With the sun shining bright above Mooney’s Bay, the second day of Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was also arguably one of the most beautiful days of the year. The perfect weather made for excellent racing conditions, as the Dragon Boat teams celebrated with their opening ceremonies. Across the grounds, music lovers were taking advantage of the summery conditions and came to check out some solid Canadian talent.
Browse through the Concert Gallery below featuring The Beaches, Ria Mae, and Mother Mother from the talented Kamara Morozuk, and follow her on Instagram for more of her work. Also, don’t forget to follow Dusty Organ on Instagram for updates and exclusive content throughout the festival.
Alt-rock quartet The Beaches sure know how to rock; the all-girl band from Toronto set the tone Friday evening with an energetic and brilliant live performance. Hammering through tracks from their latest New Heights EP, The Beaches shined on the stage with their catchy hooks and relentless on-stage presence and stamina.
With a guitar in hand, and a drummer at her side, Halifax singer-songwriter Ria Mae charmed the audience at Ottawa Dragon Boat with her rich vocals and catchy pop hits. Her major label self-titled debut came out earlier this year, and Ria Mae continued to solidify her place in the music industry through her stellar performances.
Vancouver alternative pop favourites Mother Mother held nothing back during their performance Friday night at Ottawa Dragon Boat, cranking up the bass and bringing out the dance moves as they played through their biggest hits new and old.