However, in a show dominated by soulful pop hits, the most memorable moments came from the classic rockers. Singing “If I’m gonna go down, I’ll go down rockin” (which is as good a mantra as any), Bryan Adams brought some much-needed bare-bones, no-nonsense rock-and-roll to the night.

At this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival, Vancouver’s bashful indie folk-rocker Dan Mangan headlined the full day of music Sept. 9, while Bon Iver, this year’s Grammy winner for best new artist, drew 12,000 fans to close the festival on Sept. 10.

NAMED AFTER FORMER CBC President Pierre Juneau, the JUNO Awards have been celebrating Canadian artists since 1970. Having taken place across Canada—aside from P.E.I, New Brunswick and Quebec—the JUNO Awards have come once again to the nation’s capital. Presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science, this year’s JUNO Awards will be at …