July 26/16 - Long weekend show cancelled - Ottawa ON, The Saturday "John Allaire and friends" show at the Cross on Elgin is cancelled for July 30th. The July 29th weekender show at the same location will go on as usual, 5:30-7:30!
July 6/16 - Avant Garde show - Ottawa ON, Natalie L'amour and John Allaire at Avant Garde July 15th (see poster below for details)
May 26/16 - ALLAIRE SHOW Summer Redux shows announced! - Ottawa ON, While The ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's is off on Summer vacation, you've told us that you can't wait that long! So the Summer Redux series is back up and running for the third year! This year's guests are:
Sat. June 11 - George Stryker
Sat. July 23 - Terry McLeish
Sat. August 20 - Kelly Sloan
All shows are at Patty's Pub - 1186 Bank St. and the run from 9pm-11:30pm! C'mon out and beat the heat!
May 24/16 - Summer residencies: - Ottawa ON, Starting FRIDAY, MAY 27th, (and every FRIDAY of the summer) John will be playing "The Weekender!" at the Cross on Elgin (360 Elgin, upstairs). This'll be from 5:30pm-7:30pm out on the beautiful porch that overlooks historic Elgin St. Covers, singalongs, stories, etc. Great way to kick off the weekend! (weather permitting)
Starting SATURDAY, MAY 28th (and every SATURDAY of the summer) John will be hosting "ALLAIRE and Friends ON ELGIN!" Once again at the Cross on Elgin, I'll be there from 3pm-6pm, playing and asking a few of my musician friends to join me in making summer great in downtown Ottawa! This is either outside or inside, depending on the weather.
May 5/16 - Upcoming Spring outdoor events! - Ottawa ON, This Friday (May 6th) join John on the rooftop patio of The Cross on Elgin (360 Elgin) as he opens the patio season from 6pm-8pm. No cover!, Then Saturday, it's the annual Quinn's Hot Dog Eating Contest and open jam. Bring your appetite and your instrument and let's go! 3pm-5pm Quinn's, 1070 Bank St. Terry McLeish will be releasing his new CD the following Saturday (May 14th) at The ALLAIRE SHOW, so don't miss that one either. It's the last show of the season before the break. Last chance to dance! Of course, there's the Windsor Park Art Festival June 5th at Windsor Park (d-uh) off Riverdale near the Rideau River. John's playing from 2pm-4pm. C'mon down!
Apr 5/16 - ALLAIRE SHOW finishes of it's 5th year! - Ottawa ON, Great guests coming up to finish off the 5th year of the big show! Check it out!
Feb 29/16 - SOLD OUT Westfest All-Stars this Sunday! - Ottawa ON, The Westfest "ALL-STAR" fundraiser promises to be a unique event that you will not soon forget as a thrilling roster of Elaina Martin’s strongest supporters and collaborators come together for an afternoon of jam-packed live music, art, spoken word, craft beer, food, fun & friends!
3 pm to 8 pm on Sunday March 6th, 2016 at the magnificent Orange Art Gallery (290 City Centre) for what will be the event of the season! Hosted by Councilor Jeff Leiper, with back to back live music - including Juno Award Winners Lynn Miles & Holly McNarland + John Allaire, Lynne Hanson, Cody Coyote, Andrew Vincent, Maria Hawkins, Thomas Starwalker Clair, River City Junction, DJ Lakes Distrikt, and Ross & Denis The Bagpipe Djembe Heroes & an amazing performance from the Spoken Word Guru John Akpata!
