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Celebrate CANADA DAY and the nation’s 150th with FREE shows throughout the day on July 1st at the TekSavvy Main Stage at Confederation Park and the Tartan Homes Stage at Marion Dewar Plaza. Here are five new shows added to the lineup.

 Diyet (1PM at Tartan Homes Stage) combines alternative folk, roots, country and traditional aboriginal with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in her indigenous worldview and northern life. She performs as a trio with husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout on guitar and foot percussion and multi-instrumentalist and JUNO award-winning producer, Bob Hamilton.

 Based in Ottawa, The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces Jazz Combo (3PM at Tartan Homes Stage) consists of five of the finest professional military musicians gathered from coast to coast across Canada. Appearing throughout Canada, the U.S, and Europe, under the direction of Sergeant Frederic Paci, the group performs a variety of music from the Big Band and Jazz repertoire.

Taking her stage name from the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, NEFE (4PM at TekSavvy Main Stage) takes her influences from soul-pop artists such as Tracy Chapman and Bruno Mars. Her music has been streamed millions of times and she has currently released her debut EP.

Blue Moon Marquee (5pm – Tartan Homes Stage) is a duo with the energy and sound of a full band performing original compositions. Their songs have a heavy dose of atmosphere and texture with a penchant for poet characters and gritty settings.

Montreal-based orchestral indie pop sensation Groenland (6pm at TekSavvy Main Stage) combine soulful singing and lush string arrangements, with a daring mix of electro and organic instrumentation. Their unique musical universe becomes a lively, sing-along-filled celebration on stage.

See the full schedule.