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Sunday Sessions Xmas: Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

  • Mercury Lounge 56 Byward Market Square Ottawa, ON, K1N 7A2 Canada (map)
Sunday Sessions Xmas: Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

Sunday Sessions Xmas: Secret Santa Edition!

IMPORTANT INFO about the SECRET SANTA Gift Exchange:

All gift exchange participants get FREE COVER! If you want to join in, simply bring a gift-wrapped/bagged $5 gender-neutral gift (or a $5 gift card), to the door at Mercury Lounge on Dec 9, and exchange it for another random $5 gift we'll have at the front door. 
Pretty simple, really... give a gift, get a gift. And FREE ENTRY.

It is not mandatory to participate, so if you just pay cover at the door, we appreciate that just as much!

8:00pm - 10:00pm = OPEN DECKS
10:00pm - 11:30pm = MAC
11:30pm - 1:00am = Simon Sheppard
1:00am - 2:30am = Rick Laplante

Doors @ 8pm | FREE for Open Decks b4 10pm | $5 until 12am, $8 after | Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square | 19+ w/ ID


Sunday Sessions has always been a grassroots underground dance community event, so to help warm up the night we're hosting: OPEN DECKS!


For most every locals and residents nights at Sunday Sessions, we will have 3 x 40min time slots (8:00-8:40pm, 8:40 - 9:20pm, 9:20-10:00pm), designated as "Open Decks" for Ottawa Underground Dance Community dj's. DJ's are selected by a RANDOM DRAW.

DJ's who wish to participate need to arrive at Mercury Lounge for 7:50pm. We'll invite all DJ's present at 7:50 to come up and throw their name in the hat for a random draw. Whoever's name is picked first gets their first choice of the 3 available time slots listed above, 2nd gets 2nd choice and 3rd name picked gets what is left.

Any DJ's who have been previously for Open Decks and DIDN'T get picked, will get an additional ballot so we can give everyone a chance to play (ie, 2nd visit without playing gives 2 ballots, 3rd visit without playing gets 3 ballots, etc. Reset back to 1 ballot after they've played).

Whether your name gets drawn or it doesn't, we still encourage you to come out to the next Open Decks and throw your name in the hat again. We love to see that enthusiasm and look forward to seeing you often and getting to know you better. 


We must still respect the musical style of the event, and the flow of the evening, so this is NOT OPEN FORMAT.

This opportunity is for *underground house music* DJ's - sorry, no hardcore, techno, EDM or commercial dance, trance, dubstep, jungle etc. Any genre that falls under the "house music umbrella" is acceptable: deep house, funky, Chicago, jackin' house, progressive house, tech house, etc.

NO OUTSIDE EQUIPMENT please. We're keeping it simple and DJ's must play off USB's (or CD's, if anyone still uses those), using the CDJ2000nxs and DJM2000Nxs mixer already set up in Mercury Lounge. No laptops. controllers, etc.