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Aboriginal Pavilion to Host Epic 10-Day Indigenous Music and Arts Festival in Toronto

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto will get a huge dose of Indigenous culture this summer, during the Aboriginal Pavilion’s inaugural arts and music festival.

We heard word about the Aboriginal Pavilion‘s plans a while ago, but we didn’t realize the extent of what they were planning.

The festival is going to be huge.

Coinciding with the 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Games in Toronto, the Aboriginal Pavilion will bring together some of the most dynamic Indigenous artists and musicians from across Turtle Island to perform over the course of ten music-filled days—from July 17-26, 2015.

In addition to the music, the organizers are also planning to feature comedy, visual arts, traditional crafts workshops, artist talks, film screenings and a curated exhibition.

Keep an eye on the Aboriginal Pavilion site for the release of the full schedule, but for now, check out the festival concert listings. All events are free and open to the public. Performances will take place at the Fort York Historic Site’s Garrison Common grounds (250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto).

And just look at who’s performing. It’s going to get hot in Toronto this summer. Be there or be colonized.

ABORIGINAL PAVILION FESTIVAL LINEUP:

  • 1491s
  • A Tribe Called Red
  • Susan Agluklark
  • Gabriel Ayala
  • Mob Bounce
  • Tomson Highway & Patricia Cano
  • Cris Derksen
  • Brendt Thomas Diabo
  • Bitterly Divine
  • Ruben Esguerra
  • Leela Gilday
  • Quetzal Guerrero
  • Dustin Hollings
  • Nigel Irwin
  • Iskwé
  • Iskwew Singers
  • Elisapie Isaac
  • Reyes Poetry & Sacramento Knoxx
  • George Leach
  • LightningCloud
  • Cheri Maracle
  • Jace Martin
  • Melody McKiver
  • Plex & Rellik
  • Ryan McMahon
  • Nadjiwan
  • Sierra Noble
  • Candy Palmater
  • Lido Pimienta
  • Amanda Rheaume
  • Classic Roots
  • Digging Roots
  • Don Ross
  • Crystal Shawanda
  • Nick Sherman
  • Logan Staats
  • Ulali

The Aboriginal Pavilion Indigenous arts and music festival runs July 17-26, 2015. For more information visit www.alppavilion.ca.

1 Comment

  1. Adela Levi

    It would have been nice to see the band called “Eagle Feather performing in Migmag from Elsipogtog, N.B. and a group called “Relative” from Eskasoni, N.S. There are many bands and groups across Canada. We are after all a whole nation across Canada. Just adding this comment.