Born and raised in Manitoba, but steeped in BC, Noah Derksen’s songwriting mixes the fortitude of Prairie winters with west coast optimism. A spritely 24, Derksen’s folk balladry feels like your first long-distance love affair: contemplative, brooding, and wrapped in a youthful optimism that despite our best efforts, often washes away silently into wilting tides of time.
What is a rising star, anyway? Well, in this case it’s the Ottawa’s Brea Lawrenson. Catapulted not only by her whip-smart songwriting and anthemic choruses, Lawrenson’s got the pipes to back it all up. Already a young veteran of major festivals and fairs, her gem “Canadian Pearl” is on regularrotation on Sirius XM and the perfect soundtrack to a summer road trip through the heart of the Ottawa Valley: roll your windows WAY down!
Tickets are available at the NAC Box Office until 6:30 pm the day of the show.
There is no charge to be in the Fourth Stage between 6:30 and 8:00 pm on Fridays.
If you haven’t bought a ticket but want to stay for the show, a cover charge is applicable. $15 for adults | $10 for students.