CityFolk festival organizers have announced the initial line-up for their 2018 program, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Some familiar names include Janis Ian, David Byrne, former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael Mcdonald as well as Steve Earle and the Dukes. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s event marks 25 years since CityFolk’s original incarnation—the Ottawa Folk Festival—was launched. CityFolk will recognize the milestone by working with past stakeholders, volunteers and board members to showcase classic photos from days gone by, along with other memorabilia and conversations that chronicle the rich history of the Ottawa Folk Festival. Performances by past Folk Fest alumni will also be featured. The anniversary celebration will also include Marvest—a harvest of terrific local talent, including many Ottawa acts that have performed at the Ottawa Folk Festival in past years. Marvest takes place in Bank Street area venues and is free of charge.
CityFolk take place at Lansdowne Park from Wednesday September 12th to Sunday September 16th. A special, limited pre-sale offer with discounted prices starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24. The regular ‘on-sale’ begins at noon Friday, May 25 when all levels of tickets are up for grabs, including single- and multiple-day tickets. More details at: www.cityfolkfestival.com. (news release)