Mark Monahan

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Mark Monahan said : “By calling it a drive-in, people don’t think of it as a concert, they think of it as a movie,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “By calling it a drive-in, people don’t think of it as a concert, they think of it as a movie,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "Although we're disappointed that we will not be able to welcome fans in person, we look forward to presenting a series of online concerts featuring a wide array of Canadian artists," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "It's a bit of an experiment, there's no template for how to do this," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “On the heels of announcing the cancellation of our 2020 event a few days ago, we are happy to share what we consider to be some pretty great news for 2021,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "We know 2021 seems like a long time coming, but this announcement is something we believe a lot of 'fest fans will be happy to hear, and something they can mark on their calendars for the coming year," External link

CBC Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “This was changing so dramatically and so rapidly that things could have potentially gone the other way,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "Having been at the helm of RBC Bluesfest since 1994, I can say that although we have weathered many storms, including a tornado in 2005, a stage collapse in 2011, and a family of stubborn killdeers in 2018, COVID-19 is one that we cannot overcome in 2020," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "We understand how important that is to many in this time of uncertainty," "We are honoured that so many of you put your trust in us by purchasing advance tickets, and while our plans have changed for 2020, rest assured we are moving forward with future projects to bring music to our community. More on that later" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "Having been at the helm of RBC Bluesfest since 1994, I can say that although we have weathered many storms, including a tornado in 2005, a stage collapse in 2011, and a family of stubborn killdeers in 2018, COVID-19 is one that we cannot overcome in 2020," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "We understand how important that is to many in this time of uncertainty," "We are honoured that so many of you put your trust in us by purchasing advance tickets, and while our plans have changed for 2020, rest assured we are moving forward with future projects to bring music to our community. More on that later" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said ( about Tyler The Creator ) : “The mood is uncertain and everyone is waiting to see what happens with the virus and hoping for the best,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We feel confident that the talent we’re announcing today will definitely add to the buzz,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We feel confident that the talent we’re announcing today will definitely add to the buzz,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” “The band went on sale with 40 dates last week and sold out. The response is huge. We also anticipate a lot of people coming from out of town” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’re hoping the LRT will make it easier to come on and off site, but we understand we will be supplementing it with some extra buses,” “We’re just starting to plan that out, but hopefully it’s a positive situation” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We’re a lot more diligent now on our emergency preparedness and all kinds of contingencies,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 1, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We’ve probably enjoyed our best weather the last three or four years,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 1, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “There’s a certain amount of unpredictability that’s more prevalent now than when we started 25 years ago,” “Sure, you’re going to get rain. Sure, you’re going to get thunderstorms. But you don’t think you’re going to get snow in July, and, I tell you, it’s come close” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 1, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The whole notion of people being able to discover more music online really works well for festivals when you have 30 or 40 acts on the program,” “With Larkin Poe and The Once, obviously people had checked them out in advance” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to germinate,” “Marvest has become known as a way to support local music, and more and more people are coming out because of that. The proliferation of young, talent Ottawa artists is also growing so I think, five years in, the Marvest thing is working” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The whole notion of people being able to discover more music online really works well for festivals when you have 30 or 40 acts on the program,” “With Larkin Poe and The Once, obviously people had checked them out in advance” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to germinate,” “Marvest has become known as a way to support local music, and more and more people are coming out because of that. The proliferation of young, talent Ottawa artists is also growing so I think, five years in, the Marvest thing is working” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “I find the anniversaries are tricky to figure out how to celebrate. But we take it as a marker to look back and celebrate what we’ve accomplished, to thank the people who have contributed to the festival over the years and to reminisce a little bit,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We seem to have had a bad string of luck this year,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “When you book a hundred or so bands, the odds are one or two or a few of them are going to be unable to make it,” “If we can replace these bands, we try to, but it’s not a great situation” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s never perfect, and, every time we have (weather issues) like this, we learn from it, and we just have to manage on the fly and do our best,” “First and foremost is to err on the side of caution, and, once you’re clear, do what you can to get everyone on” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “I find the anniversaries are tricky to figure out how to celebrate. But we take it as a marker to look back and celebrate what we’ve accomplished, to thank the people who have contributed to the festival over the years and to reminisce a little bit,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We seem to have had a bad string of luck this year,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “When you book a hundred or so bands, the odds are one or two or a few of them are going to be unable to make it,” “If we can replace these bands, we try to, but it’s not a great situation” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s never perfect, and, every time we have (weather issues) like this, we learn from it, and we just have to manage on the fly and do our best,” “First and foremost is to err on the side of caution, and, once you’re clear, do what you can to get everyone on” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “They were a real pleasant surprise,” “We’ve tried to do more world music with, honestly, not a lot of luck. But, seeing that, I thought we should be trying to do more, and there was an amazing audience for that show, who really appreciated it” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s a really difficult situation this year, obviously, for a lot of festivals that got cut back or didn’t receive funding, and it’s really unfortunate,” “We were lucky to receive our funding and I hope that the province can figure out a way to make it up to the festivals that were cut back fairly quickly, or at the last minute. That’s not a great situation, but we are appreciative of what we get, and we’ll continue to work hard to hopefully continue that” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It was such a risk and a gamble in the early days,” “The fondest memory for me, honestly, was just having crowds show up to the site. That was always a very stressful situation” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Ten years ago, the Canadian dollar was at par with the U.S. dollar,” “This year it’s probably going to cost us $1.35. That is a huge difference; we’re spending millions of dollars on artists and those dollars come right out of the budget. That’s one budget item we don’t control” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It was such a risk and a gamble in the early days,” “The fondest memory for me, honestly, was just having crowds show up to the site. That was always a very stressful situation” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Ten years ago, the Canadian dollar was at par with the U.S. dollar,” “This year it’s probably going to cost us $1.35. That is a huge difference; we’re spending millions of dollars on artists and those dollars come right out of the budget. That’s one budget item we don’t control” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “I would encourage people to finish it while you can,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “All levels of government feed off each other – they all want to see that other levels of government are making an investment,” “We need everyone recognizing the importance of making this sort of investment” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Although we’re a sizeable event, there’s a number of other smaller local events that are significant already, but can definitely grow if they’re supported. We were much smaller years ago, and we benefited from this (funding) and it allowed us to grow to the size we are,” “Without that funding it’s really hard to be innovative and also to deliver the level of event and service that the public demands” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Much of funding from the province is given to encourage new programming for the festival – it’s to take a bit of a gamble on trying new things,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “That changed the whole nature of the festival and made it into more of a multi-genre event, and over the years we used much of the funding from the province to proliferate that notion, with multiple stages, different genres of music and having a much broader appeal,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’d love for it to be more, but we also have significant private (and sponsor) funding and of course our patrons,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “He’s one of the guys we’ve had at the top of our list for a long time,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The festival has evolved into a huge celebration of music in the summer for the city of Ottawa,” “The feedback we get from our avid music fans to our casual music fans – they make their plans around this. It puts a lot of pressure on us to offer a broad spectrum of acts without trying to do the same thing over and over again. I think we hit that this year” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “There has been a disconnect, I feel, between the festival community and the city in many ways around the 2017 celebrations, and these sorts of celebrations are always challenging in how to support the existing players, while also putting some grand party together,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “He’s one of the guys we’ve had at the top of our list for a long time,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The festival has evolved into a huge celebration of music in the summer for the city of Ottawa,” “The feedback we get from our avid music fans to our casual music fans – they make their plans around this. It puts a lot of pressure on us to offer a broad spectrum of acts without trying to do the same thing over and over again. I think we hit that this year” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Most of the day-to-day management and administration of CityFolk is supported by Bluesfest staff,” “Bluesfest has agreed to continue at little or no cost to CityFolk to minimize the administration costs in the hopes that over the next few years, this will put the festival on more solid financial footing” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’re hoping that will have a spinoff effect on both Bluesfest and CityFolk,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “That’s the bittersweet part of it,” “It was a really good year in terms of audience feedback. We just didn’t have enough people” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan writes : "A banquet for the eyes - three stars" External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan writes : "Khan here reimagines their romance as being between one of the rich 'Landlords' and a member of a disfranchised community of migrant workers from some now-defunct branch of the garment industry. " External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “I think what was encouraging is a lot of the acts we brought in were really well received,” “That’s the thing you hope for when you choose some of these acts. They’re not all being chosen because they’re going to sell a lot of tickets” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 19, 2016 3:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Lansdowne is a great venue for this size and style of event,” “Arguably, it’s probably one of the best event sites in town, not just for public transit, but also handicapped access. There are indoor facilities, washrooms, all the aspects of it, and yet still it’s a park” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 19, 2016 3:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’re not hoping to build this to have 100,000 people,” “Forty or 50,000 (over the four days) is a good size for this event” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “He was playing at midnight somewhere in a small club, and I made a point of going,” “I was just blown away by his charisma, stage presence, voice. The whole package was really compelling” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan noted : “He came up on the radar as someone who definitely has a huge underground buzz going on, and now it’s going mainstream too,” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s always easier the second year,” “Moving is a big exercise. The second year and beyond is always a little smoother, both for the festival and patrons” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT



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Last updated on 2016-09-09T08:10+0300.

