Monday, August 31, 2009


Gospel Legend Marie Knight 1925-2009

Chicago Blues Festival June 2008

Contact: Catherine Mannarino

With heavy hearts M.C. Records announces the death of Gospel legend Marie Knight. She died in New York City on August 30 due to complications from Pneumonia. Marie first came to prominence in 1946 when she met and started working with Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Together they would be one of the most popular gospel artists of the 1940's and make music history through a string of gospel hits including "Didn't It Rain," "Up Above My Head," and the gorgeous "Beams of Heaven." Marie Knight and Sister Rosetta Tharpe would tour frequently together through the 1950's. In the 1960's Marie had several R&B hits, but in 1970's Marie rededicated herself to Gospel music and became a minister at the Gates of Prayer Church in New York City.

Marie Knight's recent comeback began in 2002 when producer and M.C. Records owner Mark Carpentieri invited Marie to record on "Shout Sister Shout Sister, A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe." Mark recalls the phone call. "Gayle Wald who was writing the liner notes for the project asked me if I had contacted Marie Knight about participating in the project. I didn't know she was still alive! I called Marie and she sounded so vibrant that I arranged studio time and we’ve been working together ever since."

After the release of "Shout Sister Shout Sister, A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe" (MC-0050) tour work came in regularly for Marie Knight. In 2007 Mark Carpentieri put together Marie Knight's first full length album in over 25 years "Let Us Get Toegther." The project was a tribute to Rev. Gary Davis and was co-produced with Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Ollabelle Levon Helm). The record was a critical success with great reviews from The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many more.
After the release of "Shout Sister Shout Sister, A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe" (MC-0050) tour work came in regularly for Marie Knight. In 2007 Mark Carpentieri put together Marie Knight's first full length album in over 25 years "Let Us Get Toegther." The project was a tribute to Rev. Gary Davis and was co-produced with Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Ollabelle Levon Helm). The record was a critical success with great reviews from The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many more.
You can listen to a live recorded concert featuring Marie via The Woodsongs Radio Hour recorded in February 2008, and click on show number 470.
Here are some youtube links to check out:

This message was sent from Mark Carpentieri, President, M.C. Productions Inc., 299 Main St., Northport, NY 11768.


Sunday, August 30, 2009


Monday, Aug 31st- San Manuel Casino

In the Tuket Lounge
777 San Manuel Blvd
Highland, California 92346
(800) 359-2464

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Sat, Sept 5 - Santa Fe Springs Swapmeet, CA (All Ages)
Sat, Oct 3 - Sahara Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Sat, Oct 10 - Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA
Oct 14 thru 19 - Puerto Rico Tour
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I’m delighted to announce that Friday, September 11th, I’ll be playing at the AACW Blues festival in my home town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. I’ve been hearing about this festival for years and I’m looking forward to being a part of it. I left Yellow Springs in 1963 and this will be a great homecoming. I hope that anyone from the area will join us and I hope everyone else is up for a road trip to a lovely tiny town.


Want to see some really great photos? Check out the wonderful photo blog at The most recent are from the workshop where I teach each year in West Virginia. There are also pictures of various aspects of my daughter’s world, including visits home. Trust me on this one. You won’t be disappointed


UPCOMING APPEARANCES - Schedule updated August 30, 2009
Performances are solo unless otherwise noted.

Added since my last newsletter:

Sept. 11 Yellow Springs, Ohio; Sept. 18 Williamsport, Pa., w/Saffire; Oct. 7 Austin, Texas, w/Saffire; Oct. 8 Houston, Texas, w/Saffire; Jan. 29 Fredericksburg, Va.

Please consult local listings for show times, ticket prices and
availability. For the latest schedule updates, visit:



Fri., Sept. 11
Yellow Springs, Ohio
AACW Blues/Jazz Music Fest
Antioch Amphitheater

Mon., Sept. 14
North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
SOS Fun Monday

Fri., Sept. 18
Williamsport, Pa.
Uptown Music Collective
SITE: B (618 Cemetery St.)

