We are very happy to be partnering up with Blacksheep Inn and CHUO to make the inaugural WuFest happen! WuFest is a weekend-long celebration of local arts, music, and culture, named after one of Ottawa’s most prolific and omnipresent concert photographers, Ming Wu. Through Ming’s blog Photogmusic, he has provided us with a de facto photo essay of the city’s concerts, festivals, and cultural events since 2008. In fact, when I first started Showbox back in 2012, one of the first people to help me out and allow me to post his photos was Ming (since his were way better than my crappy phone pics at the time). Many of us know of Ming as an institution in Ottawa, and his photos really do tell a story. His passion for music and all things local is something that we should all try to aspire towards.
We recognize the importance of this kind of dedication and commitment to our city’s music scene, and are very proud to be a part of WuFest. The fest will consist of two days of festivities on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 (more info below). We will be giving away prize packs every week leading up to the festival, so be sure to try your luck and participate!
Prizes up for grabs…
– a pair (2) tickets to one of the WuFest days of your choice
– A free pass to take the bus up to Blacksheep Inn on the day chosen
– A free copy of an excellent photo taken by Ming Wu, hand-picked by the master himself
Tweet, Instagram, share, or email us the name of your favourite Ottawa band! Be sure to include the hashtag #WuFest2014…. Easy!
Purchase tickets here.
* Bus for both nights leaving the Museum of Nature at 7:30PM and returning after the show. Tickets $10ADV, $12 Door, or $15 for a weekend bracelet. Please follow the Facebook Event to keep up with any updates involving transportation.