Marvest Bands Announced

Folk trio Artichoke Hearts, funksters Chocolate Hot Pockets and the psychedelic garage rockers Heavy Medicine Band are among the more than 50 Ottawa-area bands that will invade Glebe businesses as part of Marvest, the free, two-day “musical harvest” that accompanies next month’s CityFolk festival.

CityFolk runs Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park, with headliners including Father John Misty, Jack Johnson and Rodriguez, while Marvest happens Sept. 15-16 in various venues along Bank Street.

Irene’s Pub is one of the few participating locations that regularly offers live music on a list that also includes restaurants, coffee shops, a toy store and even a sports retailer. The idea for Marvest is patterned after Austin’s South by Southwest showcase festival, when every available space on 6th Street, the Texas city’s entertainment thoroughfare, is called into service as a music venue.

The schedule of who’s performing where during Marvest will be announced soon. Go to for more information. Meanwhile, check out the lists of participating bands and venues.

Here’s the list of bands: Area Resident; Aviation; Beyond Spain; Bruce Enloe; Bryan Snider; Étoile Noire; Expanda Fuzz; Fire Antlers; Gentlemen of the Woods; Grace Marr; Graven; Jad; Jaycee Lauren; Jessica Wedden; JK3; John Fuoco Band; Kimberly Sunstrum; Liam Lloyd; Maeve Lalonde; Mia Kelly; Mister & His Sister; Morris Ogbowu; Okies; Potential Red; RBLx; Rory Taillon & the Old Souls; Rum Fit Mosey; Sarah Scriver; Scary Bear Soundtrack; Shadowhand; Silver Creek; Slim Moore and the New Soul Project; Sons of Pluto; Sounds of Stories; Steph La Rochelle; Swim Team; Tariq Anwar; Templeton Grey; The Artichoke Hearts; The Chocolate Hot Pockets; The Heavy Medicine Band; The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band; The Leaning Lights; The Occasional Angels; The Pie Plates; The Royal Brushoff; Thrust; Training Season; Vicki Brittle; and Weird With Cats.

And here’s the list of venues:

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, 809 Bank Street
Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street
Lindt Chocolate Shop, 825 Exhibition Way
Whole Foods Market, 951 Bank Street
Aroma Espresso Bar, 200 Marché Way #109
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
FarmTeam Cookhouse, 683 Bank Street
Craft Beer Market, 975 Bank Street
BMO at Lansdowne, 100 Marché Way #106
Pure Gelato, 843 Bank Street
The Unrefined Olive, 151A Second Avenue
Industria Pizzeria + Bar, 225 Marche Way #107
Kunstadt Sports, 680 Bank Street
Arrow & Loon Pub, 99 Fifth Avenue
Fifth + Bank, 99 Fifth Avenue
The Papery, 850 Bank Street
Capital Barber Shop, 590 Bank Street
Metro Music, 695 Bank Street
Pints & Quarts, 779 Bank Street

Original article written by Lynn Saxberg can be found here.

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