The National Arts Centre, Elgin St., Ottawa, ON
The Canada Via Music Project (CVM) and Redleaf Music are throwing a party to celebrate a decade of live music aboard VIA Rail. For the last 10 years, VIA Rail has been quietly supporting Canadian musicians through their Artist on Board program, making it possible for musicians to travel this vast land in exchange for a peek inside their suitcase full of songs.
Music from the Red Bar Car celebrates a decade of Via Rail's on-board entertainment program. Join us for an evening of songs and stories, aptly named after the recreation car where passengers and musicians gather as they travel by rail between Montreal and Halifax. A musical sampler of sorts, the evening will feature three sets of Canadian troubadours who bring a unique approach to the roll and ruckus of performing on a train. Engaging storytellers and accomplished musicians, each act brings the audience along for the ride.
Proceeds from a limited edition poster sales will raise funds for ArtsCan Circle, a charity dedicated to supporting the arts among Indigenous youth in northern communities