Sat., Sept. 19
Manasquan, N.J.
Algonquin Arts Theater

Thurs., Sept. 24
Millwaukee, Wis.
Shank Hall

Fri., Sept. 25
Bloomington, Ind.
Lotus Festival
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
812-323 3020

Sat., Sept. 26
Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Ark

Sun., Sept. 27
Chicago, Ill.
Old Town School of Folk Music



Yahoo Geocities will be removing all of their no-charge websites from the Internet as of October 2009. Therefore, I am advising any and all of the musicians and/or artists to whom I have given free promotion on these sites over the last decade that they should save their page(s) now, if desired. They will be irretrievable as of November.

The following websites are affected:

Hopefully, I will be able to continue posting photos or announcements on this blog indefinitely, but, as we all know, nothing lasts forever, particularly free rides.

Diane Wells (a.k.a. D.D. Rocker, MistyBlue1955, Redqueen17, Erika the Red, etc., etc....)


Richard Flohil regretfully announces that he is no longer associated with the Downchild Blues Band or its leader, Don Walsh.

Flohil's Toronto-based publicity and promotion company had been involved continually with the band since 1969, and some of his stories of the band's history remain part of the Downchild website. However, the band's management company and its leader decided to replace its long-time publicist on the eve of a national tour that will feature Dan Aykroyd, James Cotton, Paul Shaffer, Nanette Workman, Colin Linden and others.

Many years ago, Flohil dubbed the group "Canada's blues band" — a title the band has always lived up to.

Said Flohil: "To be replaced - and the axe fell on my birthday! - as the lead-up to the only situation in 15 years where the band is likely to earn major publicity is sadly disappointing. I've often felt that I was a de facto non-playing member of the band.

"I feel proud, though, that my work with Downchild has helped it retain a national profile over close to 40 years, through thick and thin, nearly 100 different band members, and the continual ups and downs of a once-hardworking band that now plays less than 40 dates a year."

Information on the tour is available from Todd J. Littlefield - Diesel Management 613-741-9242

Richard Flohil & Associates
60 McGill St., Toronto ON M5B 1H2
PH: 416 351 1323 MOBILE: 416 997-4788 FAX: 416 351-1095

Working with Stony Plain Records, Jay Aymar, David Baxter, Michael Brennan, Dolly, Ariana Gillis, The Good Lovelies, The Estate of Jeff Healey, Allie Hughes, Martyn Joseph, Jadea Kelly, Treasa Levasseur, Loreena McKennitt, Shelley O'Brien, Roxanne Potvin, Andrea Ramolo, Corin Raymond, Paul Reddick, Justin Rutledge, Serena Ryder, Shakura S'Aida, Christine Tier, Ian Tyson, The Undesirables, Katherine Wheatley

"It's too LATE to stop now!" - John Lee Hooker.


Saturday, August 29, 2009


Blue Pulse, which now includes Trevor Williams of Audience, is a bunch of fine musicians from UK, each with a great history and endless energy and enthusiasm to create fine music. Friendships between members go back many years and this band has been together for six years of that time. They are also the backing band members for legendary Audience frontman Howard Werth ( Musically, the band lies in the areas of Blues, Blues Rock and R & B with a twist of jazz thrown in for good measure! For 4 years, the band has toured with world top musicians The Carl Verheyen Band (Supertramp, Ray Charles, David Gilmour and many more)! This combination of bands was voted the best show of the year at Classic Rock Society UK.

The band and individual members have worked with or supported a great diversity of acts in their time including: Hawkwind, Bad Manners, Letz Zep, Immaculate Fools, Henry McCullough, (Wings, Grease Band, Joe Cocker, Jesus Christ Superstar), Steve Marriot, (supported at the famous Dingwalls BBC recording of 1984), Paul Roland, Winston & The Churchills, Max Splodges Brass Revue!!, Carl Verheyen, Wishbone Ash, Carvin Jones, and Jeff Beck!

For the next stage of this journey, Howard Werth & Blue Pulse are recording new songs and looking forward to an exciting future with no limits!

