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Music in the Stacks 2018


Back by popular demand! Join us this summer at the Main Branch on Thursdays at noon for free performances by local Ottawa musicians!


The Main Branch looks forward to featuring:


Jumpin' Joel Flash – July 12

Sarah Howard – July 19

Danielle Allard – July 26

Crystalena Paquette – August 2

Buskers for Tuskers – August 9

Kyle Ivan – August 16


Don’t miss your chance to discover and support these local musicians and songwriters, each one of whom brings a unique voice and experience to the Ottawa Public Library.


Concerts will take place on the Mezzanine level at Main. Drop by for a few minutes while picking up your holds, or stay for your lunch hour (while enjoying the air conditioning).


Want to get to know the artists before they perform? Explore their music online and stay up-to-date on their future shows in the area!


Jumpin' Joel Flash: Online, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on YouTube

Sarah Howard: Online, On Facebook, on Bandcamp, and on SoundCloud

Danielle Allard: Online, on Facebook, and on Twitter

Crystalena: On Facebook, and on Raw Artists

Buskers for Tuskers: On Facebook

Kyle Ivan: Onlineon Facebook, on YouTube, and on SoundCloud





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