The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street, Byward Market/ Ottawa

8 PM SCHOOL HOUSE School House is an indie trio from Ottawa, Canada that combines acoustic elements with contemporary melodies to produce a unique blend of folk, pop, and rock. After moving in together and finding a box of old clothes and newspaper clippings in the attic, the three friends discovered that their new home was in fact a 100+ year old school house — inspiring the name. The building has become the inspirational epicentre of their music as they write, record, and produce everything within its four walls. Driven by a desire to tell compelling stories, their songs combine feelings of nostalgia and daily conflicts to bring a wise, yet youthful perspective to the Canadian folk scene. The band is excited to release their debut album in early 2023.

9:30 PM THE LIONYLS The Lionyls are a four-piece Rock & Soul outfit based in Ottawa, Canada with an unmistakable sound and ability to make their audiences move. Inspired by rhythm & blues, funk, soul, and rock & roll traditions, they have crafted an organic sound that is both timeless and current, raw and refined. The band combines elements from many different genres to create songs that transcend social and cultural barriers and connect people from all walks of life.