For live booking enquiries (Canada or elsewhere), contact guitarist Andy Young at:


Friday, August 28, 2009


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Thursday, August 27, 2009


AUG 28 Fri The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) FITZY'S CRABSHACK Barrie
AUG 29 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band GRANGESTOCK (afternoon) Mississauga
AUG 29 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) FITZY'S CRABSHACK Barrie
SEPT 4 Fri The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) AW, SHUCKS! Aurora
SEPT 5 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) AW, SHUCKS! Aurora
SEPT 12 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) WHITBY YACHT CLUB
SEPT 19 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band ZAX BISTRO Clarkson
SEPT 26 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) LION ON THE BEACH Toronto
OCT 9 Fri The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) McGIBBON HOTEL Georgetown
OCT 10 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band
(t.b.c.) McGIBBON HOTEL Georgetown
OCT 16 Fri The Jerry Stiff Band STICKY FINGERS Barrie
NOV 7 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band ZAX BISTRO Clarkson
DEC 11 Fri The Jerry Stiff Band (t.b.c.) Private Event (afternoon)
DEC 12 Sat The Jerry Stiff Band Private Event
DEC 18 Fri The Jerry Stiff Band STICKY FINGERS Barrie
DEC 31 Thu The Jerry Stiff Band ZAX BISTRO Clarkson


I just want to let you know that I released my new CD, The Spirit of Kokopelli’s Light, on June 16. If you like [progressive] flute music, this is the CD for you. I performed on the Native American flute, using different styles of music ranging from the Blues to African beats to Celtic music. Check out the music examples provided on MySpace. I also just released a music video on YouTube performing the song, "Transformation". Go to YouTube Music and type “dawngreeter”on the search engine. Feel free to comment on the music and the video on the MySpace page, or just say Hi and I’ll get back to you for a chat!!

Steve (aka Dawngreeter)




The Russian River JAZZ and BLUES Festival
September 12 & 13, 2009
Johnson's Beach
(Guerneville, California)

Saturday, September 12

  • AL JARREAU - 5 time Grammy Award winning vocalist

  • RICK BRAUN - trumpeter extraordinaire, new CD is "All It Takes"

  • JONATHAN BUTLER - South African-born guitarist & vocalist, a star since age 6

  • RICHARD ELLIOT - powerhouse saxman, new CD "Rock Steady" is his 15th solo release

  • EAST BAY SOUL - 8-piece group with horns, soul and R&B vocals led by Greg Adams, Michael Paulo and Lee Thornberg

  • JACKIEM JOYNER - saxman named Debut Artist of the Year, new CD is chart topper

  • MADS TOLLING QUARTET - 2 time Grammy Award winning violinist with the Turtle Island Quartet, soloist in Stanley Clarke's band

  • TIMES 4 - Bay Area quartet, a blend of modern jazz and urban grooves

Sunday, September 13

  • THE NEVILLE BROTHERS - the legendary first family of New Orleans

  • DR. JOHN - The Nightripper won his 5th Grammy Award in 2008 for his heartfelt tribute to his hometown, New Orleans

  • The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, a true blues showcase with four headliners in their own right...

  • TOMMY CASTRO BAND - Bay Area favorites, a blend of blues, R&B, soul and roadhouse rock

  • BERNARD ALLISON - a powerhouse guitarist and vocalist, who follows in the footsteps of his his father, Luther

  • RICK ESTRIN - harmonica pro and longtime vocalist of Little Charlie & Nightcats

  • JANIVA MAGNESS - sultry singer and nominee for "B.B. King Entertainer of the Year" from Blues Music Awards

  • OTIS TAYLOR BAND - the rootsy banjo player from Colorado, with daughter Cassie on bass

  • THE DELTA WIRES - a big, high-energy harmonica and horn blues band

  • MoFo PARTY BAND - Fresno ensemble influenced by West Coast sound and old school Chicago blues

    : $45 for adults per day, $10 for children (ages 6-12)
    GEN. ADMISSION WEEKEND PASS: $70 for adults (save $20)
    GOLD PASS: $90 per day
    GOLD WEEKEND PASS: $150 for adults (save $30)


Russian River’s two major music festivals have been combined into one weekend to provide music fans an exciting weekend of both jazz and blues music.

The Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival will be held Sept. 12-13, 2009, at Johnson’s Beach Resort in Guerneville CA, a popular resort town nestled in the scenic Russian River Valley.

This is the first year the two events will be combined into the same weekend. Previously, the Russian River Blues Festival was held in June, while the Russian River Jazz Festival took place in September. Organizers cited the economy and the desire to create something special for attendees as the reasons for change.

The Russian River music festivals have a rich history dating back to the 1970s. Music legends have traveled to Guerneville, including blues artists such as Etta James and Al Green, to jazz musicians Stan Getz and Pat Metheny. Hundreds of thousands of fans have attended the events over the years.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


By Martin Murray

The Fallsview Casino's Avalon Ballroom is a real gem in the musical crown of southern Ontario. Most of us who have been going to concerts for a good part of our lives will no doubt list Toronto's Massey Hall as the absolute best venue to see a live show, and up until recently, we would be correct. However, since the Fallsview Casino got up and running a few years back, Massey Hall definitely has some serious competition.

This is a lovely room, with an absolutely fantastic sound system which is supended far above the audience below. The layout and size of the place is almost exactly the same as Massey Hall, except that there is no second balcony, and that might be a good thing, since although I have watched several concerts from way up there, I don't enjoy sitting that high up. I always get a vague sense of vertigo in those top seats. It holds 1500 people, less than Massey Hall, but again, those extra seats are in the nosebleed section, so you get what you pay for. I had no such problems this past Sunday night. We were on the floor, in the second row, mere feet from the stage and the performers.

The Nashville Songwriter's night is set up in the round, with the stage in the middle of the room. An excellent 360 degree sound system is suspended from a rig above the stage. Five of country music's top songwriters walk up there and do their stuff, and it's an amazing show. Between the five of them they have written well over 100 top ten country hits, and quite a few #1 records, and the list of their clients is a who's who of country music royalty.

Bob Dipiero got his start writing "American Made" for the Oak Ridge Boys. It went on to be used in commercials for Budweiser beer for several years. He was married to Pam Tillis for a time, and wrote her hit, "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial." He has also written hits for George Strait, Restless Heart, Faith Hill, and Ricochet. He is a member of the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame. Jeffrey Steele is an amazingly talented artist. His songwriting is superb, he has an incredible singing voice, and he is an accomplished musician on a number of instruments. They turned his part of the show on a grand piano into a big showpiece, basically making fun, to me it seemed, of the bombastic, over the top shows being done in country these days. Originally from California, and now striking out on his own as a performing artist, Jeffrey has written hit records for Rascall Flatts, Tim McGraw, Diamond Rio, Faith Hill, LeeAnn Rimes and Trace Adkins. Tim Nichols is more of a traditional writer and has written hits for Lee Ann Womack, Keith Whitley, Reba McIntyre, Joe Dee Messina, and Trace Adkins. He often writes with another man who was present last night, Craig Wiseman. Craig is a big man, and he had the crown in hysterics when he led Jeffrey Steele away from his grand piano with his shirt undone. Jeff had been taken up there by two very gorgeous showgirls, but now he had this big man leading him back to the stage, to which Bob Dipiero commented, "Hey girls, that guy has bigger tits than you!" The place was completely in stitches. Craig played one of the best tunes of the night, "Daddy Had A Cardiac." You had to hear this song! "Daddy had a cardiac, Mama's got a Cadillac." It's sort of another version of "Goodbye Earl," but written many years before. Last but not least is "Big Al" Anderson. This guy has been around for a long time and has been voted one of the top 100 guitarists in the world. He is the guitar player for the critically acclaimed band NRBQ. In person he's sort of a cross between Neil Young and Warren Zevon. He used to be much heavier than he was last night - I've seen the pictures! Slimmed down considerably and dressed fashionably in a black t-shirt, running shoes and black sweat pants, Al was obviously going all out for his gig at the casino. However, once this guy started playing, it was absolute magic. He did two very funny songs, in the vein of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, one about when he dies, how Satan is going to own his ass. Then he delivered two of the most honest and heartbreaking tunes of the night. One was written for George Strait, who apparently didn't decide to record it, called "The Horses He Can't Ride Anymore," about a rodeo cowboy so beaten and broken he had to retire at 44, and lost the love of his life in the process. The second one, which was highly personal, was about Al watching his father on his deathbed, dying of cancer. I lost my mother and father this way, and so I went through a similar experience, and I honestly was having to choke back the tears during this song. I think it was called "I've Loved These Days." It is an incredible song. Anyone who has been there will feel it to the very core of their soul.