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Mark Monahan said : “By calling it a drive-in, people don’t think of it as a concert, they think of it as a movie,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “By calling it a drive-in, people don’t think of it as a concert, they think of it as a movie,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "Although we're disappointed that we will not be able to welcome fans in person, we look forward to presenting a series of online concerts featuring a wide array of Canadian artists," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "It's a bit of an experiment, there's no template for how to do this," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “On the heels of announcing the cancellation of our 2020 event a few days ago, we are happy to share what we consider to be some pretty great news for 2021,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "We know 2021 seems like a long time coming, but this announcement is something we believe a lot of 'fest fans will be happy to hear, and something they can mark on their calendars for the coming year," External link

CBC Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “This was changing so dramatically and so rapidly that things could have potentially gone the other way,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "Having been at the helm of RBC Bluesfest since 1994, I can say that although we have weathered many storms, including a tornado in 2005, a stage collapse in 2011, and a family of stubborn killdeers in 2018, COVID-19 is one that we cannot overcome in 2020," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "We understand how important that is to many in this time of uncertainty," "We are honoured that so many of you put your trust in us by purchasing advance tickets, and while our plans have changed for 2020, rest assured we are moving forward with future projects to bring music to our community. More on that later" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "Having been at the helm of RBC Bluesfest since 1994, I can say that although we have weathered many storms, including a tornado in 2005, a stage collapse in 2011, and a family of stubborn killdeers in 2018, COVID-19 is one that we cannot overcome in 2020," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : "We understand how important that is to many in this time of uncertainty," "We are honoured that so many of you put your trust in us by purchasing advance tickets, and while our plans have changed for 2020, rest assured we are moving forward with future projects to bring music to our community. More on that later" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said ( about Tyler The Creator ) : “The mood is uncertain and everyone is waiting to see what happens with the virus and hoping for the best,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We feel confident that the talent we’re announcing today will definitely add to the buzz,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We feel confident that the talent we’re announcing today will definitely add to the buzz,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” “The band went on sale with 40 dates last week and sold out. The response is huge. We also anticipate a lot of people coming from out of town” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’re hoping the LRT will make it easier to come on and off site, but we understand we will be supplementing it with some extra buses,” “We’re just starting to plan that out, but hopefully it’s a positive situation” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We’re a lot more diligent now on our emergency preparedness and all kinds of contingencies,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 1, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “We’ve probably enjoyed our best weather the last three or four years,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 1, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “There’s a certain amount of unpredictability that’s more prevalent now than when we started 25 years ago,” “Sure, you’re going to get rain. Sure, you’re going to get thunderstorms. But you don’t think you’re going to get snow in July, and, I tell you, it’s come close” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 1, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The whole notion of people being able to discover more music online really works well for festivals when you have 30 or 40 acts on the program,” “With Larkin Poe and The Once, obviously people had checked them out in advance” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to germinate,” “Marvest has become known as a way to support local music, and more and more people are coming out because of that. The proliferation of young, talent Ottawa artists is also growing so I think, five years in, the Marvest thing is working” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The whole notion of people being able to discover more music online really works well for festivals when you have 30 or 40 acts on the program,” “With Larkin Poe and The Once, obviously people had checked them out in advance” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to germinate,” “Marvest has become known as a way to support local music, and more and more people are coming out because of that. The proliferation of young, talent Ottawa artists is also growing so I think, five years in, the Marvest thing is working” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 16, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “I find the anniversaries are tricky to figure out how to celebrate. But we take it as a marker to look back and celebrate what we’ve accomplished, to thank the people who have contributed to the festival over the years and to reminisce a little bit,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We seem to have had a bad string of luck this year,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “When you book a hundred or so bands, the odds are one or two or a few of them are going to be unable to make it,” “If we can replace these bands, we try to, but it’s not a great situation” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s never perfect, and, every time we have (weather issues) like this, we learn from it, and we just have to manage on the fly and do our best,” “First and foremost is to err on the side of caution, and, once you’re clear, do what you can to get everyone on” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “I find the anniversaries are tricky to figure out how to celebrate. But we take it as a marker to look back and celebrate what we’ve accomplished, to thank the people who have contributed to the festival over the years and to reminisce a little bit,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We seem to have had a bad string of luck this year,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “When you book a hundred or so bands, the odds are one or two or a few of them are going to be unable to make it,” “If we can replace these bands, we try to, but it’s not a great situation” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s never perfect, and, every time we have (weather issues) like this, we learn from it, and we just have to manage on the fly and do our best,” “First and foremost is to err on the side of caution, and, once you’re clear, do what you can to get everyone on” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “They were a real pleasant surprise,” “We’ve tried to