Kathleen takes you on a tour of her favourite hotspots in and around Ottawa, including Quitters Coffee, the coffee shop she owns in Stittsville, ON.
The Ottawa 2017 Juno Host Committee presents “Ottawa as a Music City”, Friday, March 31st, 2017 at Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards. This engaging panel discussion, moderated by CBC Ottawa’s Giacomo Panico, will feature diverse speakers including Amy Terrill, Executive Vice President of Music Canada, Emmanuelle Hébert (Conseillère aux industries culturelles et créatives, Service de la culture Ville de Montréal), Kelly Symes (General Manager – Festival of Small Halls Ontario), artist/entrepreneur Kathleen Edwards (Quitters Coffee) and Lixar ‘s Shelley Fraser – advocates for the role that music industries can play in building sustainable, vibrant cities.
03.31 @ Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
10:00AM – More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320717421659752/
With special guests The Strumbellas, MC Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman, this year’s Canada Reads winning panellist and more! Kathleen joins host Tom Power to share favourite Ottawa memories and the songs that evoke them.
03.30 @ Bronson Centre Theatre, Ottawa
7:00PM – Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1432274
Excited to announce that Kathleen will be performing LIVE in Ottawa this Sunday, March 19th, as part of Rogers Hometown Hockey! Join us at Aberdeen Pavilion for the FREE concert or tune in to Sportsnet to catch the performance!
03.19 @ Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa
For more details visit: www.hometownhockey.com
Two of Canada’s favourite pastimes, hockey and music, come together for an all-out clash of the titans during JUNO Cup 2017 Presented by TD. A celebrity hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. A fun time for the whole family, NHL Greats compete with Canadian artists and celebrities for bragging rights on the ice!
Proceeds benefit MusiCounts, www.musicounts.ca.
For details & Tickets visit: www.junoawards.ca
We regret to inform you that Kathleen’s US tour dates with DAWES have been cancelled. Earlier Kathleen posted the following message to fans on socials;
Sorry to say I’m not opening the previously announced shows with Dawes. Hope you understand. Last minute hiccups happen.
Upcoming shows listed: http://kathleenedwards.com/shows
National Arts Centre/Centre national des Arts Presents
as part of Petr Cancura’s Crossroads Series
November 24, 7:30 PM
Tickets from $35
On sale June 21 at 10 AM
Fans have access to the best seats in the house using promo code JAZZ1617 starting now for the rest of the weekend. Link: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/14566
– Team KE xo
NEW SHOWS! Excited to announce that Kathleen will be joining Dawes for a handful of dates this summer.
07.13.16 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
07.15.16 Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
07.16.16 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
07.17.16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Pre-sale tomorrow via dawestheband.com General on-sale Friday 04.15…details to follow.
Congratulations to Kathleen and the staff at Quitters Coffee as they recently celebrated their first year in business!
(above credit: Dave Chan for the Toronto Star, 2014)
Kathleen will be joining Luke Doucet (Whitehorse) and Joel Plaskett as part of the All-Star lineup at the Edmonton Interstellar Rodeo on Sunday July 26th, 2015.
Interstellar Rodeo, only its fourth year, has fostered a tight-knit community of local business partners, proud volunteers and Alberta’s strongest music champions, who have worked with festival producers Six Shooter Records to build an event that reflects the city’s Can Do spirit.
Tickets can be purchased here
All ages. For details, visit: http://interstellarrodeo.com/edmonton/
Just announced! Kathleen will be joining Gordon Lightfoot, Martha Wainwright, Basia Bulat, Gregory Alan Isakov, Dinner Belles and more at the GREENBELT HARVEST PICNIC on Saturday August 29, 2015.
The festival is situated in the beautiful Christie Lakes Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario. The event is in celebration of environmental conservation and the ‘eat-local’ movement, and will feature a farmers market, horticultural workshops, art vendors and more.