But mostly the night was a lot of fun, and it's a popular show, judging from the turnout. This is the third year they have done the songwriter's night, and I'm sure it will go on for many years to come. Many have said it's one of the best shows at the casino. It's a long show, twice as long as most casino performances, cheap (instead of paying $250, for instance, for the privilege of seeing Don Henley, you're paying $25 here!), and you get both comedy and heartbreak in one package. The guys commented on the professionalism of the casino crew. They said some places they play, the sound isn't as good and the show doesn't go anywhere near as smoothly, but playing at the Fallview Casino is a dream. Hats off to Dean Malton and his crew.


Hey, folks.

This Friday, August 28th, at Mirkwood & Shire Café in Arlington, WA, you can see and hear:

Norris & Nicely Acoustic Blues Duo


Randy Norris and the Full Degree

Show begins at 7:30pm.


the Denton/Nicely Blues Playground is performing this Saturday, August 29th, in Oso, WA, at the Cobra Motors Invitational Car Show!!



Monday, August 24, 2009


The (award winning) Niagara Rhythm Section's unrehearsed Saturday night musical adventures, this week features:

Paul Martin - AUGUST 29TH

The Anchorage
186 Ricardo St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Every Saturday night, 9 pm - 11:30 pm

We love having Paul Martin back. Known for his work in The Blushing Brides and The Dylan Tree, he's got a million great songs. I can't wait to hear him and Steve Grisbrook work it out.

and more...

Friday, Sept 11th, 9 pm - Southside Shuffle

Steve Grisbrook & Steve Goldberger (the Stevie GeeBees)

Natty's Bar and Grill
169 Lakeshore Road West
Port Credit, ON
Phone: 905-891-2526

Every Monday night, 7:30 -10:30 pm

Stormy Mondays with Steve Grisbrook & Steve Goldberger (the Stevie GeeBees) in Toronto. Join us for some really great BBQ and two guys just playin' some songs. No effects, no drum machines, loops or tracks...

Highway 61 Southern Barbeque
1620 Bayview Avenue, just south of Eglinton
Toronto, ON


and coming up at the Anchorage:

Niagara Rhythm Section with special guests:

Sept 5th - Gayle Ackroyd, Ed Kopala & Denis Keldie

Sept 12 - The Fringe Locals with Eric Mahar and Steve Goldberger with Graham Lear on percussion

Sept 19th - Al Lerman

Sept 26th - Jerome Godboo

Oct 3rd - Blair Packham

Oct 10 - Neil Chapman

Oct 17th - Fergus Hambleton

Oct 24 - 2-B3 with Lance Anderson & Rodger Niznik

Oct 31 - Bernie LaBarge

Dec 12 - Wendell Ferguson


Music, dates, videos, bios, photos and other good stuff at:

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Gordon Lightfoot will Attend "L'Aquila is in my heart" Art Exhibition and the unveiling of his bust by Sculptor Gino Cavicchioli.

Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot will be in Hamilton, ON, on September 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Michelangelo's Banquet & Convention Center, Upper Ottawa St., to support the Hamilton Earthquake Relief Fundraiser organized by the National Congress of Italian Canadians -Hamilton District and Gino Cavicchioli

The singer/songwriter penned many memorable Canadian classics: "If you Could Read My Mind" and "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sundown" and the ever-popular "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" among many others.

