FUSE STREET FESTIVAL - 2018

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SATURDAY

WHAT’S ON

THE BUSHTUKAH TOT TROT & FAMILY FUN RELAY (10 AM START)

Bushtukah will be bringing back two FREE family running events to FUSE! The Tot Trot: A 100 metre “dash” open to children aged 4 and under. The Bushtukah Family Fun Relay: Teams of four family members will run approximately 150 metres each. Register here: TOT TROT / FAMILY FUN RELAY

WALL SPACE GALLERY OAG INTERACTIVE TENT (10 AM – 5 PM)

The Ottawa Art Gallery interactive art tent: a mobile art studio that provides a fun, friendly, and bilingual space for adults and kids of all ages to explore their creativity—Free! Right at Wall Space Gallery.

RBC YOUTHSTAGE @ FUSE

RBC YOUTH STAGE PRESENTED BY BLUESFEST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART

11 AM – 12 PM – Greco fitness morning wake up – A collaboration with the local, well known, fitness facility. Join in an instructor-led warm up to start the day at FUSE.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Musical Act – Bluesfest School of Music, Ukulele Demonstration Ukulele Demonstration with Andrew Mah – will have 10 Ukulele’s available for attendees to try it out!

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Yoga demonstration – Pure Yoga – Join in an instructor led wind down for the day by local Yoga studio.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Musical Act – Bluesfest School of Music – Bluesfest School of Music and Art Showcase – Local vocalist and Rock U Band

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Bluesfest School of Music – Rock U Band – Metal Mind

ACTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF RICHMOND AND CHURCHILL

10:00 AM – Morning Jam – Wake Up By Dancing in the Street!

12:30 PM – Junkyard Symphony – Super Street Show.

2:00 PM – Baobab – Join Our African Drumming Workshop.

3:15 PM – Meri Squares – Learn How to Square Dance!

4:30 PM – Junkyard Symphony – Super Street Show

5:45 PM – Chris Pilsworth – Magic & Illusion Show

7:00 PM – Spring Action – High-Flying Olympic Trampoline Stunts

8:30 PM  Junkyard Symphony – Light-Up Robot Jam (Let the Kids Stay Up!)

9:30 PM – Sophie Latreille – Blazing Fire Weaver Show

VIDEO DJ AT DUSK WITH STEVE WILSON (6:00 PM to 11:00 PM)

Blending your favourite hits from across all generations with a library of more than 20,000 music videos DJ Steve Wilson lighting up the night at Fuse—and yes, he takes requests!

VIDEO DJ STEVE WILSON

WALL SPACE GALLERY DJ DANCE PARTY!  (8:30 PM – 12 AM)

DJ OH JAY plays nu-disco, jazzy house, house-y funk, funky R & B, and all your pop faves. She’s spun tracks at the Arboretum Festival, Hottawa, Divas Dance Party, Queering 613, and more! $5 donation at the door to benefit Cornerstone Housing for Women.

DJ OH JAY at Wall Space Gallery

THE FIRE WEAVER, SOPHIE LATREILLE (9:30 PM)

Get ready for an amazing, blazing show! Making an appearance from the incredible Mini Cirque, be dazzled into the night with The Fire Weaver, Sophie Latreille! Fire fans, fire poi, and fire hula hoops – let’s just say this show will be fire.

SOPHIE LATREILLE - FIRE WEAVER

DESJARDINS PRESENTS – THE GOONIES – A CAPITAL POP-UP CINEMA PRODUCTION (8:30 PM)

Join Desjardin and Capital Pop-Up Cinema for the unique experience of enjoying a screening of 80s classic The Goonies right in the middle of Westboro’s main street—closed especially for FUSE Street Festival!

CAPITAL POP UP - THE GOONIES

MUSIC ACTS – MAIN STAGE

DJANGO FET (12:00 PM)

Django Fet is a Jazz & Swing band based right here in Ottawa. They combine the Gypsy Jazz style popularized by Django Reinhardt’s “Quintette du Hot Club de France” with an eclectic mix of Jazz Standards and Old Time favourites.

DANIELLE ALLARD (1:45 PM)

Singer-Songwriter. Chameleon. Her tender voice and her combination of jazz, folk, pop, and blues will leave you pleasantly astounded. Danielle Allard has been performing publicly for over 15 years and graced stages across Canada and Europe.

THE UNDERGROUND

THE UNDERGROUND (3:15 PM)

The Underground is a tribute to the music of the 80’s New Wave era. Playing songs by artists like Duran Duran, Billy Idol, U2, InXs, The Police, The Clash – all dance hits to keep you moving and grooving all night!

GRAVEN

GRAVEN (5:00 PM)

Matty McKechnie’s sound is drenched in 90s acoustic nostalgia. He’s toured Canada three times, contributed to multiple notable Canadian music collectives, and performed at RBC Bluesfest 2018.

