June 14, 2024


Buzz The Music

Songs competition bolstered neighborhood spirit at Nepean farm

All over 400 people loved some reside new music and produced many recollections at the second BeetBox Farm Audio Pageant.

The competition began in the early afternoon on Sept. 30 and lasted until eventually midnight. It showcased 16 nearby functions showcased on two handmade stages.

The festival’s visionary, Thomas Boyce, is an Ottawa higher university trainer with a passion for music. He started off the task with just one target: to develop a area the place his community could take pleasure in dwell music with good friends.

Over the years, Boyce had constructed connections with area farmers and labored with them to make the BeetBox Farm a perfect venue. With the help of mates and volunteers, they well prepared the room, mowed lawns, crafted levels and created outhouses.

He curated the lineup from his own network of musicians and bands he had viewed live, then he added superior food, drinks and other amenities to generate a competition to keep in mind.

Festivalgoers are welcomed by a handmade sign as they make their way up the farm’s lengthy gravel driveway. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
A rustic barn stands reverse the entrance, when a makeshift meals court docket fills an open area to the ideal. The air is filled with the aroma of pulled pork and poutine. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Mr. Norms Gourmand Convey meals truck served some Canadian street foodstuff, even though Scotty’s Corner Diner provided scorching sandwiches. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Thirsty festival-goers chose from a collection of drinks crafted by Kichesippi Brewery and Dunrobin Distillery. Non-alcoholic drinks ended up available from the Wind Camp Children Tiki Bar. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
People today of all ages collect in the vicinity of the barn with camping chairs and blankets in tow, eagerly anticipating a functionality. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
The PowerNaps consider the ‘Barn U’ stage, taking part in some different rock. Earlier in the working day, this stage observed performances by The Syntones and Jamboise and The Woodsmen. Later, Slo’ Tom and Otis Bizarre executed, and Ras Lee and the Vibes Band wrapped up the stage’s enjoyment. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Much better Living By Chemistry completes its seem test at the ‘Chicken Coop’ stage. The rock band adopted earlier performances by Young children of Indigo, XO Stage and Skip Dependancy. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Right after his before efficiency, Matt Moodie of XO Position executed audio checks for both stages. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Direct singer Luigi Saracino belts out Superior Dwelling By Chemistry’s setlist. The performer transitioned concerning the stage and grassy region to interact the crowd. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Thomas Boyce [right] paused to savour the instant amid his management obligations. During the day, he oversaw just about every factor of the celebration, guaranteeing performers, attendees and sellers had anything they necessary. He had also done before with his band, Jamboise and the Woodworkers. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Far better Dwelling As a result of Chemistry wrapped its established at the Hen Coop, leaving the stage for performances by Crimson Light Operate and Tin Constellations. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Community member Gabor Szokoli stoked a crackling fire. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
As the sunlight established, the crowd gathered back again at the barn for the upcoming set. [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]
Slo’ Tom opened with, “Get off the f*****g Queensway”, a playful ode to Ottawa’s bad motorists. The group joined in, laughing at his intelligent lyrics. Absent from the barn, Boyce took a instant to reflect, and stated, “I’m completely stunned at what we attained below.” [Photo © Jennifer Prescott]