Travel & Venue Locations

Accommodation and Travel

Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd

Ellison Travel and Tours has been contracted as the official Housing and Transportation Bureau for MusicFest to ensure adequate accommodation for the thousands of students, adjudicators, suppliers and support staff attending the festival. By utilizing the services of Ellison Travel and Tours, MusicFest Canada is able to supply you, the participants, with a convenient, valuable and simple procedure for all of your booking, accommodation and travel needs.

Due to the large number of groups that attend MusicFest Canada, it is necessary for the festival to contract accommodation space early. This ensures that rooms are available for the festival at competitive rates and close to the MusicFest site.

Groups attending MusicFest Canada who require accommodation are required to use properties contracted by MusicFest. As our exclusive agent for these properties, Ellison Travel and Tours can find the best fit solution to your accommodation requirements.

Note: If you are a local ensemble and will not require overnight accommodations, please complete the Travel Waiver and fax it to 702 269-9026 or e-mail it to [email protected]

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2019 Venue Locations

MusicFest Ottawa 2019 Site Map

BRONSON CENTRE, 211 Bronson Avenue:

  • Stage A: Instrumental Jazz adjudicated performances
  • Educoncerts
  • Evening Concerts:  McGill Jazz Orchestra, The Humber Experience, Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, Nepean All-City Jazz Band, Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band, Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra.

BABS ASPER THEATRE, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street:

  • Stage B: Concert Band/Chamber Ensembles/Orchestra adjudicated performances

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 140 Laurier Avenue West:

  • Awards Ceremony
  • Scholarship Auditions:  Concert Band, Orchestra, Instrumental Jazz
  • Honour Ensemble Concerts: Thomastik-Infeld Canadian String Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Combo


  • Stage C: Choral/Vocal Jazz adjudicated performances
  • Scholarship Auditions:  Choral/Vocal Jazz
  • Honour Ensemble Concert: Ellison Canadian Honour Choir


  • Registration/Executive Office/Production Office
  • Ellison Travel & Tours Booth

Coach Drop Off Procedure

Adjudicated performances are open to the public

All adjudicated ensemble performances (Stages A, B & C) are open to the general public, free of charge. Spectators are encouraged to come and hear the finest young musicians in Canada. Headline Concerts and Educoncerts are for participants only. There are a limited number of paid passes available to the general public.

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