To my surprise, I was unprepared for the massive crowd of over 30,000 fans that filled the venue, making it incredibly challenging to find parking. This was my first time attending a Shania Twain concert, and I was genuinely excited to witness her incredible talent on stage.

The Canadian superstar took the spotlight last night, delivering a captivating performance that moved the audience and even brought tears to the eyes of some emotionally charged younger women. Interestingly, there seemed to be a higher concentration of women in attendance compared to most other concerts I had been to. Some of the ladies went all out, many donning short shorts, cowboy hats, and boots. Navigating through the enthusiastic crowd was quite a sweaty challenge, but everyone was thrilled to be there, creating an atmosphere brimming with positive energy.

Around 9:07 pm, Twain made her grand entrance in a black trench coat and flashy gold studded sunglasses, magically appearing before the stage. Unfortunately, I was positioned far back, so it was difficult to see all the details. However, the Canadian Diva effortlessly connected with her fans, kicking off her set with the newly released track “Waking Up Dreaming.” As the night approached 10 pm, people started to disperse, culminating in Twain’s performance of her platinum-winning single, “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”

This Ottawa concert turned out to be an unexpectedly delightful experience.  I never did find my phone, but I realized how gratifying it is to enjoy outdoor music and forget about the surpluses that sometimes bog us down.The fans in Ottawa are truly amazing, and the sound system provided an awesome audio experience. The music of Shania Twain touched the hearts of many, and I developed a newfound appreciation for this Canadian gem.

Shania Twain Set List

Waking Up Dreaming


Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)

I’m Gonna Getcha Good!

You’re Still The One

Giddy Up!

Any Man of Mine

Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!

Forever and for Always

Number One

Party for Two

From This Moment On

Rock This Country!


That Don’t Impress Me Much

Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

Upcoming RBC Ottawa Blues Festival Events

July 8 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – BADBADNOTGOOD – Blackie and The Rodeo Kings ft. Daniel Lanois and Suzie Vinnick –  Raul Midón –  Sugaray Rayford – The Texas Horns – Steven Taetz – Nesrallah Artuso Project – Matthew Chaffey 

July 9 – Death Cab for Cutie – Tegan and Sara – Alan Doyle – Bran Van 3000 – Jack Barksdale; Youngtree & The Blooms; Guy Belanger – East Coast Experience – Emmanuelle Querry – Dawn Tyler Watson- Taming Sari 

July 12 – Foo Fighters – AJR – White Reaper – MONOWHALES – Black Joe Lewis – Lime Cordiale – My Son The Hurricane – River City Junction – Katie Tupper – Adrian Sutherland 

July 13 – Mumford and Sons – The War On Drugs – Declan McKenna – Sudan Archives – Cam Kahin – Lloyd Spiegel – Loviet – Amos The Transparent – Angelina Hunter Trio – Ash Ravens – Avery Raquel. 

July 14 – Charlotte Cardin – FLETCHER – Fleet Foxes – Allison Russell – Rich Aucoin – Sauce Boss – Sussex – Amanda Jordan – Pony Girl – Neha Sin – Michelle Tracy

July 15 – Pitbull – Ludacris – Julia Jacklin – HOROJO Trio – TJ Wheeler – Abby Stewart – Drew Nelson – GRAE – Joe McDonald – Billianne – Boston Levi

July 16 – The Smile – Koffee; Miss Emily – Eazy Finesse – Megan Jerome; and Steph La Rochelle – Alvvays – Paragon Cause – Avenoir – Blues in The Schools Showcase – Be In The Band Showcase

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