Past Events

Sunday, Dec 8th, 2013
NPSA Christmas party(Ottawa U) — 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 31st, 2013
RHYME TIME @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 7:00 pm
Sunday, Aug 11th, 2013
THE WEEKS LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 8:00 pm
Friday, Jul 26th, 2013
PEDRO QUENTAL LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 8:00 pm
Thursday, Jul 25th, 2013
HIGH WATERS @ UP & UP Concert-Series: Link — 9:00 pm
Friday, Jul 19th, 2013
MOTEL RAPHAËL LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 8:00 pm
Thursday, Jul 18th, 2013
IMN CONCERT SERIES: Link — 7:00 pm
Sunday, Jul 14th, 2013
Five Alarm Funk live @ Mercury Lounge: Link — 8:00 pm
Friday, Jul 12th, 2013
Galitcha & The Bollywood Heat: Link — 7:00 pm
Thursday, Jul 11th, 2013
MEMORYHOUSE LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE feat. FLYING HÓRSES & SARAH BRADLEY (FEVERS): Link — 8:00 pm
Saturday, Jul 6th, 2013
Walker VS Lapratte: Link — 10:00 pm
Thursday, Jul 4th, 2013
Thursday July 4th Ghetto Funk Ottawa Presents: It Came From the West: Link — 10:00 pm
Wednesday, Jul 3rd, 2013
Montag live @ Mercury Lounge: Link — 7:00 pm
Friday, Jun 28th, 2013
The Ottawa Jazz Festival present Maylee Todd - Live from Toronto — 10:00 pm
Thursday, Jun 27th, 2013
Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays @ UP & UP Concert Series: Link — 9:00 pm
Friday, Jun 21st, 2013
Ottawa Jazz Presents LAL - Live from Toronto — 10:00 pm
Sunday, Jun 16th, 2013
Antennas Up Live @ Mercury Lounge: Link — 9:00 pm
Thursday, Jun 13th, 2013
DANIEL ELLSWORTH & THE GREAT LAKES LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Jun 11th, 2013
The Crackling live @ Mercury Lounge: Link — 9:00 pm
Friday, Jun 7th, 2013
MUSK OX LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 9:00 pm
Saturday, Jun 1st, 2013
Walker VS Lapratte: Link — 10:00 pm
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
SWIRL & TWIRL AFTER-PARTY — 9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
FOREPLAY - Pre-`HUMP Queer night: Link — 7:00 pm
Friday, May 24th, 2013
ANDRÉ M. BLUTEAU LIVE @ MERCURY LOUNGE: Link — 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
UP & UP CONCERT SERIES: Link — 9:00 pm

History

A 21st Centure Soul Club

The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, since its inception in November 1996. Its programming purports a musical vision steeped in the traditions of jazz and yet forward in its approach to encompass all its many derivatives. Through its dynamic programming, the Mercury Lounge has successfully connected the dots, uniting jazz with contemporary electronic break beat culture. Within its walls the very philosophy of jazz, that of change, abounds. It serves not only as a club, and live venue, but also for poetry readings, dance performances and art gallery.

Mercury Lounge is a space where the underlying philosophy of jazz, that of change, is clearly in evidence. It is a club without parameters, bringing forth a mandate that showcases new musical visions that defy boundaries and conventional limitations. Ever pushing the doors of change, the Mercury Lounge ambitiously looks to the future, not to preach a style but rather a lifestyle based on progressive excursions through 21st century music, culture and art.

In 2009 Mercury Lounge combined and connected with the two clubs below it - The Collection and Bar 56 to merge into one entity forming one of Ottawa's largest clubbing scenes.

It's artistic and creative mandate has been cultivated by a dedicated collective of individuals, at its early inception by DJs Trevor Walker and Lance Baptiste.

Many people have been involved in ensuring it's legacy and most notably everyone who has ever come through its doors.