The Ghost Lights
The Ghost Lights (Robin Hodge & Zoe Towne) keep the Magic Machine in perfect Harmony! But will the best friendship forever survive being the dual heads of the Prom Committee?
That's a solid maybe.
Ottawa’s own Kim Valentine, plant mother and lover of bees, has been making art of all kinds for over half a decade.
In her Centretown studio lovingly dubbed The Artery, Kim used oil paints to create pieces that have been displayed at local venues such as Carben, Wilf and Ada’s, The Tea Party Cafe and others.
Recently, Kim has been exploring fibre arts, including feminine-inspired pieces she lovingly calls Woolvas. Dodging the quick paws of her two curious cats, Kim uses wool to show the natural beauty of all women everywhere.
Check out more Kim here!
Jumpin' Joel Flash & The Magic Machine
It's the namesake of the party! The owners of the website! Ottawa's own Country/Folk/Theatre outfit is eight pieces of pure melodic nonsense.
Check out the new tunes here, and learn more about this mega-fun party-in-a-band here!
Scary Bear Soundtrack
It’s Ottawa’s own Indie synth-pop / shoegaze / dream-pop project with a no-pop ethos! The not-so-scary musical works of Gloria Guns are going to make you wanna dance and smile… maybe both at the same time!
Why not listen in before Prom yeah? Have a pre-party!
Check them out here.
Death Metal Witch.
An “Instrumental catastrophe from Ottawa”!! Former host of the Tea Party Cafe Open Mic, Death Metal Witch plays instrumental guitar in ways that will make your brain go WHAAATTTT?
Capital Tease Burlesque
Thought it was just going to be bands, yeah? WELL WE GOT DANCING TOO!
Capital Tease is Ottawa's most sought after burlesque entertainment troupe! From silly to sultry; sophisticated to scandalous; elegant to erotic, these dancing pros will make you scream with their awe-inspiring stage presence!!! Check them out on their website, and dig the dancers below!!
Bytowne's Blonde Bombshell, Bella Barecatt is a proud member of Capital Tease and board member of the Capital Burlesque Expo. Bella is an international performer who's travelled across Canada and even performed on the stages of Paris, France. She's known for her killer curves, and her warm and inviting acts. She'll leave you begging for more Barecatt!
Koston Kreme, the head of Capital Tease Burlesque, has been twirling hoops and tassels since 2007. This producer, instructor, costume maker has the art of burlesque down to a tease!
You don't want to miss the girl with the hips that go bump in the night!
Known as the hip-swinging fox with the fiery locks, Randi Rouge is the director of the Rouge Studio of Dance and is an Ottawa-based performer, instructor and model. Randi is known for her upbeat burlesque numbers and her incredible dance moves! She is an accomplished international performer having made appearances all over Canada and the United States including the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2017 and The Empire Festival in New York State in 2018.
Sassy Muffin is a vivacious, voluptuous, and sometimes vulgar, burlesque performer and MC, known for her comedic and campy take on the classic art form. She has been performing in Ottawa since 2010.
A public servant by day, Sassy is also a dance teacher and motivational speaker! She instills confidence and sass in her students, while teaching bumps, grinds and body positivity.
While enjoying the singing and the dancing, you can also meander through The Promenade, a funky bazaar of Prom-tacular proportions! This all-local, all-community, all-artistic pop-up is guaranteed to make you new friends and fill you up with local love!
This Prom COULD NOT HAPPEN without the support of these great folks! Check them out below, and watch for more to be added before Prom!
C&C Coffee House
Craig and Creggan make up the coffee powerhouse duo that is C&C Coffee House!
For many years, these two helped develop the specialty coffee scene within many cafes and restaurants around Ottawa with 2x the unmatched passion for the craft and service of coffee, other delicious beverages, and baked goods.
Now, they are excited to take the reins of their own destiny and begin serving it up C&C style at events and pop-ups around the region with the goal of opening a local shop in the future.
Join them at their first official C&C pop-up on the PROMenade and get your java jive on! (decaf, teas, and dairy alternatives also available).
Capital Rehearsal Studios
Capital Rehearsal Studios is a fully equipped rehearsal space right in the City Centre! featuring 15 practice rooms, each equipped with a back line of 800 watt+ PA, monitors, basic 5 pc drum kit, guitar amp and bass amp. Mics, cymbals and other gear is available for use at no extra charge!
Check them out here!
CKCU 93.1 FM
On November 14, 1975, Canadian radio history was made. When the strains of Joni Mitchell’s 'You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio' transmitted over the airwaves at 93.1 FM, CKCU became the first campus-based community radio station in Canada!
In the ensuing years, CKCU has continued to be a pioneer in community broadcasting, carrying out our mandate of providing an alternative to commercial radio and the CBC as a voice for the many Ottawa communities not served by the mainstream media.
