Welcome to the website of the Not Ottawa band!  If you like Classic Rock, Blues, R&B and having loads of fun, then you are in the right place.  We are based in the Southern Georgian Bay area of Ontario, Canada in the beautiful small town of Nottawa and are ready to play for you at many great venues in the area.  We specialize in a danceable mix of music, done our way.  We do tunes ranging from Muddy Waters and the Allman Brothers to the Tragically Hip with some Van Morrison and the Beatles making an appearance along the way.  Mixed in are some of our own compositions.  Come to an event soon and rock to the "Notown Sound"!

Busy Winter Season Coming Up for Not Ottawa!!

Well the boys are back in town after their world travels (I think Dave saw everything) and we are gearing up for a fun slate of diverse winter gigs.  So far we have the following booked.....

Harbour Street Fish…

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Dog days of summer.........

We had a pretty busy spring and early summer with some interesting gigs including one on a dock and one on a hay wagon inside a barn!!   We also played acoustically for the ladies at the OslerBrook golf club before…

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Get Not Ottawa music on line!!!

Well the band is back at it after a busy winter season followed by a break in April and a gig at Steakhouse Social on May 5.  We've got three gigs coming up in June including "Rock the Dock" at…

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It's Winter (again!)

Wow, well here it is winter....and it looks like a white Christmas is on the way.  A welcome development for our friend's at Blue Mountain and in the tourist biz.  

The band has had a really busy fall with…

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A Fun Summer And Some Fall Pub Gigs

Its been a great summer, well...except for all the rain.  We've had some neat private party gigs but quite a few folks have been asking me when they can see us in a bar or other such venue.  Well it…

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Stayner Market and Parkit - June 22

Hey folks we're playing at the regular Thursday Market and Parkit in Stayner this week (June 22).  We've blended in some new acoustic stuff into the first set along with some Blues and will be focusing on Blues and R&B…

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Late Winter Doldrums!

Well its been a while since we updated the page!  We had an awesome sold out New Year's eve gig at Osler Bluff where we actually played 1 1/2 hours straight from 11:30 to 1:00.  I don't know if this…Read more

Great party for Kylie

Well we had a great time at the Fundraiser for Freeride Skier Kylie Sivell.  Pack 180 wacky people in a small space with great sound, many kegs of Creemore and all kinds of auction prizes and how can you not…Read more

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Previous events

Not Ottawa and the AHL

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Orchard Lodge, Collingwood

Best ski party of 2018 was the Osler Bluff Adult House League bash. Please to say that Not Ottawa will be back to play the event in 2019. Members only can get tickets from the club. $50 for dinner and dance, $20 for dance only from 9 to 12 pm. This is a wild night as multi generations of racers celebrate their on-snow exploits. 2019 theme......"Super Heros".

New Years at the Osler Upper Chalet - SOLD OUT

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood

A rare live music New Years at the top of the mountain. Last time this happened was the millennium New Years. The guests will be snow shoeing in to this remote location! Hopefully they'll still have energy left to shake er up!

Lora Bay End of Season Celebration

Lora Bay Golf Club, Thornbury

We are returning to this fun event where we had such a great time partying with the members and friends. Lots of great energy on the dance floor. This one is open to the public so stay tuned here for contact and ticket information which we will make available when we have it.

Growling Beaver - Private Party

Sidelaunch Brewery, Mountain Road, Collingwood

The Growling Beaver is a very worthy cycling event fundraiser in support of the Parkinson's cause. We'll be playing acoustically while the tired riders (who will have ridden as much as 200km) enjoy food and refreshments. This one's private but if you are participating in the event, we look forward to seeing you there.


Stayner Music, Market and Parkit

Station Park, Highway 26, Stayner

Not Ottawa is back for the third year in a row at this great venue which runs every Thursday night all summer long. Admission is free. Come on out, browse the Farmer's Market, have some great food and beer, and listen to an awesome band!!

St. Patrick's Day at the Dornoch

The Dornoch Tap and Grill, Highway 124, Nottawa, Ontario

This will be fun. We are returning once more to the cozy confines of our local to celebrate another great ski season and St. Patrick's Day all in one night. This one will fill up fast so reserve your table soon by calling the pub at 705-445-5050.

Osler Bluff AHL Party

Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood, Ontario

Not Ottawa is going to provide the party music for the season ending event for the crazy Adult House League ski racers. We may just feature a special guest on keys!! Members can get tickets from the club office.