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$148.50 for Neil Young, Ottawa Folk Fest

Travel Deal for August 10-11, 2013 

vicky vacay deal of the dayWhen you’re an emerging music festival, you need an act that will get you noticed. So much so that people will stop and say, “Whoa.”

That’s what the Ottawa Folk Fest has accomplished for its 2013 edition. A distant second to the Ottawa Bluesfest as far as music celebrations go, the Folk Fest has leapt into prominence with an opening night headlined by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Patti Smith will open the September 4 show at Hog’s Back Park, a beautiful venue south of the city’s downtown.

Young, of course, is the Canadian who has won numerous Grammy and Juno awards for his five-decade career that has landed him in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets to the full five-day festival begin at $148.50. Purchasing a five-day pass is the only way to see the Young concert because single-day tickets for the opening-night show are sold out. Other acts at the music fest include Ottawa-based Amos the Transparent, an outstanding act that is poised to break out beyond the Capital Region, Emmylou Harris, the Sheepdogs, and Beth Orton. The festival runs from September 4-8. Hunts Down Obama Cookies in Ottawa

Before or after the Folk Fest, you’ll want to satiate your craving for something sweet, which is why you do what the most powerful man in the world does when he’s in Ottawa — you head straight for Le Moulin De Provence in the Byward Market.

The bakery served US President Barack Obama sugar cookies, which were immediately dubbed Obama cookies. Deputy Editor Rod Charles has been among the visitors who dropped into the bakery to purchase the cookie just as Obama did, when he flashed a $20 bill on a 2011 visit to Canada’s capital.

Charles writes: “Le Moulin de Provence general manager Alice Gonzalez says, ‘The recipe hasn’t changed, and we don’t want to change it. We decided to keep it that way. It’s the same cookie that the president purchased. It’s a unique product, the customers get the same recipe every time.’

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To purchase your Ottawa Folk Fest tickets: Visit Capital Tickets online or call 1-877-788-3267 (toll free).

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