This is not a concert stop for Lightfoot; he is attending to support the Hamilton Earthquake Relief and his friend, Gino Cavicchioli, will officially unveil the Gordon Lightfoot portrait bust. When asked if he would please sing a song or two, he replied, "I will bring my guitar!"

Valerie Tryon, noted Canadian pianist, is a special guest at this event. She will be playing 3 of her favorite musical pieces.

Other special guests are:

Charles and Margaret Juravinski
Canadian Football League Stars Matt Dunigan, John Bonk, Ben Zambiasi, Angelo Mosca, Les Browne
Mark DeNobile, Exec. Dir., Canadian Football Hall of Fame Museum, and
The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander

Gino Cavicchioli has donated twelve original artist-signed A/P prints, which will be drawn as door prizes during the event.

The cost of admission is $10 and it includes a wine and cheese reception. This event is sponsored by Michelangelo Banquet & Convention Center and the Ciancone family, The Framing Warehouse, and Sterling Print Solutions.

Admission is limited to 1000 people. Tickets may be purchased from Miriam Olivieri (905-388-6434), Fabrizio Angelici (905-560-6094), Michelangelo Banquet & Convention Center on Upper Ottawa, Enzo Galano (905-528-0144).

For more info on the Hamilton Earthquake Relief efforts, please go to

To view Gino Cavicchioli's work and for more info on the artist, please visit his website at


Thursday, August 20, 2009


August 20, 2009

Hope everyone is looking forward to jammin' in the sunshine this weekend at Ottawa's Reggae Festival happening at Lebreton Flats!

Enjoy the live music and food from Friday to Sunday and celebrate the island culture at night at the Diplomatic Status - Official Ottawa Reggae Festival After Party happening both Saturday and Sunday night at The Clarendon. Be sure to buy your tickets for the after party before they sell out! Enter our contests for your chance to win free full weekend passes for two for the Reggae Festival, free tickets for the Diplomatic Status after party and don't forget to enter to win a trip for two to Jamaica for the 2010 travel season!

Also starting this weekend, is Ottawa's largest annual community event ? the Ottawa SuperEX at Landsdowne Park. Take part in the second annual World Poker Depot Classic Tournament featured at the SuperEX, with more than 5000 competitors and get a chance to win over $40,000 in prizes.

Be sure to check out the last weekend of the National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments at the Nepean National Equestrian Park, as well as the Ottawa Folk Festival happening this weekend at Britannia Park. Enjoy great music, ethnic foods and entertainment with the whole family!

Lastly, just a reminder to participate in Rideau Carleton's OLG Hot Nights every Tuesday night between 5:00pm and 8:45 pm for the month of August for a chance to win some incredible grand prizes. Also enter our contests to win a 70's Casino Cruise August 29th by Capital Cruises and win three business assessment packages compliments of the Growth Coach.

Have a great weekend!

Ottawa Reggae Festival
August 21 - 23, 2009
Lebreton Flats Park

The Ottawa Reggae Festival returns and will groove Canada's capital city once again, with the sweet sound of Reggae music from Friday August 21 to Sunday August 23, 2009 at the LeBreton Flats Festival Park. This classic landscape is the perfect outdoor arena to showcase a music and culture that has touched the world, especially Canada.

Click Here to win tickets to Ottawa Reggae Festival

Diplomatic Status
Official Ottawa Reggae
Festival After Party

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23, 2009
The Clarendon
15 George Street

TallBoy Entertainment Presents, Diplomatic Status - The Official 2009 Reggae Festival After Party. Music provided by Ottawa's own DJ Frame, Ottawa's hottest hiphop DJ & Torontro's hottest Reggae, DJ Suspects. This event will sell out fast so make sure to purchase your VIP Passports previous to this event. TallBoy Ent. Promoting young urban professionals, entrepreneurs, tastemakers and trendsetters of Ottawa.

