December 29, 2015

TD Place, Lansdowne new home to Ottawa’s top concerts

The revitalization of Lansdowne Park and TD Place has given Ottawa a new favourite entertainment district.


In a recent Ottawa Sun article by Aeden Helmer, three of the city’s top 10 concerts of 2015 were among the long list of great events that took place at TD Place and Lansdowne this year.

Living legend Van Morrison’s performance at this summer’s CityFolk ranked number two in 2015. The 70-year old classic rock star was the highlight of Lansdowne’s first music festival since it’s redevelopment.

Another CityFolk act made the top 10, as Chicago indie group Wilco closed out the summer concert series with a gem. Long known as one the best live bands still on tour, they did not disappoint and capped off  the five-day festival with an outstanding performance.   

Of course, AC/DC’s stop at TD Place on their Rock or Bust Tour made the list. Close to 30,000 fans invaded The Stadium to get thunderstruck by these Aussie rockers. Ottawa’s biggest concert since The Rolling Stones played here in 2005 was part of an epic 170 hours at TD Place as Ottawa Fury FC, the Ottawa REDBLACKS and AC/DC all played at the venue in less than a week.

Sam Roberts and the free CUPE concert in The Arena at TD Place also received an honourable mention in the article. The Montreal rockers were joined by fellow Canadians Amanda Rheaume and Matt Mays in November.

With winter finally arriving, the exciting events at TD Place move inside and into the cozy confines of The Arena. Crackin-Up the Capital is back! February 6 is Comedy Night in Canada and it’s live in The Arena at TD Place. Comedians Jessica Holmes, Big Daddy Tazz and more will headline this hilarious evening of entertainment. Get your tickets here.

Next up at TD Place is a sporting event as Canadian as donuts and coffee, the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier takes over The Arena March 5-13. The 12-team round-robin competition will feature 11 provincial/territorial champions, along with the reigning champion Team Canada squad, Pat Simmons and his team from Calgary, AB. Great seats are still available for the tournament here.   

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Heading into April and May TD Place will host four shows in under three months. Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Johnny Reid brings his “What Love Is All About” tour to the downtown entertainment venue Saturday, March 26, 2016. Tickets are available here.

A week later, chart-topping alternative artists twenty one pilots will bring their mix of hip-hop, electronic and indie-style sound to The Arena at TD Place on April 1 at 8 p.m. These musicians are no joke and know how put on a great show. Get your tickets here, while you can.

TD Place’s pre-summer lineup concludes with two shows drawing a lot of buzz. World-renowned artists The Piano Guys will play their catalogue of wildly popular hits including “Jurassic Park Theme – 65 Million Years in the Making”, One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful” (5 Piano Guys, 1 Piano), and their reinvention of the hit song “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. The show is scheduled for May 14 at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here.

Country music sensations Gord Bamford and Joe Nichols head into TD Place on their Country Certified Tour. These two Canadian stars have multiple Billboard hits and bring them to Ottawa on May 21 at 8 p.m. Great seats are still available here.

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