LiVE 88.5 Presents


 presents two days of live entertainment:

Friday June 15th

4pm - 6pm 

David Taggart (Guitar, Vocals – Rebelle)

A constant presence in the Ottawa music scene and a strong member of the music community in Wakefield, David is a great way to Kick off the weekends live music. Notably you can catch the full band performing at this years Dragon Boat Festival. Rebelle recently released their EP – Hide -  Apple Music:


5pm – 6pm

Kieran Howes (Monkey Rock Music)

As Assistant Director at Monkey Rock Music, Kieran stays constantly active performing and teaching kids the fine art of Rock n Roll. You can often catch Kieran performing at local music spot Brigid’s Well and entertaining at various Royal Oak’s.


6pm - 7pm 

Shaun Francisco

(Singer, Songwriter - Francisco. Vocals, Guitar – Cannons)

A veteran performer, Shaun, with the band Cannons has performed on the Hope Beach stage and toured with likes of Goo Goo Dolls and ZZ Top. Recently focusing on solo work you can check out his recent release under Francisco Music here -


7pm - 9pm 

Arms of the Girl

Carolyn Cote (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), David Cutler (Guitar)

Arms of the Girl is a female-fronted rock 'n' roll band from Ottawa. Together for more than 10 years, Arms delivers bluesy-twangy alt-rock during their high-energy, upbeat performances.


9pm - 10:30pm

Jamie Douglas (Guitar, Vocals)

Long time member of Ottawa’s music community Jamie can be found performing almost every night here in town. From themed open mics to charity gigs to entertaining at pubs, Jamie is one of the most experienced performers when it comes to supplying the tunes to enjoy a cold beer. An perfect performer to end Friday’s Beerfest experience.


Saturday June 16th

11am - 1 pm

Ty Hall (Singer, Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar)

Ty Hall is a singer-songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario who writes and performs in a range of styles from acoustic roots to alternative rock. Ty has several releases to his name with the most recent being 'Nothing But Time', his first full-length record. 'Nothing But Time is now available on CD, vinyl and all major streaming and download platforms. A perfect way to start off Saturday.


1pm - 3pm 

TJ Morrison (Guitar, Vocals)

Playing alongside some of Ottawa’s favorite regularly gigging musicians, TJ has quickly made his mark as a singer, performer and entertainer.  Performing at countless pubs, bars and local venues TJ’s experience will no doubt bring the energy up at Aberdeen.


3pm - 5pm 

Liam Lloyd (Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals)

Lloyd, a native of the Upper Ottawa Valley, released his debut record in 2011. No stranger to the stage, Lloyd has well over a thousand shows under his belt, mostly in-and-around Eastern Ontario. Check out the video for his latest release – The Ghost of Buck Hill.


5pm - 7pm

Eric St-Cyr (Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals)

From teaching, performing solo, full bands, other bands, Eric has and is doing it all. A heavily involved member of Ottawa’s music scene, Eric has been performing week in and week out at any and all local spots that regularly offer live music. His vast experience in entertaining a beer enjoying crowd will be a great way to take us into Saturday evening.

7pm - 9pm

Bytown Lights

Steffany Venneri (Vocals, Keys), Scott Norris (Guitar), Jason Watts (Vocals, Drums)

Bytown Lights is a rock and pop cover band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Covering all your favorite hits spanning genres from Rock to Pop, Disco to R&B, Bytown lights will get you on your feet and keep you dancing all night long. With each member of the band being a music instructor and professional level musician, Bytown lights will bring a polished, incredible sound to the stage on Saturday night.


9pm - 10:30pm

Étoile Noire

Fabien Melanson (Singer, Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar), Justin Trudeau (Guitar, Vocals)

Étoile Noire is a creative bilingual musical duo, together, Fabien Melanson and Justin Trudeau bring a unique grassroots charm, and southern twist.  Influenced by groups such as: Gordon Lightfoot, Steve Earle and The Strokes, their compositions reflect the root-based styles and techniques that produces the organic feel they strive to achieve.




When and Where

Ottawa Beer Fest August 28th & 29th 2020, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
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