Songwriting Contest Finalists To Perform At OTTAWA GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL

Come cheer on the five finalists for the annual Gil’s Hootenanny “Songs of Hope and Protest” Sing-Along Songwriting Contest as they perform their original songs at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm, in Room 7 (The Parlour) at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa, ON.

The five finalists (songs and songwriters) are:

  • We Are the One : Harmony Siu
  • Your Wall Will Come Down : Jan Bentham
  • The Baby KingDavid Mayerovitch
  • Race to the BottomTom Clairmont
  • Rise AboveChristine Graves

The winning song will be performed Monday evening, May 1, 2017 at Gil’s Hootenanny, which will be held at the RA Centre (Clarke Room), 2451 Riverside Drive, starting at 7:30pm.

Staffed by UNIFOR members, the RA Centre is accessible, has loads of parking and is well serviced by OC Transpo. Tickets for this all-ages event will be $10 per person (kids are free). Tickets are available online (, at the door, or they can be purchased at Metro Music, 695 Bank Street & Octopus Books, 16 Third Avenue (west of Bank).