Cranium Fest 2022 offers the best of Ottawa hip-hop – Apartment613

Are you a fan of hip-hop and R&B music? Looking to kick off the upcoming weekend by discovering some of the rising stars of Canadian music right here in Ottawa?

Then you won’t want to miss the Cranium Art Project’s 4th Annual Cranium Festival from September 29 to October 1!

In addition to its commitment to supporting the music industry in Ottawa and across Canada, the Cranium Art Project also helps ensure the professional development of local artists and helps connect them with music professionals across the country. world.

Cranium also offers support in the fight against systematic discrimination and promotes opportunities for engagement with professional artists and BIPOC grantees.

And what better way for young emerging artists to gain exposure than through the Cranium Festival?

With a lineup of 21 artists and DJs, Cranium Fest will take place over three days in two different locations.

Day 1: Rainbow Bistro – September 29, 7 p.m. (19 and over)

The opening night of the festival kicks off at the Rainbow Bistro. Known for its status as a “live music venue”, the Bistro has become a well-known gathering place for young artists looking to prove what they are made of.

If the bistro’s relaxing ‘chalet’ atmosphere and impressive music room don’t get your musical heart racing, then free entry to Cranium Fest’s opening lineup, hosted by uNATy with music from DJ Velvet , and with performances by artists Reeny Smith, Badda and Dominique Gorley—certainly will!

Day 2: MAC room (Bronson Center) – September 30, 7 p.m. (All ages)

For just $25 general admission, MAC Hall, located at 211 Bronson Ave, has everything a person needs to enjoy Day 2 of Cranium Fest.

Boosted by the MAC Hall sound and light system, this event is hosted by Bobby Brugal and includes music from CircaBeatz.

All in all, this is the perfect venue to showcase performances from Raxx, KG Jay, SLM, FTG Reggie and TwoTiime.

Day 3: Bronson Center Musical Theater – October 1, 6:30 p.m. (19+)

Cranium Fest’s final night is guaranteed to be a star-studded affair with its biggest lineup yet.

Hosted by J Morris, alongside the musical talents of The Kid Gorgeous!, Day 3 features performances from Taapz, EverythingOShauN, Pretty Bulli, J-Soul, Jahkoy, Kofi, Maurice Moore, Jay Worthy, A$AP Twelvyy and Duvy.

And if you’re looking for the full party experience, be sure to consider Cranium Fest’s “All-Access Festival Pass” with After Party admission, for $60.


For full details on times and registration fees, be sure to visit the Cranium Fest Eventbrite page here.

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