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WPD Classic
Thursday August 20-30, 2009

This year's Super EX from August 20-30, 2009 will include a 5000 seat free roll, 2000 plus player online to live Heads Up tournament, a Top Bounty Hunter Reward and much more awesome things for you to enjoy.

National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments
National Capital Open
August 12-16, 2009
National Tournament
August 19-23, 2009

Numerous Olympians will be in attendance including local area residents Ian Millar of Perth, ON, and Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills, On.

OLG Hot Nights
Until August 25, 2009
Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Road
Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3

Visit OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton every Tuesday night in August between 5:00 p.m - 8:45 p.m for a chance to win some awesome prizes.Everyone who participates in the promotion will automatically receive the following offers:

  • Ballot for the hourly cash draws (6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m & 8:00 p.m) and the nightly grand prize draws at 9:00 p.m (must be present to win).
  • Also just by participating you will receive a free T Shirt and a $10 restaurant offer (redeem until September 30, 2009).
Don't forget to print off our extra ballots. Click here for a better chance to win prizes.

Ottawa SuperEX
Thursday August 20-30, 2009

Ottawa's end of the summer family bash returns to Lansdowne Park in the heart of Ottawa for 11 days of thrills and non-stop entertainment

Jamaica Contest

Win a trip for 2 to beautiful Jamaica in the Caribbean for the 2010 travel season. Round trip flight to be provided by Skyservice Airlines and Titan Tours.

Click Here to win a trip for two to Jamaica

Capital Cruise
70's Casino Cruise

August 29th, 2009

WOW! Here it is! The most anticipated Casino River Boat Cruise. Capital Cruises is bringing back the decade that popularized bell bottoms, clogs, afros, pinball . . . the most popular music of all time.

Movies like Grease, Jaws, Rocky, Star Wars and Staying Alive were packing the theatres. Shows like the Love Boat, Happy Days, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels and Dallas were keeping people glued to their televisions.

C'mon Aboard! Reserve your fun evening, now, with Capital Cruises! 613-241-8811

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to win a cruise for Capital Cruises.

A Chorus Line Broadway Musical
October 13- 18
Presale Aug 5-9, 2009)
National Arts Centre: Southam Hall

In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance.

Click here to win tickets to A Chorus Line

Plane Pull Challenge
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Register your team and play tug-of-war with an aircraft! The Plane Pull Challenge is a fun-filled, family-oriented event that raises much needed funds for our community. If your team pulls the FedEx A310 the fastest you win bragging rights for a year and you get to take home some great prizes. Recruit 25 people, come up with a catchy name, pack your team spirit and pull together for Project Clear Skies, United Way/Centraide Ottawa and your community.

The Ottawa Film and Video Makers
Saturday September 12 - 13, 2009

Information on and the opportunity to meet with member of the local OFVM; national SSCA; and Canadian International Annual Film Festival (CIAFF)

Arthritis Walk
Sunday September 20, 2009

The Arthritis Walk is a fun 1km and 5km walk in your community that is non-competitive and encourages walkers to go at their own pace

An Evening of Magic
September 11, 2009

You are invited to An Evening of Magic to show customer appreciation and in support of the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre. Un soirée afin de remercier notre clientele et venir en aide au Centre des resources de l'Est d'Ottawa.

Health and Wellness Show

September 12, 2009
St Paul's University

The newest brightest, holistic health & welness show.

Over 10 local health and wellness practitioners

Win 3 Business Assessment Packages will be giving away three Business Assessment Packages,compliments of the Growth Coach. The draw will be held on Thursday September 10th, 2009 at noon.

The Growth Coach helps busy business owners, professionals and managers become more successful, learn to work smarter, not harder and enjoy more time and the freedom to live their life on their terms.

Click here to win 3 Business Assessment Packages

Ottawa Singles Event
September 25th, 2009
8:00pm to Midnight
Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel

Ottawa's LARGEST Singles Event

This is Your Chance to Meet the Love of Your Life.