Early bird tickets on sale Saturday, November 29. Click HERE
All ages. For details, visit: www.harvestpicnic.ca
Kathleen will be joining The Jim Cuddy Band and Autumn Cannon in Ottawa for CUPE’s annual “Rock For Public Services” concert – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, at the new TD Place. FREE FOR EVERYONE. Doors 6:30pm.
The show is a fundraiser for Youth Mental Health Services @ The Royal Ottawa.
For details, visit the show page HERE
Date: Monday, August 18
Venue: Ottawa Art Gallery – 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Kathleen will be speaking at The Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d’art d’Ottawa to help kick off the Arboretum Arts Festival. She will be on a panel discussing “Why I left Ottawa” with Remi Thériault, Olivier Fairfield, and Emmanuel Sayer.
To open the festival, the panel will address Ottawa’s penchant for creating and nurturing a vast pool of artists, that traditionally have left for larger cultural centres. Over the last decade, this trend has receded somewhat, and the panel of notable local artists will discuss reasons why they may have left, contemplated leaving, moved here, or stuck it out.
Stunning performance by Kathleen in front of a spellbound crowd at Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Photo Credit: Andre Gagne ℅ Ottawa Jazz Festival
Kathleen will be joined by the lovely Donovan Woods and Jon Hynes for her performance at the Ottawa Jazz Festival on Sunday. Catch this special performance at 7:30pm on the Laurier Avenue Canadian Music Stage. There are still a few tickets available from here.
Photo credit: instagram/kittythefool
For those of you who didn’t make it along to the inaugural Pickers’ Cup “Tournival” earlier this month, we’ve got a couple of snapshots of Kathleen’s set.
Photo Credit: Emily Christie
Kathleen Edwards played In the Dead of Winter festival in Halifax on 25th January 2014.
Kathleen will be playing at The Pickers’ Cup Festival, Saskatchewan’s original tournival. This innovative three day event combines good hockey with good music, and good food. She will be playing a solo set on the main stage on Sunday 16th February, Andy Shauf, Grey Kingdom and Royal Canoe will also be playing that night.
For more details, and to buy tickets, head along here http://www.pickerscup.com/
Kathleen appeared at WFUV’s Holiday Cheer with Iron and Wine, Calexico, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard, Amos Lee and Beth Orton.
Highlights from the show will be broadcast on Monday, December 23rd at Noon and December 25th at 7:30pm.
Check out the review here, and don’t forget to tune in for the highlights!
Kathleen will be appearing with Iron & Wine on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday 11th December 12:35 PM / 11:35 C!
Kathleen featured on WITS this past weekend, with Scott Aukerman, and Eugene Mirman. Expect some colourful language, along with;
Six O’Clock News
All Apologies (Nirvana cover)
Back To Me
Kathleen has just been announced as part of the Shivering Songs festival in Fredericton on 24th January 2014. Curated by local folk-pop group Olympic Symphonium and friends, this festival has a strong emphasis on the songwriting craft and annually features an array of East Coast artists as well as songwriters, musicians and storytellers from all over North America. Highlights alongside the headlining performances at downtown’s Wilmot United Church include the always popular Songwriter’s Circle and the hootenanny known as the Bluegrass Brunch at the Boyce Farmer’s Market. Music fans of all ages will find something to embrace at Shivering Songs.
She will also be performing at In The Dead of Winter in Halifax on 25th January 2014. The festival aims to bring a diverse group of acoustic musicians together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional environment. It is of particular importance to the festival to not only celebrate the excellence of our musicians but to also provide venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience.
The In the Dead of Winter Music Festival is organized by a small group of musicians and event producers. The festival was founded by Heather Gibson with Halifax musicians Jill Barber, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, and Amelia Curran.
For more details on either show, follow this link.
The ninth annual Holiday Cheer for FUV concert will bring an evening of collaboration to the Beacon Theatre: Iron & Wine and Friends, featuring Tucson-based Calexico as house band for a one-time evening of song and camaraderie. The show will take place Tuesday, December 10th at 8 p.m. and will benefit WFUV, New York’s musically innovative public radio station. Joining them will be songwriter/performer Nick Lowe, vocalist/guitarist Glen Hansard, singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, plus other artists to be announced.
