Articles by Elise Nelson

20 something event organizer, and promoter of all things hip in Sault Ste. Marie and beyond. Projects include: Festival of Beer, Girl Friday Productions and Loplops Promotions.

Put Some Spring In That Loplops

March 22nd, 2017 at 4:07pm by:

Spring is here! Well it’s still a little chilly but we’ve got events to keep you warm! MUST SEE SHOWS NLFB Meltdown April 1st at Loplops Elliott Brood with the Steeltown Playboys April 20th at Loplops SSM Festival of Beer The Tasting (day) with The Wooden Sky (evening)  April 22nd at The Bushplane Museum The […]

A Very Loplops Christmas

December 20th, 2016 at 8:51pm by:

Christmas Continues with the following acts! Josh Norling Double Trio- New Original Jazz 22/12 (Free Show) The Barn Board Trio Pre Christmas Bash- 3 piece Blues/Rock/Country band 23/12 $5 Tidal Records Boxing Day Show- TIDAL RECORDS presents 3 of Sault Ste. Marie’s top original acts GNAEUS, K.I.C.K, THE DIN 26/12 $10 Kalle Mattson’s Annual Festivus Show- Folk, Rock, […]


September 27th, 2016 at 7:32pm by:

Sault Ste. Marie will be having its own version of the popular German celebration Oktoberfest. The Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre will host the event from 12p.m. to 6p.m. on Saturday October 8th. Outspoken Brewing is proud to be the official brewery of Oktoberfest and have crafted a special brew to be debuted at the event. […]

“To boldly go where no beer lover has gone before” SSM FOB PART V: The Next Kegeration

April 12th, 2016 at 1:07am by:

OFFICIAL EVENT RELEASE *************************** SAULT STE. MARIE ON- On April 23rd, the fifth installment of the Festival of Beer will be bringing the suds to Sault Ste Marie. This year’s event returns to the Canadian Bushplane Museum from 1pm-7pm. With over 80 beer varieties to sample from over 20 different breweries. Starring breweries from all […]

March Gigs Part 2: The Lamb

March 15th, 2016 at 8:45pm by:

Longer days and sunshine ahead! Here comes Spring and we’re ready! Updates: FOOD is back! In case you didn’t know the pizza’s went away for a holiday but now they’re back with a few editions. Individual gourmet pizzas, soft baked pretzels with curried yogurt, house made hummus with feta almond spread on warm pita, and […]

March Part 1: The Lion

March 1st, 2016 at 9:52pm by:

Spring is coming we swear! With that being said here are some things we’ve been working on. March Gigs Part 1: The Lion   Friday March 4, 2016- Ivory Hours with Mountain of Wolves. Ivory Hours is a sassy alt-pop trio from London, Ontario. After releasing their album on June 9th 2015 the band went on […]


January 10th, 2016 at 9:03pm by:

What a year it’s been at Loplops Lounge! We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who continues to show their support for all things Loplops. If you posted on Facebook, came out to a show, or consumed a drink we thank you. 2015 was great. Here’s our year in pictures featuring artists, and […]

Loplops Twelve

December 11th, 2015 at 1:21am by:

Good things come in twelves? Elves? This holiday season we have quite the lineup in store for all your social gatherings. The second week of December is here and there’s still lots to catch at Loplops. First things first, the staff is ready for the holidays! Our very own Hillary “I love crop tops” Pagnucco […]

All the Fall

September 21st, 2015 at 1:01am by:

September brings us back. Back to school, back to routine, back to the city. That means back to Loplops. No, we didn’t go anywhere but colder days means more time spent with us. Good news! We have a great lineup of shows and events planned for all your Fall outings. The Lineup… Click the links […]

The bonus Blog, it’s all you’re getting.

August 5th, 2015 at 12:33am by:

Summer’s been fun so far, welcome August. Two of my favourites working together, Matt Beringer of The National and Menomena’s Brent Knopf. “This record is more autobiographical than anything else I’ve written, but the details aren’t true,” “…It’s written in the voices of a few invented characters, composites of different people—myself, my wife, and other people […]

Nellie’s bonus blog, CANADA DAY EDITION

July 1st, 2015 at 4:29pm by:

The bonus blog falls on everyone’s most patriotic day, OH CANADA BABY! This edition is all things Canada. Indie 88 has your ridiculously Canadian songs covered, here’s a taste. For more greats click the here. A song about simpler times growing up in Northern Ontario sung by an absolute Canadian icon.   Lewis Hong Chow: […]

Emergency Festival all the gory details.

June 26th, 2015 at 10:12pm by:

This summer will see many popular Downtown Sault Ste Marie events put on hold. The Emergency Music and Arts festival is being organized to help fill this gap in summertime entertainment. The one-day festival will include popular Canadian acts,  the Sunparlour Players and Poor Young Things as well as local rockers, The Pixo Control. On […]

Nellie’s Bonus Blog June

June 1st, 2015 at 7:49pm by:

I’ve decided I want to share random things I like on the first of every month. Mostly just bits I enjoy and typically share to Facebook, but the blog needs the love too. Mary Ellen Mark Was a Master of the Unexpected Amanda and her cousin Amy. Mary Ellen Mark 1990. Documentary photographer, known for […]

Emergency Fest Needs Your Help!

May 27th, 2015 at 10:53pm by:

Something great is happening and it’s an Emergency. Not the bad type of emergency, it’s something born out of the fear of nothing happening. Emergency year 1… In the summer of 2014 Sault Ste. Marie saw a few major summer events come to an end because of lack of funding, seeing it as an opportunity […]

Beer Here

April 30th, 2015 at 6:09pm by:

Something really awesome happened last weekend. For some people the third weekend in April is like Christmas. That weekend was SSM Festival of Beer. With 24 breweries and over 90 types of beer to choose from, this years fest was the biggest yet. Year 4 “The Prefill” brought its “A” game. The suds for the […]

Crisp Sounds

March 18th, 2015 at 2:34pm by:

Local arts and culture group Ears and Eyes continue their Vinyl Listening Parties this month, for the first time at Loplops Lounge. That’s right people, you can now have a beer while listening to your choice of record! These parties aim to bring people together for the sole purpose of sharing music, specifically on vinyl. […]

Febrewary, yeah, yeah, yeah it’s cold.

March 2nd, 2015 at 2:04am by:

I recently had the pleasure of attending Sudbury’s first ever Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival, organized by Stack Brewing . Held at The Grand, Sudbury’s infamous nightclub, this event featured some of Ontario’s best “up and coming” brews. Music and food were part of the good times, with education sessions, and a home brew competition to boot. […]

Blue Monday happened, move on.

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:20am by:

Winters in the north can be long, cold and long. There’s a lot of time spent indoors binging on Netflix and eating comfort food, whilst dreaming of those long summer days on the lake. So what’s a Northerner to do? Get Outside! I know we all want to stay warm but why not make the […]

Nellie’s top things to do in downtown SSM.

December 25th, 2014 at 12:00am by:

What about everything else going on downtown? Here’s the list I promised… #1 Have a morning coffee at Dish Espresso Bar.  All coffee is from Ideal coffee in Kensington Market, from what Steve (owner of Loplops) would call a coffee guru. Dish’s relaxed atmosphere and lovely baristas will get your day off to the right […]

Knocking at your door.

December 12th, 2014 at 4:08am by:

I’ve been given the opportunity to put my ideas and interests out to the wonderful world of Sault Ste. Marie, about whatever musings I have rattling around in my head. Let me tell you about a few things… I moved back to “The Soo” after a year of living in the UK. My experiences there […]

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    @LopLopLounge on Oct 13 '17 at 11:48pm
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