Go ahead, reach for your calendar right now and circle Thursday, April 21. You simply cannot pass up the chance to see homegrown talent like this. MonkeyJunk, featuring the Glebe neighbourhood’s own Steve Marriner, is quickly becoming one of the most decorated blues bands in Canada, if not the entire continent. Marriner, a stop-you-in-your-tracks harmonica player, just took home Canada’s National Blues Music Award for male vocalist and harmonica player of the year. They’ve played Bluesfest here in Ottawa, and recently performed for blues legends Buddy Guy and Bonnie Raitt in the finale concert of the Blues Music Award ceremonies in Memphis. And now you can see this band, and support our campaign to protect Lansdowne Park all at the same time. There’s a cash bar, a dance floor for you to boogie on, and free parking across the street. Tickets are $30 and available at the Glebe Community Centre, Compact Music, and the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
What: The Lansdowne Blues featuring MonkeyJunk
When: April 21, 2011, doors open 7 p.m.
Where: Glebe Community Centre
Available at Glebe Community Centre, Compact Music, Ottawa Folklore Centre