Amazing Night – The Ottawa International Music Conference Opening Reception – May 29, 2015

I was invited by the Ottawa International Music Conference (OIMC) organizers to attend their opening reception which took place this past Friday, May 29th here in Ottawa at the cool, industrial-feeling Maker Space North!  To say I was “thrilled” at this invite is a huge understatement!

The OIMC is an essential platform for electronic and live music for audiences, venues and artists to connect in Canada’s capital. The OIMC showcases groundbreaking acts, shares knowledge to stimulate the growth of the music business and solidifies the local network by creating opportunities through the events, seminars, workshops, panels and parties presented.

Trevor Walker spun awesome tracks all night, the reception was MC’ed by the beautiful and stylish Olexandra Pruchniky (vocalist for local Ottawa band, The Peptides) and Canadian artist and slam poetry champion, Ian Keteku.

The night was warm, fun, filled with great music, food and cocktails and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Ian Keteku delighted us with a live performance of his slam poetry, and amazing ambience was created by Trevor Walker’s funky, soul-filled tracks spun under a giant screen playing a cool 60s era movie.  The event was held at the Maker Space North, a huge warehouse which offers ample space, tools and equipment to start ups to create their unique projects.

Here are my pictures from the event.  Really happy to have been a part of this amazing night, supporting local artists and Ottawa’s thriving music community!

Olexandra Pruchniky OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

MC Olexandra Pruchnicky (vocalist for The Peptides)

Ian Keteku Olexandra Pruchniky OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

Ian Keteku and Olexandra Pruchnicky

Jeff Leiper Ottawa City Councillor Kitchissippi Ward OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa Dominique Baker Photography

Jeff Leiper, Ottawa City Councillor – Kitchissippi Ward, supporting the local music scene!

Graffiti Art Artist OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

Graffiti artists

Graffiti OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa Dominique Baker Photography

Graffiti Art Artist OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

Graffiti Art Artist OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

or Walker DJ OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa Dominique Baker Photography

Olexandra Pruchniky OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

Olexandra’s amazing shoes

Ian Keteku OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa

Slam poet champion Ian Keteku

or Walker DJ OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa Dominique Baker Photography

Just loved the 60s movie playing on a loop above Trevor

OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa Dominique Baker Photography
IMG_0409 Graffiti Art Artist OIMC Ottawa International Music Conference Geox Style Domination Maker Space North Ottawa Dominique Baker Photography

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know how you support your local music scene!

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  1. May 31, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Sounds like such a fun time!! I hope you enjoyed yourself! 🙂 xo

    • May 31, 2015 / 5:18 pm

      Had such a great time, Katie! They had a churro truck! The cherry on top of the sundae! LOL! The music was AWESOME.

      • May 31, 2015 / 7:52 pm

        That sounds delicious and like so much fun! 🙂

  2. May 31, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Sweet!! I’ll bet it was an amazing event. *waves frm Calgary

      • May 31, 2015 / 6:14 pm

        I enjoy everyone here at the Press but I do love it when I end up crossing paths with a fellow Canadian! 🙂 xo

    • May 31, 2015 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much! They are Novella Royale from Revolve Clothing. ;o)

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