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NEW! World Heritage Concerts

The Rideau Canal Festival presents the World Heritage Concerts! In its festival debut, this main stage has something for everyone.

Thursday July 28
11:30am Opening Ceremonies
12:00pm Robin Averill
One of Ottawa’s top musical talents- featuring The Rideau Canal Song

UN‘s International Youth Year Concert
3:00pm Fresh Beat
Guest DJs spinning the best in House Music.
7:00pm Riot Police
Alternative, Rock, Pop band from Ottawa.
8:30pm White Wires
Canadian indie garage rock band formed in Ottawa.
Friday July 29
10:00am - 3:00pm Children's Celebration of World Heritage
French Canadian Tribute Concert
7:30pm Medhi Cayenne Club
Punky Funky POW-WOW!
8:30pm Yvan Vollé
Musician, Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Performer, Singer.
Saturday July 30
11:00am Chinese Dance Troupe
An award winning youth Dance Troupe (ages 14-17) from China!
11:30am Puffin Productions
Fun environmental storytelling and music for children.
1:30pm Irish Dancing
3:00pm Jackson Miles Music
Great music from one of Ottawa’s favourite local bands.
5:00pm Marc Nelson Trio
Local band with an eclectic collection of cover songs ranging from traditional Irish tunes to the latest hits.
Irish Tribute Concert
7:00 pm Kitchen Party 
Turn your night into a party with this fun band from Quebec!
8:30pm Herringbone
Songs rich in Celtic Heritage, including music from Ireland, Scotland, and the Canadian Maritimes.
Sunday July 31
1:00pm Puffin Productions
Fun environmental storytelling and music for children.
3:00pm Silver Creek 
Don’t miss this good old rock and roll band.
5:00pm Huntley Slim
An energetic live show in the true tradition of Bluegrass, Country and Roots Music.
Scottish Tribute Concert
7:00pm Chris Angel
Chris has captivated crowds with his fast-paced mix of rock and modern Celtic favourites.
8:00pm Searson
With talent that remains full of fierce energy, Searson astound their audiences with uplifting vocals, raw fiddling and ferocious stepdancing.
Monday August 1
3:30pm Robin Averill
Join Robin in setting the world record in a Rideau Canal Song
4:00pm Closing Ceremonies