FREE LIVE EVENING MAINSTAGE CONCERT
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Aboriginal artists from across Canada will take the stage to celebrate the event’s 10-year anniversary!
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A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red has been influencing the international electronic scene and is part of the rise in the urban Aboriginal youth renaissance. Made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness, and 2oolman, this trio producer/DJ crew have created Pow Wow Step – being booked for music festivals and nightlife events around the world.
Buffy Sainte-Marie with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator and visual artist whose inter-generational influence is awe-inspiring. Buffy Sainte-Marie is iconic to the masses. With beginnings in the passion of activism and anthems from the 1960s, Sainte-Marie’s harmonies, lyrics, and beats reach beyond folk.
Sharing the stage during Sainte-Marie’s second half of her show will be 50 members of The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and German conductor Alexander Mickelthwate.
Dragonette has worked with international electronic dance music power players such as Calvin Harris to name just one. The mastermind of singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara and her husband, bassist Dan Kurtz with the addition of drummer Joel Stouffer, the trio has become a global leftfield popster phenomenon.
Elisapie Isaac is a singer-songwriter and award-winning multifaceted artist who was raised among the Inuk culture of Salluit, Nunavik. With her latest album Travelling Love, a collection of organic pop elements layered with lyrics of English and Inuktitut, the poetry of the north makes a captivating descent south.
At 23 years old, Genevieve Fisher is swiftly rising on the Canadian country music scene. Fisher has performed at some of Canada’s largest country music festivals such as Boots & Hearts, Boot Hill Jamboree, and Rockin’ Wheel.
Ghostkeeper is a four-piece band that creates a continually evolving sound. With current elements of ‘60s girl-group melodies and country royalty to indie rock, African pop and pow wow music. Original members Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle with drummer Eric Hamelin and bassist Ryan Bourne are the most recent arrangement of the band.
Joey Stylez is a prism of creativity: an award-winning Métis-Cree singer-songwriter, rapper, First Nations activist, fashion designer and more. He is also one of a few who brought Aboriginal rap to the masses that speaks to a far-reaching audience.
Kristi Lane Sinclair
A Haida-Cree singer-songwriter raised in rural BC, Kristi Lane Sinclair is a fierce and spirited persona. Both characteristics echo in the essence of her melange of songs and melodies. Sinclair’s do-it-yourself style is woven with grunge, folk, and classical sounds.