105th Grey Cup Festival – Ottawa Event Schedule

Nestled inside TD Place, home to the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw that kicks off in exactly 150 days, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group unveiled the events and programming for the 105thGrey Cup Festival presented by Shaw. RNation welcomes Our Nation to Canada’s capital to enjoy more than 30 free and ticketed events that commence with the arrival of the Grey Cup on Tuesday, November 21. Most ticketed events go on-sale June 29 at 10:00 a.m. at GreyCupFestival105.ca.

The Grey Cup Festival Concert Series presented by TD runs November 23-25 with an all-Canadian line-up of country, alternative and classic rock performers headlined by Jess Moskaluke, Sloan and Trooper. A three-day concert series pass will go on sale for $115.

The ever-popular RNation Party presented by Budweiser will run November 23 through November 25 inside the Aberdeen Pavilion featuring live entertainment, special guests and more plaid than your eyes can handle! Admission is free until 7:00 p.m. then the RNation Party will get kicked up a notch! A three-day pass providing priority access into the party is available for an additional $30 to those who purchase a concert series pass.

“As a member of RNation, I’m both proud and excited to welcome Our Nation to Ottawa for what promises to be the most memorable Grey Cup Festival ever,” said Jim Durrell, Chair of the Grey Cup Festival Committee. “Our Grey Cup Festival team, the Canadian Football League and our sponsors have produced a remarkable series of events and programs that celebrate Canada – our culture, values and diversity – offering something for everyone.”

A series of free events at Lansdowne and TD Place will include the Nissan Titan Street Festival and Family Fun Zone that will offer fan interactive activities, the Cheer Extravaganza, Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum and the #BringItIn – Inspiring Youth event.

The three-day all-Canadian concert series will open November 23 with a country music line-up featuring acclaimed female Canadian country artist and Juno award winner Jess MoskalukeThe Washboard Union and JJ Shiplett. The celebration of Canadian musical talents continues November 24 for a night of alternative rock with one of Canada’s most popular bands, nine-time Juno nominees Sloan! Also featuring one of Canada’s top indie bands Reuben and the Dark and everyone’s favourite supergroup, Dwayne Gretzky. The Grey Cup Festival Concert Series wraps up on November 25 with a Classic Rock night headlined by one of Canada’s top five selling bands of all time, Trooper and April Wine.

A series of unique ticketed events at Lansdowne include the Capital Pride Grey Cup Party presented by You Can Play November 23, the always popular Riderville that will leave you seeing green from November 24-25, culminating with the VIP Tailgate Party on November 26.

The Montreal Huddle is set for FlyBar in the ByWard Market on November 25. Additional information on all CFL Team Parties will be announced as they are confirmed.

The Shaw Centre will also host a series of ticketed events including the Festival Kickoff Bash on November 23, the CFLAA Legends Luncheon and Touchdown Manitoba on November 24 and Gridiron Gals on November 25.

Tickets for the various Grey Cup Festival events go on-sale at 10:00 a.m. Thursday (June 29) at GreyCupFestival105.ca, by calling 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.

Visit GreyCupFestival105.ca for more information on all festival events.