Tickets: $15/show | $10 for students
Join us every Friday in the revitalized Fourth Stage, for fun, upbeat concerts in a casual atmosphere. Fridays at the Fourth will feature emerging artists from across Canada as well as local musicians. Come early to grab a drink before the show!
Do you love Canadian music? Save 10% when you create your own package of three or more shows.
A port city is a place where cultures and histories collide, where goods and ideas are imported and absorbed into the local bloodstream. The trio of celebrated Nova Scotian songwriters who now call themselves Port Cities honour that tradition. Their chosen name isn’t just indicative of where they’re from (the harbour hamlet of Cape Breton) but what they do: fuse divergent styles and experiences into a singular roots-rock sound.
Trails is Allie O'Manique, a young, prolific songwriter from Ottawa, Canada who weaves reverb-laden guitars through layers of smoky alto vocals. Trails has enchanted Canadian audiences at festivals such as MEGAPHONO and Arboretum Festival, and supported artists such as Tim Hecker, The Wooden Sky, Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) and The Acorn.
Kelly Sloan is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter with pure and clean vocals, which compliment her personal and earnest songwriting. Her musical influences range from folk to country, while fusing elements of vintage '50s and '60s pop rock. Kelly’s unique delivery brings her sound to life with a continuity of vibration, offering a singular statement of heartfelt expression and honesty.
Born and raised in Manitoba, but steeped in BC, Noah Derksen's songwriting mixes the fortitude of Prairie winters with west coast optimism. On the same bill see Ottawa's rising star Brea Lawrenson. Catapulted not only by her whip-smart songwriting and anthemic choruses, Lawrenson's got the pipes to back it all up.
The Young Novelists craft contemporary folk songs with a roots-rock bite and close harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or The Civil Wars. Their last album "made us strangers" earned them a number of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist and the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.