Learn more by poking here!
Creativision is made up of a collective of human beings who are all about challenging status quo, creating memorable and shareable experiences in creative ways, challenging human behaviour, and who just want to forget about the boxes.
Creativision employs film makers, photographers, designers, marketers, social media experts, artists, writers, psychologists, educators, and so many more.
If you're looking for something a little bit different and want to set stuff on fire, you have found it.
Community, creativity, and collisions are what Makerspace is built on.
More than just a cool space, we provide opportunities for people to learn, experience something new, meet and work with like-minded creators, and find unexpected collaborations in an environment with a supportive community that is happy to share ideas and resources and celebrate wins.
Ottawa Beat is a monthly music culture and industry newspaper covering the National Capital region’s thriving music scene. Here at Ottawa Beat, we hold that music is the pulse of culture and that the beat is stronger than ever in Ottawa. We strive to be a real-world source for music industry news and opportunity here in Canada’s capital.
Ottawa has always had a rich cultural, especially musical, scene. We aim to talk about it with one voice. We want to talk about the past, present, and future of music. We want to talk about the issues, good or bad, that affect our city and our scene. We hope to create something reflective of the diversity in Ottawa’s music scene, in both content and contributors, and will strive to keep getting better at representing all of the cool things happening here.
Check them out here!
Ottawa Music Industry Coalition
The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) is dedicated to making Ottawa a great place to play music, work in the music industry, and be a music fan!
OMIC is a member-based non-profit organization that works to grow the local music industry for the benefit of our members and the city as a whole. We are committed to bringing together artists, music businesses, venues, festivals and local businesses together to work towards common goals.
Learn more by poking here!
PANASKINCARE combines all natural, vegan plant based products with CBD, to provide a high end skin care experience, without the high!
Nurse Maddie Brown will be on hand to provide information based on peoples specific health concerns, or answer any questions you have about navigating the tricky world of medical cannabis!
THERE WILL BE NO MARIJUANA SOLD OR OFFERED HERE. Don’t ask.
TevSound is an independent production company & home recording studio, owned and operated by producer Tev Bourque. Tev has worked with artists such as John Carroll, Birdie Whyte, Amanda Lowe, as well as a certain Joel Flash. ;)
With tailored services, close attention to detail, and a craftsman’s approach, Tev treats every project with diligence and care. Tev Sound provides personalized audio services to artists, musicians, local businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs, in Ottawa and across the world. Whatever your project goals, Tev can make it sound great.
The A.V Club
The Audiovisuals Club is dedicated to research and development of all the best ways to entertain! Understanding that atmosphere is key to the immersive experience of any party, this happy crew is ready to WOW you with some great visuals to go along with this event’s marvelous soundtrack!!
After being introduced to the stage in Kanata Theatre's 2003 production of The Snow Ball, Kendrick has contributed to the staging of over 30 productions as an actor, set construction/painter, lighting assistant, sound designer, choreographer, and creator of special effects.
Part of the lighting team at Barnstorm for the past 3 years, he has expanded his repertoire to include live music and other "less rehearsed" events.
He is grateful to live in a community with so many talented and creative people who provide opportunities to collaborate, learn, and who present new challenges that allow the arts community to grow and flourish.
visual Artist/Mad Scientist
Craig Macleod is a passionate promoter, artist and music enthusiast. In 2013 Craig initiated Psyllabus (music, artistic performances and events) to begin throwing fun and unique music events with a whole crew of talented artists / friends in Ottawa.
Since that first event, Psyhaven to the present, with this city's longest running monthly psytrance event Altered State, Craig has honed his skills in atmospheric, graphic, sound and video design. Now, event director for Altered Forest, Ottawa’s electronic music, art & adventure summer festival, his skill set now extends further. Management, social media and advertising solutions, branding and website design, his book of spells continues to grow with every event! Please do drop this A/V nerd a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Craig by poking here!
Justin Ouimet is a graphic artist/animator that loves music just as much as he loves to draw. Justin most recently worked on Season 3 of HBO’s Animals, and is currently working with clients across Canada on several marketing projects.
Justin graduated from the University of St-Boniface’s Multimedia Communication program, where he learned techniques in animation, audio engineering and film production. If you are in need of his skills for an upcoming event, or marketing needs for your business, please email him at email@example.com
Jason started out as a musician but became interested in audio and event production. Over the past 20 years, he has worked at various clubs and festivals in town.
The last few years have seen him doing audio for various musical theatre productions including Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rocky Horror Show, Romantic Poetry, Little Shop of Horrors, and Crybaby, as well as being the audio tech for the Canadian touring company of Menopause the Musical.
He also does location and post production audio for film and video. He still makes music and currently performs regularly with Fiddlehead Soup.
Check it out here!