do more world music with, honestly, not a lot of luck. But, seeing that, I thought we should be trying to do more, and there was an amazing audience for that show, who really appreciated it” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s a really difficult situation this year, obviously, for a lot of festivals that got cut back or didn’t receive funding, and it’s really unfortunate,” “We were lucky to receive our funding and I hope that the province can figure out a way to make it up to the festivals that were cut back fairly quickly, or at the last minute. That’s not a great situation, but we are appreciative of what we get, and we’ll continue to work hard to hopefully continue that” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, July 15, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It was such a risk and a gamble in the early days,” “The fondest memory for me, honestly, was just having crowds show up to the site. That was always a very stressful situation” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Ten years ago, the Canadian dollar was at par with the U.S. dollar,” “This year it’s probably going to cost us $1.35. That is a huge difference; we’re spending millions of dollars on artists and those dollars come right out of the budget. That’s one budget item we don’t control” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It was such a risk and a gamble in the early days,” “The fondest memory for me, honestly, was just having crowds show up to the site. That was always a very stressful situation” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Ten years ago, the Canadian dollar was at par with the U.S. dollar,” “This year it’s probably going to cost us $1.35. That is a huge difference; we’re spending millions of dollars on artists and those dollars come right out of the budget. That’s one budget item we don’t control” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, June 28, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan says : “I would encourage people to finish it while you can,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “All levels of government feed off each other – they all want to see that other levels of government are making an investment,” “We need everyone recognizing the importance of making this sort of investment” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Although we’re a sizeable event, there’s a number of other smaller local events that are significant already, but can definitely grow if they’re supported. We were much smaller years ago, and we benefited from this (funding) and it allowed us to grow to the size we are,” “Without that funding it’s really hard to be innovative and also to deliver the level of event and service that the public demands” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Much of funding from the province is given to encourage new programming for the festival – it’s to take a bit of a gamble on trying new things,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “That changed the whole nature of the festival and made it into more of a multi-genre event, and over the years we used much of the funding from the province to proliferate that notion, with multiple stages, different genres of music and having a much broader appeal,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’d love for it to be more, but we also have significant private (and sponsor) funding and of course our patrons,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “He’s one of the guys we’ve had at the top of our list for a long time,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The festival has evolved into a huge celebration of music in the summer for the city of Ottawa,” “The feedback we get from our avid music fans to our casual music fans – they make their plans around this. It puts a lot of pressure on us to offer a broad spectrum of acts without trying to do the same thing over and over again. I think we hit that this year” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “There has been a disconnect, I feel, between the festival community and the city in many ways around the 2017 celebrations, and these sorts of celebrations are always challenging in how to support the existing players, while also putting some grand party together,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “He’s one of the guys we’ve had at the top of our list for a long time,” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “The festival has evolved into a huge celebration of music in the summer for the city of Ottawa,” “The feedback we get from our avid music fans to our casual music fans – they make their plans around this. It puts a lot of pressure on us to offer a broad spectrum of acts without trying to do the same thing over and over again. I think we hit that this year” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Most of the day-to-day management and administration of CityFolk is supported by Bluesfest staff,” “Bluesfest has agreed to continue at little or no cost to CityFolk to minimize the administration costs in the hopes that over the next few years, this will put the festival on more solid financial footing” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’re hoping that will have a spinoff effect on both Bluesfest and CityFolk,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “That’s the bittersweet part of it,” “It was a really good year in terms of audience feedback. We just didn’t have enough people” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan writes : "A banquet for the eyes - three stars" External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan writes : "Khan here reimagines their romance as being between one of the rich 'Landlords' and a member of a disfranchised community of migrant workers from some now-defunct branch of the garment industry. " External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “I think what was encouraging is a lot of the acts we brought in were really well received,” “That’s the thing you hope for when you choose some of these acts. They’re not all being chosen because they’re going to sell a lot of tickets” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 19, 2016 3:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “Lansdowne is a great venue for this size and style of event,” “Arguably, it’s probably one of the best event sites in town, not just for public transit, but also handicapped access. There are indoor facilities, washrooms, all the aspects of it, and yet still it’s a park” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 19, 2016 3:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “We’re not hoping to build this to have 100,000 people,” “Forty or 50,000 (over the four days) is a good size for this event” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “He was playing at midnight somewhere in a small club, and I made a point of going,” “I was just blown away by his charisma, stage presence, voice. The whole package was really compelling” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan noted : “He came up on the radar as someone who definitely has a huge underground buzz going on, and now it’s going mainstream too,” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Monahan said : “It’s always easier the second year,” “Moving is a big exercise. The second year and beyond is always a little smoother, both for the festival and patrons” External link

ottawacitizen Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT



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