Fresh Beat electronic music festival organizer Steve Martin is gearing up for this weekend’s free outdoor show.

The show, a first in Ottawa, will take place Saturday from noon until 9 p.m. in Confederation Park.

Fresh Beat is a house music Internet radio show and Saturday’s performance will be broadcast on This summer, Martin and his business partner Martin Michalowski have taken to the streets hosting outdoor events across the country.

“The outdoor shows are to promote local DJs and Canadian talent,” said Martin, a resident of Gatineau. “The best thing about this event is that it’s at Confederation Park, an urban location.”

Martin is hoping for more than 300 people, and wants to make Fresh?Beat an annual festival.

Although the volunteer-run event is free, Martin is hoping for donations: “We really need public support by voluntary contribution to cover the cost of the event,” he said.