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Wooden Terrace Series

Music Summer events

Spend your night with us under the stars as inspirational artists share their musical visions of culture, identity and tradition. Access our terrace directly from Elgin Street, the canal, or the Mackenzie King Bridge and take in the best free beats offered in Ottawa this summer.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Upcoming events

  1. Flávia Nascimento joins Tio Chorinho, Canada’s first ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music. Tio Chorinho is known for their unique … read more

  2. Rooted in jazz and blues, Moneka Arabic Jazz draws from bandleader Ahmed Moneka’s Afro-Iraqi heritage and his recent experiences in Toronto’s own … read more

  3. VILDÁ is an original blend of indigenous Sámi yoiks, grooving rhythms and improvisation. Inspiration has been sought from Sámi people's … read more

  4. Aysanabee is an Oji-Cree singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who uses folk, soul, and alt-pop to tell stories about his life, his lived experience, … read more

  5. Descended from a lineage of Malian griots, Djely Tapa offers a repertory suspended between Sahelian, blues and electro atmospheres. In a reflection of her own … read more

  6. Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, JUNO-Award winning OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global … read more

  7. Whether on the street, the stage or in the studio, for Amai Kuda et Les Bois, music is about healing – the healing of the earth, our ancestors and ourselves. … read more

  8. As an award-winning singer, teacher of voice, and meditation, Aviva Chernick brings movement, song, and story to every offering. Aviva sings in Hebrew, Ladino, and … read more