A musical walk up and down Bank St. in Old Ottawa South, focusing on Ottawa's Folk Walk of Fame and the city's folk music heritage. Come and find out what those bronze plaques in the sidewalks on Bank St. are all about.
Photo: Folk music mural, Bank & Sunnyside.
Ottawa has been 'Folk City' since the 1950s. Coffee houses like Le Hibou, The Wasteland, The Kitchen Cinq, Le Monde, and Roosters have highlighted some of Canada's finest talent, a good portion of it local. Currently, Ottawa is the home of the Ottawa Folklore Centre, The Ottawa Folk Festival, The Canadian Folk Music Awards, The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (with their annual folk Conference) and the Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame, aka 'Folk Walk'. Come spend an afternoon in the neighborhood that hosts the Folk Walk and hear about the current plaques, the folk murals, and the state of folk music in our city. There will be live music.