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery is pleased to partner with War Child for a very special benefit on Friday, November 29th, 2013. This festive evening will feature an intimate performance by multiple award winning artist Tom Cochrane, joined by special guest Kathleen Edwards, and culinary delights created by Celebrity Chefs Anna and Michael Olson (Platinum Package) and Jackson-Triggs Estate Chef Tim Mackiddie (Gold and Silver Package). The evening will also include a short speech by Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child Canada, as well as a live and silent auction.
All proceeds from the event will go to support War Child, an internationally-recognized charity that provides humanitarian assistance to war-affected children in some of the most devastated regions of the world.
For Tickets CLICK HERE
We are thrilled to share that Kathleen will be returning to WITS public radio for the live show at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN on NOV. 7, 2013. Kathleen will be featured as the musical guest for this episode of Wits, alongside guests Scott Aukerman and Eugene Mirman.
For details and tickets visit the WITS website or Kathleen’s SHOWS page.
Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives. Wits mixes improv, sketch comedy, conversation, music and genuine beauty in a program praised as “one of the rare public radio comedy shows that’s actually funny” (Huffington Post). Find the podcast in iTunes or go to witsradio.org.
Friday 1st November from 7pm (reception starts at 5.45). This is a great chance to check out some of Ottawa’s hottest jazz artists in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Tickets are just $20 and include a glass of wine, or a non-alcoholic drink and tapas before the show, and tea and coffee after it.
Kathleen is playing at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. in Vankleek Hill, Ontario on 4th October. Doors open at 4, and Kathleen is on at 10. Leaving a whole lot of time for beer, lederhosen, and sausages. Head on over to the website to find out how to get involved.
Anyone living in Ottawa? Kathleen will be hosting the first Casual Friday concert of the 2013/14 series with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. The show is on Friday 1st November from 7pm (reception starts at 5.45). This is a great chance to check out some of Ottawa’s hottest jazz artists in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Tickets are just $20 and include a glass of wine, or a non-alcoholic drink and tapas before the show, and tea and coffee after it. Check out the website for more information, and buy your ticket here
Kathleen is co-hosting the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Awards with Shad September 23.
Stream the Polaris Music Prize Gala live on AUX TV TONIGHT! (click on link)
Starting with the pre-show at 7pm EST and the Gala at 8pm EST, catch live performances, surprise appearances, and more during our stream of Canada’s most prestigious music award. This year’s short list features albums from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Zaki Ibrahim, Metric, Metz, Purity Ring, Colin Stetson, Tegan and Sara, a Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, and Young Galaxy.
Kathleen and her band will be headlining the OAKVILLE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL on FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd, in Oakville, Ontario (40 mins west of Toronto). The festival is FREE and open to ALL AGES.
For more info, visit: www.oakvillewaterfrontfestival.ca
Tune into CBC Radio’s “Ottawa Morning” show this Friday, May 17, as Kathleen takes over hosting the airwaves for the special edition of Freaky Fridays
Make sure you set your dials to 91.5 FM to hear all the fun. Kathleen will be hosting between 7:30-8:30 a.m. in front of a live studio audience.
If you’re not familiar with Freaky Fridays – here’s a synopsis: This spring Robyn Bresnahan, host of Ottawa Morning, started changing places with various people in the city. It started with Reverend Bailey from Parkdale United Church. The following week she was Mayor for a day. Following that, a principal. Then the lead trumpet in the NAC Orchestra. In return for letting her spend a day in their lives, Robyn let all of them spend a Friday morning in her hosting chair.
Kathleen is performing a handful of summer festivals this summer in Canada. Announced so far:
May 25, 2013 – Toronto, ON @ CBC Music Fest (w/ Of Monsters and Men, Sam Roberts Band, and more!)
July 5, 2013 – Orillia, ON @ Mariposa Folk Festival
August 16, 2013 – Georgian Bay, ON @ Summerfolk Festival
Check out the SHOWS page for tickets info & other details.
More shows to be announced soon!