Rufus Wainwright. In Ottawa. Next week. I'm so excited for this! Canada's answer to Elton John arrives at the National Arts Centre next week, backed by the full NAC Orchestra. And I'm giving away tickets!
a canadian legend
For those of you who aren't familiar with Rufus, he's a piano-playing singer-songwriter who finds inspiration in everything from opera, to Broadway show tunes, to classics like Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
The son of folk singer Kate McGarrigle, he first gained international fame with his Grammy-nominated tribute to Judy Garland, performed in glittering ruby slippers at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Toronto’s Luminato Festival. He's effing fabulous.
Since then, Rufus has collaborated with mega stars like Elton John, Boy George, and Joni Mitchell, and he does it all while blurring pop, folk, camp, and even opera. I've wanted to see him live for YEARS and I'm finally getting the chance next week!!
Rufus is stopping in Ottawa as part of the NAC's Canada Scene festival, a massive 5-week celebration of the best in Canadian music, dance, theatre, installation art, and circus (yup). They have a ton of free shows too!
Here's the deets on the Rufus concert:
rufus wainwright live at the nac
What: Rufus Wainwright with the NAC Orchestra
When: Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 7:30pm
Where: NAC Southam Hall
Cost: $49 - $89, get your tickets here
Let's get you some tickets, shall we?
win your way to rufus
This is the perfect chance to explore the brand new NAC (that opened July 1 with a visit from Prince Charles!) and take in an amazing night of music. I'm offering up a pair of tickets for one lucky winner!
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and all entry actions are optional. Do as many or as few as you like, but the more you do the better your chances of winning!
Contest closes Sunday July 9 at 11:59pm EDT, and I'll announce the lucky winner right here on the blog on Monday morning. Keep your eyes peeled this Thursday because I just might give away a few more tickets on Facebook and Instagram!