With a lineup that includes the likes of Lindsey Buckingham, Bon Iver, Ben Harper, Matthew Good, Kathleen Edwards, Great Big Sea, Dan Mangan, Patrick Watson, and lots more, the Ottawa Folk Festival keeps true to its roots while luring crowds with some big names. Hundreds of folk, roots, blues, and pop-rock performers take to the stage during the five-day fest. Folk Fest also offers interactive and performance workshops, which allow curious beginners and experienced musicians alike to try their hands at a new craft or learn some tips from the pros in a laid-back environment. Food and drinks, family-oriented entertainment, and lots more are also on the bill. Sept. 6 to 10.
Hog’s Back Park, 613-599-3267, www.ottawafolk.com