This year’s CityFolk festival kicked off yesterday evening at Ottawa’s beautiful Lansdowne Park, featuring acts including JUNO Award winner Ruth B (breakout artist of the year) and Post Malone. Many festivals have very clearly suffered due to budget cuts, attempting to appeal to far too many audiences at the same time, and so on, but City Folk has always stayed true to its roots and that makes it all that much more of a treat for those who make it out.
If you’re feeling lost when looking at such a stellar line up, here are some of the bus’s suggestions for what to catch at 2017’s City Folk festival.
On Thursday, we think you should stop by for Jack Johnson, Jenn Grant, and The Wilderness’ sets. If you can’t make it to Suitcase Junket that night, don’t fret, because they’re playing on Friday as well.
Friday also features Toronto’s own Broken Social Scene, who are an act you really need to catch at least once in your lifetime. If you don’t you really are doing yourself a disservice to miss out on an outdoor performance. You also have two chances to catch Fred Penner, but they’re both on Saturday, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the Ravenlaw stage. Plus, you can also catch Father John Misty, Matt Mays, and the all around treat, Miss Emily on Saturday.
Last but of course not least, Sunday really leaves the festival in style with performances from NEFE, Bahamas, the legendary Rodriguez, and Scott Helman.