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Schedule of Events:
Nominee Showcase: 7:30pm (6 artists playing at one location)
Chris Ronald, Kacy & Clayton, Moustafa & Roman, Jill Zmud, Buffy & Larry, James Keelaghan
Nominee Showcases: 7:30pm (6 artists playing at one location)
Quinn Bachand, Coig, Jorge Martinez, Shari Ulrich, Gathering Sparks, Mélisande [électrotrad]
Rise Up and Sing! choral workshop (10am-12pm) – Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St.)
Ukelele Jam hosted by uke teacher Garrett Barr (12pm-1pm) @ OFC
Songwriting Workshop with Shari Ulrich (1pm-3pm) @ OFC
Trad Tune Jam (2pm-5pm) – Patty’s Pub (1186 Bank Street)
Songwriter’s Circle (2pm-5pm) – The Georgetown Pub (1159 Bank Street)
Singing Beatles Harmony with Gathering Sparks (3pm-5pm) @ OFC
Evening Awards Gala (7:30pm) / reception (all who attended the gala are welcome)
Lynn Miles, The Good Lovelies, Lennie Gallant, Laura Smith, De Temps Antan & Finest Kind
If you’re traveling to the CFMAs from out of town, you could arrive at the Ottawa Airport (YOW), train or bus station. Our bus system is a good bet from the airport: get on the 97 and get off at Slater/Kent. The hotel is a couple of short blocks away from that stop. You may also choose to cab it from the airport – a good bet if you’re in a hurry, or if you’re traveling with gear and friends.
According to the Ottawa Airport website, the average fare to downtown is $34.00
Bus fare is $3.45
If you arrive at the Ottawa Via Rail station on Tremblay Rd. (the closest to downtown you can get by train), you can hop aboard a 95 or 96 northbound, and in 18 minutes you’ll be at the Slater/Kent stop. Get off there, walk east half a block then north two, and you’re at the hotel.
Estimate for taxi fare from the train station is $20 in light traffic
Bus fare is still $3.45
If you’re coming to Ottawa on a bus, you’d walk to Bank St., take a 1 or 7 north to Bank/Sparks. Time (including walking) would be 18 mins plus wait times. It’s 1.5km, so very walkable if you don’t have a ton of gear (about 20 mins walk, going at a reasonable pace).
Nominee Showcases & Awards Gala – The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave.
Saturday daytime activities – locations TBC – including: song circle, traditional instrumental music session (Celtic/Irish/Scottish/Cape Breton/Québecois, etc.), and ukulele jam
Official Hotel of the 2014 CFMAs, Post-Gala reception, jam-friendly space – the Ottawa Marriott Hotel (100 Kent St.)
Feel free to play!
The people at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel will be opening up part of their main floor restaurant to allow musicians in town for the CFMAs to meet, play and sing together at all hours of the day. If you’re looking to share some tunes or sing a song, make your way to “spin” Kitchen and Bar on the main floor, just off the lobby on the main floor.
Complete list of nominees
Nominee artist bios including province and hometown
High-resolution images of 2014 nominees
High-resolution images of gala performers
Downloadable weekend schedule including showcases, workshops and gala