-for-profit event organized by volunteers, it’s described as a “family oriented celebration of folk music, dance, and spoken word.” Most events take place in the Royal Canadian Legion at 330 Kent Street (at the corner of MacLaren) and they include concerts, workshops and activities for kids. The focus is on “cultivating community.”
Multi-Juno award winning roots performer Old Man Luedecke is Friday evening’s headliner and Juno award winner Connie Kaldor is Saturday evening’s spotlight performer. Eric Dubeau, Lyndell Montgomery,
and Terry Gillespie will also be performing. Daytimes are free, with tickets required for evening shows. Kids aged 15 and under are free at evening concerts when accompanied by an adult.
For details and tickets, see ottawagrassrootsfestival.com.