We are excited to unveil the highly anticipated lineup for this year’s Musical Mondays! Once again, we will be hosting all concerts on our picturesque outdoor stage.
After carefully considering the valuable feedback we received from our community survey, we have made some exciting changes for this year’s series. First and foremost, we are delighted to announce that all concerts will be free for children and all students. While most events require tickets, our kids show will be completely free (thanks to the generous support of Les Serres Bourgeons). Additionally, the Hampsey’s House Party concert will operate on a voluntary contribution basis on the night of the event, ensuring everyone can attend. In making these changes our objective is to foster inclusivity and accessibility for all individuals.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Municipality of La Pêche, MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais, the Moulin Wakefield Mill, and all other sponsors who have played a vital role in making this series possible. We are immensely grateful for their support.
We look forward to welcoming you this summer for an unforgettable musical experience!
JUNE 26th – SHANNON ROSS
Shannon Ross is a musician and songwriter from Wakefield, Quebec, who writes imagistic psychedelic alt-rock
songs that dig into life’s bright, dark, funny and tender places.
Her musical style is influenced by a wide range of rock, alternative, and R&B artists—from Joy Division, J.
Mascis, and Hole to Kurt Vile, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Land of Talk, and many others from Canada and
around the world.
Her live performances, whether solo, duet, trio or full-band, are intense and guitar-based.
JULY 3RD – LE DIABLE À CINQ
le Diable à Cinq is a group of five multi-instrumentalists native to Ripon, in the Outaouais region, whose main mission is to revive the festive evenings in which its members grew up. le Diable à Cinq is also a family story, with three brothers, a cousin, and a friend who share the stage with remarkable complicity. Displaying explosive energy and stage presence, le Diable à Cinq embrace the night with the sound of energetic, warm, and decidedly unifying music.
JULY 10th – LYLE ODJICK & THE NORTHERN STEAM
Originating from the Algonquin reservation of Kitigan Zibi, QC, now based in Ottawa, ON, Lyle Odjick went from living in a small town with very little exposure to blues or live music to teaching himself harmonica, starting his own blues band and eventually earning a nomination in the Canada wide Maple Blues Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2022.
What began as a Chicago blues cover band with a fat swinging rhythm section and a harmonica wielding front man has evolved into a high energy blues-rock band with their own foot stomping sound. The release of debut album “Through The Rain” in 2022 was met with North American wide radio play landing in The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Canadian Albums at #6 in its third week on the charts. In the blink of an eye Odjick went from strumming in a small town to opening for heavy hitting acts such as Colin James, Randy Bachman, Monkeyjunk and Paul Reddick.
JULY 17TH – WAKED UP
JULY 31ST – Hampsey’s House Party
VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION ON NIGHT OF EVENT
AUGUST 7TH – SWING FEVER!
The group plays exhilarating good time dance music that was especially popular during the 1920’s through the 1940’s. Called acoustic swing or Hot Jazz, it was popularized by Django Reinhardt, Stephan Grappelli, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong among many other recording artists of what has become known as the Swing era.
Gelena Nekrasova – Violin
Iv Jovic – Acoustic guitar
Bret Cervenka – Bass
David Scobie – Hollow body electric guitar
Brian Dubbeldam – Vox / Acoustic guitar
AUGUST 14TH – THE CASPIAN ENSEMBLE
The Caspian Ensemble is a string ensemble made up of local musicians that specializes in music by Middle Eastern composers. Come saunter along the Silk Road with an evening of melodies and grooves from Iran, Sri Lanka and Armenia.
AUGUST 28TH – ESMERINE
Although Esmerine’s roots can be traced back to post rock, they’re essentially rewriting the classical rule book as they go along. Whilst they can be minimal in their approach, their influences are far reaching. There’s elements of baroque, neo-classical, rock, drone, Eastern European and Anatolian folk and plenty more besides jostling for room, sometimes within the space of a single composition. Yet, somehow they utilize all these influences and still manage to make remarkably sparse and moving music. Come see these multi Juno-winning Wakefielders in action on their own Turf!