KIMBERLY SUNSTRUM

KIMBERLY SUNSTRUM (6:30 PM)

Fresh from her performance at RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest, Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum is sure to delight. Her sound is an eclectic mix of culturally diverse influences including old-time country music, South African pop hits, American folk, and classic R&B.

DUELLING PIANOS

DUELING PIANOS (8:00 PM)

The Dueling Pianos have captivated Ottawa audiences since 2002. Enjoy their performance filled with audience requests, blistering guitar and piano solos, three-part harmonies, and random comedic impromptu moments when they take their act to the street!

CHOCOLATE HOT POCKETS

THE CHOCOLATE HOT POCKETS (9:45 PM)

Freak out to the funk-a-delic sounds of this four-piece groove band! Specializing in original music and reinterpretations of fatback funk, jazz, and neo soul, they’re unlike anything else you’ve heard.

SUNDAY

WHAT’S ON

RBC YOUTH STAGE PRESENTED BY BLUESFEST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART

11 AM – 12 PM – Greco Fitness morning wake up – A collaboration with local, well known, fitness facility. Join in an instructor-led warm up to start the day at FUSE.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Musical Act – Bluesfest School of Music Art Demonstration – Youth Paint Workshop “A Run in the Park” in support of RBC Race for Kids

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Yoga demonstration – Pure Yoga – Join in an instructor led wind down for the day by local Yoga studio.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Bluesfest School of Music – Art Demonstration – West Coast Swing with Westie Underground

ACTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF RICHMOND AND CHURCHILL

10:00 AM – Morning Jam – Wake Up By Dancing in the Street!

12:30 PM – Baobab – Join Our African Druming Workshop

1:45 PM – Junkyard Symphony – Super Street Show

3:30 PM – Chris Pilsworth – Magic & Illusion Show

4:45 PM – Rockabilly Joe – Wild One-Man Comedy, Juggling, and Acrobat Show

6:00 PM – Junkyard Symphony – Super Street Show

MUSIC ACTS – MAIN STAGE

PAPAGAIO (12:00 PM)

Catch the cool sound of this incredible Brazilian jazz duo, Monica Mckernan (vocals and double bass) and Julien Sandiford (guitar). Making a special appearance from Montreal, Julien was born and raised right here in Westboro!

PAPAGAIO

LE MEOW (2:00 PM)

Another RBC Bluesfest 2018 (AND 2016) alum, if this duo’s sound were a recipe, it would call for a cup of jazz, a tablespoon of groovy swagger, and a generous pinch of pop-flair. Set to release their newest single Drip Drop this summer, get a taste of the big things to come for this duet at Fuse!

LE MEOW

MACK & BEN (4:00 PM)

Ottawa’s Mackenzie and Ben have been performing together their entire lives, perfecting a sound that can only come from come from a brother/sister act. Catch their fusion of soulful melodies and sweet lyrics!

MACK AND BEN

SILVER CREEK (5:30 PM)

Live at FUSE catch the heartland-soul of Silver Creek, a sound that draws on the twin peaks of Neil Young and The Band for their charismatic and individual roots rock and blues

SILVER CREEK

WHAT’S ON

ALL WEEKEND

RBC YOUTH STAGE PRESENTED BY BLUESFEST SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART

RBC and Bluesfest School of Music and Art bring a full daytime program of youth musical acts, art demonstrations, Greco Fitness Demos, and family yoga sessions from Pure Yoga – ALL 100% LOCAL at the RBC Youth Stage! Check back here for schedule details!

BMO BIG BLUE MAZE

BMO presents a fun experience for the whole family! Make your way through the enormous street sized BMO Big Blue Maze!

DOVERCOURT FAMILY FUN ZONE

Dovercourt hosts an area full of activities and fun! Meet Dovercat and have fun with their bouncy castle, face painting, and summer crafts! Challenge friends and family to a duel with Inflatable Jousting!

JUNKYARD SYMPHONY

Keep an eye out for Junkyard Symphony performing their amazing junk percussion/comedy/circus show on the street! Three huge shows every day, roving recyclers, and crazy street games!

MEC & PARKS CANADA’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ZONE

If you love getting active outdoors, you’re going to want to visit MEC and Parks Canada for outdoor-themed games, stand-up paddleboard simulations, bonfire tips, camp treats, and more! New to the outdoors? Chat with Parks Canada about their popular “Learn to Camp” program.

CHRIS PILSWORTH MAGICIAN

International prize-winning magician Chris Pilsworth is coming to Fuse Street Festival! Watch in amazement as this long-time Ottawa entertainment staple as shocks and astounds your friends and family with jaw-dropping feats of magic and illusion!

OTTO’S FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE

Back by popular demand, Otto’s Subaru will be on the street with their climbing wall, bouncy castle, and more for you to get active with the family! Otto’s knows adventure – and their team looks forward to partying outdoors with you at the Otto’s Family Adventure Zone!

