The annual People's Festival this past weekend (August 4 to 6) in Kanata, Ontario featured Caribbean, reggae and Latin musicians as well as local folk artists like Nathan Bishop and Mike Yates.
The festival, which took place in a suburb just outside the nation's capital, supports up and coming musicians, with proceeds going to United Way.
In between musical performances, fashion shows, modeling contests and dance performances took place.
Festival goers should keep an ear out for Bishop, who is known for his popular Celtic band, Celtae. Bishop is currently recording his first debut release on 407 Records.
At the People's Festival, Bishop showcased his solo folk and alternative music on Sunday, August 6 at 1pm.
"It's a great opportunity to show people this side of me. Lots of people in Ottawa know my Celtic band, Celtae, but not as many have had the chance to see me in this light," says Bishop.
The People's Festival will kick off Bishop's "Lost in Babylon" tour, which includes stops in Halifax, Lunenburg, Montreal and Ottawa, as well as two U.S. stops in Providence, RI and New York, NY.
For more information about the People's Festival, go to www.thepeoplefestival.com. To check out Nathan Bishop, go to www.nathanbishop.com.
Writer: Aysha Raad Gil