Jan 4/16 - ALLAIRE SHOW schedule rocks for 2016 - Ottawa ON, The ALLAIRE SHOW schedule is almost full for the Winter/Spring 2016 season, and it has something for everyone! It started off ths past Saturday with John and guests Jeff Tanguay (Life Size Men, The Town Cryers) and guitarist RW Haller
blowing the doors off to a sold out house! Here's who's coming up:
Jan 9 - Jehan Khoorshed
Jan 16 - Steve Stacey
Jan 23 - Slo' Tom
Jan 30 - Kelly Sloan
Feb 6 - Kim and Frank Koren (Hamilton/Dundas)
Feb 13 - Jeff Hagerman
Feb 20 - Jason Andersson (Cooper MacLaren)
Feb 27 - Lynn Jackson (Kitchener)
Mar 5 - Shawn Tavenier (Silver Creek)
Mar 12 - Tony D (JUNO award winner from MonkeyJunk)
Mar 19 - Ray Harris
Mar 26 - Steve Marriner (JUNO award winner from MonkeyJunk)
April 2 - Pat Moore
April 9 - John Carroll
April 16 - RW Haller (Life Size Men)
April 23 - Ryan Cook (Nova Scotia)
April 30 - Murray Kinsley (Maple Blues Award Winner)
May 7 - Open Jam and Quinn's 5th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest!
May 14 - Terry McLeish (Westmeath)
Nov 24/15 - Rock n Roll Hootenanny with the Campistas! - Ottawa ON, Irene's Pub 885 Bank St. This is the Christmas Party you don't want to miss! The Rock n Roll double bill for one low low party price ($10). John Allaire and the Campistas - hot off their CD release and showcase before Wilco at CityFolk this year! And starting the evening, George Stryker and 32 Black Suedes!
All the bases are covered! There will be a seasonal sing-along, gifts for all paying customers, and lots of that rock n roll music! $10 at the door. Don't be late!
Oct 28/15 - "SoS" now available on iTunes - Finally, "South of Solitude" is available for download on iTunes. Just go here and go get it!
Sep. 27/15 - New line-up for Season 5 of the ALLAIRE SHOW! - The ALLAIRE SHOW at Quinn's Ale House is a singer/songwriter matinee series held weekly. It's from 3pm-5pm every Saturday at Quinn's (1070 Bank St. near Sunnyside in Ottawa) and feature John with a diferent songwriter each week! C'mon down and sing along! See the "Shows" page for details/listings.
Sep. 17/15 - South of Solitude ships today! - John's new album "South of Solitude" (Flat and Black Records) ships today! Come see him at CityFolk/Marvest Friday night at the Wild Oat 817 Bank St. 11pm and Sunday night 7pm Aberdeen Pavillion Lansdown Park! Go to the STORE to pick up a copy today!!
Aug 18/15 - South of Solitude Pre-order starts today! - Save on the new album by John Allaire by pre-ordering today! The album will ship September 16, 2015 with an official release date of September 18th! Go to the Store to pre-order!
Aug 12/15 - The "Two Johns" close out the Summer - John and his good pal John Carroll will try and eke out the last rays of Summer with a show on Sat. Aug 29 at Patty's Pub - 1186 Bank. 9pm start!
Aug 12/15 - Southern Ontario, here we come! - John will be taking copies of his new album "South of Solitude" down to Oakville, Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener and Brantford over the Labour Day weekend and into the first week of September. He will be playing with his friends Kim Koren and Lynn Jackson at varoius venues around the Golden Horseshoe. Go to the shows page and get details!
Aug 12/15 - John to play Ottawa CityFolk twice! - John will be releasing his new album "South of Solitude" as part of Ottawa CityFolk's Marvest. Time and location of the first solo show will be announced on the CityFolk soon. John and the Campistas will be playing the Aberdeen Pavillion on Sun. Sept. 20th in support of Lucinda Williams and Wilco as part of CityFolk and their new location at Lansdowne Park!Go to the CityFolk site for tix!
May 27/15 - Here's a good one you won't want to miss! John and drummer Breeze Smith are bringing their Electric Tour Duo to Irene's Pub on Friday, June 12th. And they are playing with Astrid Young! Yes, that's Neil Young's sister and her famous drummer husband Ray Farrugia (Lee Harvey Osmond, Junkhouse). C'mon down. $10. 9pm
Apr. 20/15 - Podcast! Here's a podcast interview John did with Brews 'n Tunes, featuring an interview, a few live tunes and some drinking!
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