THE NEW HOT 88.9 STREET TEAM

Hot 89.9’s street team will be on-site kicking out the jams and making sure Westboro is in full FUSE Street Festival mode all weekend long!

CHESS IN THE STREET


Challenge your friends and family to a sit-down match on a regular board or play with the enormous board/pieces on the street against an expert!

MORNING JAM PRESENTS “WAKE UP WESTBORO!” (10 AM – 12 PM)

Get up and get down! Morning Jam is bringing a DJ and their fun, inclusive, family friendly morning dance party to FUSE! Join them to get charged up for a full day of partying in the streets!

SAJE COOL DOWN STATION

Saje’s Cool Down station will leave you feeling refreshed, energized and ready for their feel-good scavenger hunt. Stop in and win prizes like their ultra-popular ultrasonic diffuser!

THE VILLAGE QUIRE HENNA, TATTOOS & POSTCARDS

Swing by The Village Quire and they’ll have postcards and stamps at the ready! OR keep that summer vibe going with a Tattly Temporary Tattoo or Henna Art by Mumtaz!

WORLD’S GREATEST BALLOONS

Making everything from space-aliens and superheroes to princesses and piranhas, watch as these masters of balloon-istry will bring your child’s imagination to life—in balloon form!

WESTVILLAGE CHURCH KIDS ACTIVITIES

Balloon animals, face painting, and an “imagination playground” (made from very large foam building blocks)! Come back Sunday at 2PM for a magic show from Ottawa’s TRMagic (Tyler Rourke).

BAOBAB COMMUNITY STREET DRUMMING WORKSHOPS

Baobab is a non-profit arts, education, and performance group specializing in bringing people together through the art of West African drumming, dancing, and singing. Join in the all-ages, street drumming workshops this year at FUSE!

SING SONG PARTY TIME

Westboro’s own children’s performer Derek McKinley will be bringing the “party factor” to FUSE with songs that teach and empower kids! Inspired by classic acts like Fred Penner, Raffi, and Yo Gabba Gabba! (to name a few)!

THE PIGGY MARKET AT WINSTON SQUARE

This year The Piggy Market will be returning to Winston Square now with Cucina Barone where they will be cooking up all sorts of amazing, locally-sourced cuisine.

NATURAL FOOD PANTRY’S HEALTHY GRAB N’ GO

Lots of grab and go vegan and vegetarian options! Enjoy vegan/vegetarian burgers and sausages or a frozen treat to help you cool off—then, let the kids spin the wheel for tasty prizes!

FRESHII’S $5 DOLLAR WRAPS AND SMOOTHIES

Enjoy $5 smoothies, $5 wraps and $2 energii bites – tax included, ALL WEEKEND! This is on top of convenient grab-and-go items, samples, and coupons. Deals so good you’ll want to take a commemorative selfie at their Instagram booth!

THE LOFT’S BRAID BAR

Stop at the all-day braid bar to get your hair festival ready!

SHOPPERS DRUG MART’S BEAUTY TENT

The Beauty Boutique will be setting up a one-stop, sidewalk salon! Get a 5-minute makeup touch up, learn the latest skincare and makeup trends.

MASTERS N’ DOGS PARTNERS WITH BOXER RESCUE ONTARIO

Boxer Rescue Ontario is coming to Westboro with their adorable four-legged friends! For every donation get a FREE poop bag dispenser with poop bag roll from Masters n’ Dogs!

THREE WILD WOMEN’S LIVING MANNEQUINS

Need some fashion advice? Just ask the real, live mannequins in their storefront window!

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES PARTNERS WITH CORNERSTONE HOUSING FOR WOMEN

Ten Thousand Villages will be donating 10% of proceeds AND $2 from every pound of Level Ground Coffee sold to Cornerstone Housing for Women!

WESTBORO’S WORLD-FAMOUS PATIOS

Take in all the amazing live street entertainment FUSE has to offer from a licensed patio right on Richmond Rd!

WESTBORO BIKE TAXI – FREE!

Who said nothing in life is free? After having a great time with their short stop at FUSE last year, the Westboro Bike Taxi will be at the festival all weekend this year, offering free rides up and down the closed street. Yes!

STREET SALES

ENJOY HUGE FUSE DEALS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

GREAT ESCAPE OUTFITTERS DAVIDsTEA
POLANCO FURNITURE THE CUPCAKE LOUNGE
MANHATTAN WEST THREE WILD WOMEN
E. R. FISHER MENSWEAR WEST END KIDS
CANOPY CAROUSEL
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION MERIT TRAVEL
BACK ON TRACK HYBRIDPHARM

Don’t forget to check back here to see the newest activities and entertainment lined up FUSE Street Festival!