  • Do you live within a 100km radius of downtown Ottawa?
  • Are you 23 years old or over?
  • Are you single and seriously looking for that someone special?

Then this is the event for you!

Tickets: $30 (everything included)
Get your ticket today, as space will fill up fast.

100% of the profits are donated to the MS Society of Canada.

Eastern Ontario Economic Showcase
September 24, 2009

This September 24, 2009, meet and learn from three successful entrepreneurs, one of Canada's leading economists and other industry leaders at this exclusive business development event.

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to win a ticket to the Eastern Ontario Economic Showcase with Donald J. Trump

Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill
Monday July 6 - September 13, 2009

Experience the story of our country - as told through music, spectacular lighting effects and stunning giant image projections on the Parliament Buildings.

The Wakefield Mill
60 Mill Road,
Wakefield Quebec

Imagine a place so serene and Yet so Conveniently close to Canada's Capital.

Within a 25 minute drive of Ottawa, The Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa offers the only accommodation within the natural beauty of the Gatineau Park - over 30,000 acres of hills, forest, lakes and streams. will be giving away 1 night and Country breakfast at the Wakefield Mill and 2 golf passess at Mont Cascades.

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Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
Monday Sept 14, 2009

It's a day of golf going to the dogs, with the annual Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Golf Tournament, at Carleton Golf & Yacht Club in Manotick.

La Vendemmia
Monday Sept 14-20, 2009

La Vendemmia is a series of Italian wine and food seminars, dinners, cooking demos, wine tastings and a charity grape stomp.

Game Summit
Saturday Aug 29 - 30, 2009

Hobbyists, board gamers, role-players and more will converge to roll their dice and play their hearts out at Game Summit's next table-top gaming convention at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Great Canadian Giveaway

Win a 2008 First Edition (Limited) Collector's Dodge Challenger 500 !


This Back in Black on Black Beauty Includes every factory option!!!

This is the Special Limited Edition Big Block Mopar Challenger 500 Series car.

The "Most Collectable Challenger" retro style /modern day /HI-TECH evolution Mopar Muscle Car.

THIS CHALLENGER 500 IS A "Dream Muscle Car and you can win it here!



Get tickets for only $20.00!
Click for Contest Details and look under "Canadian Give Away"

Ottawa 67s

Ottawa Kiosk will be giving away a special suite for you and 7 of your friends to come down and watch the Ottawa 67s live in action at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Game is to be determined. Only one entry per subscriber. The draw will be held on September 1, 2009 at 4:00pm. You must be part of our Ottawa Events Newsletter to be eligible

Click here to enter to win a suite for you and 7 of your friends.

Greek Summer Festival
August 12-23, 2009

The Annual Ottawa Greek Festival is all about fun, food & festivities! We have something there for everyone. LIVE A DAY THE GREEK WAY !!! OPA!!

Ottawa Folk Festival
Friday August 21-23, 2009

The Ottawa Folk Festival is held in the middle of August in beautiful Britannia Park in Ottawa's west end. The Festival has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Ontario Festivals" by Festival & Events Ontario.

The Ottawa Folk Festival features a beautiful Main Stage, 5 simultaneous daytime stages, vendors offering handmade crafts, instruments and top quality fair trade products, a food court with mouth-watering ethnic and festive foods, and jaw-dropping sunsets. And some great music!

Ottawa Pride Festival
Friday August 21-30, 2009

Celebrate the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community!

  • Rainbow Party
  • Pride Day Parade
  • Picnic and community fair

The Grape Stomp
Sunday September 20, 11AM-2PM

Grab a friend, co-worker, or family member and register a team. Stomp grapes to make as much juice as you can in one minute. This is one La Vendemmia event not to be missed!

Get your team of 4 ready and REGISTER NOW!

The BIG Picture
June 2009 to September 18, 2009

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa and Mission Stream invite children/youth to participate in the coolest contest of the year!

We invite children/youth (6-18 years of age) to take a digital picture of whatever they want and submit to us for a chance to win some incredible prizes!

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