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RESERVING TICKETS FOR FREE SHOWS – HOW COME?

Dear Jazz Friends,

I’m sure you know about our 2021 summer festival “The Spirit’s in the Sound” launching in August. The festival has two components and I want to explain them to you.

The TD Summer Virtual Festival is our paid, virtual series, and to access it, you have to buy a ticket, well worth it, I might add!  This virtual series is to be enjoyed from your home, cottage, backporch, etc. and you can continue to access it beyond the date of the broadcast (August 19 to 22).

The second event we’re offering is our live, in-person concert series called OLG Free the Jazz and takes place at several venues around Ottawa. This series, although free of charge, is also ticketed and you will need to “reserve” a ticket in advance.

The Getaway Jazz Experience is our third series and takes place at Moore Farm in Gatineau. Reservations are also required for these shows.

PLEASE CHECK BACK AS THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES MAY CHANGE 

Why do you need to reserve a ticket? 

Well, according to provincial, Step 3 guidelines, we are still going to need to capture your information for contact tracing. So, if you want to attend in-person, check out which venue the show is at, and see below for the appropriate way to reserve your "ticket".


Confederation Park in-person shows.

There will be a box office at the gate. The gate is where all the balloons are! You can get your “free” ticket at the box office there but we prefer if you arrive with your reservation from our website ahead of time.

This event is gated. You’ll arrive, your ticket (printed, or on your phone) will be scanned, you’ll be permitted inside the gated area once you read the COVID questionnaire and answer “no” to the standard questions. You must be masked to enter and remain masked while inside the gated perimeter. We’re allowed to have 250 people inside the fenced in area.

There is a beer/cocktail garden also within the gated perimeter and we’ll be offering table service to 50 people. The tables will be socially distanced and you’ll have to remain seated while inside the garden.

Again, all of these precautions are in compliance with the provincial Step 3 guidelines issued to us in order to have you as our guests for our “free” in-person concerts in Confederation Park. There is going to be a lot of great music to enjoy!

We ask you to review the other protocols for the other venues that are hosting the other ‘free’ concerts under the banner of “The Spirit’s in the Sound”. See the table below for specific venue information.

Please stay safe and please enjoy the shows!
Catherine O'Grady
Executive Producer

 

OLG Free The Jazz Venues

Venue Reservation Method
Confederation Park Please reserve your free tickets through our website below or at the box office onsite. Contact tracing information required for each attendee will be taken at checkout. Please bring your own chair as no seating will be provided.
To cancel reservations please email contact@ottawajazzfestival.com
No dogs or outside alcohol is permitted in Confederaion Park
Please note: Due to some “ticket” holders not attending a performance, RUSH seating may be available 10 minutes before the show at the door.
National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage Due to limited capacity, we recommend advanced reservation of your free tickets through our website below. Contact tracing information required for each attendee will be taken at checkout.
To cancel reservations please email contact@ottawajazzfestival.com
Please note: Due to some “ticket” holders not attending performances, RUSH seating may be available 10 minutes before the show at the door.
LIVE! on Elgin Please contact Jon Evenchick (jon@liveonelgin.com) to reserve a table (7 tables, 5 persons per table).
Irene's Pub Please contact Aislinn Calvert (events@irenespub.ca) to reserve a table (14 tables, 2, 3, 4 persons per table).
Gigspace Reserve free tickets at https://www.gigspace.ca
The Shed - Sparks Street This is a busking event. No reservation is required, just come down and enjoy the music!

CU3B4

Thursday August 19 @ 1:00pm

Confederation Park Stage

Reserve

BLAKDENIM

Saturday August 21 @ 8:30pm

Irene's Pub

Courage4

Sunday August 22 @ 12:00pm

The Shed on Sparks St.

Moore Farm Getaway Jazz Experience

Venue Reservation Method
Moore Farm Please reserve your free tickets through our website below. Contact tracing information required for each attendee will be taken at checkout.
To cancel reservations please email contact@ottawajazzfestival.com
Please note: Due to some “ticket” holders not attending a performances, RUSH seating may be available 10 minutes before the show at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: Chairs are provided at Moore Farm, no need to bring your own!