Indigenous Live Music Picks – September 8-11

It’s another full weekend of live Indigenous music, powwows, festivals and award shows, including the first ever RPM Presents show!

Derek Miller
September 8-10 – Catch Mohawk blues man Friday September 8th at Knights of Columbus Hall, Kahnawake, QC, Saturday at Brass Horse Bar & Grill, Akwesasne, NY and Sunday at Ohsweken Fair, Six Nations, ON. More info: derekmiller.ca

Samantha Crain
September 8 – Samantha’s last Oklahoma City gig of the year takes place at Saint’s, in the Plaza District. More info: facebook.com

Navajo Nation Fair
September 5-11 – The 65th Annual Fair will see about 15,000 visitors a day to Window Rock, AZ, for live music, rodeo, carnival and more Event info: navajonationfair.com

Indian Summer Festival
September 9-11 – The 25th annual festival and the Indian Summer Music Awards includes live performances from Eagle and Hawk, Brulé, Wayne Lavallee, Jimmy Lee Young, T-Hawk, Johnathan Ward and a lot more. Full lineup and schedule: indiansummer.org

Akwesane Powwow
September 10-11 – Gates open at 10am at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island, ON. More info: akwesasnepowwow.com

Rockin’ The District
September 9 – Winnipeg’s Most joins the lineup at this one day/all day music festival in Old Market Square, Winnipeg, MB. More info: rockinthedistrict.com

Sagkeeng Powwow
Saturday 10-11 – Grand entry is at 11am and 6pm, host drum is Sagkeeng Community Drum and Traditional Drums with co-host Whitefish Bay Singers. Sagkeeng Powwow Grounds, MB. More info: facebook.com

New Forms Festival
September 9-11 – A Tribe Called Red will be rocking the Waldorf in Vancouver, BC, as part of the Saturday night lineup. Full lineup:  newformsfestival.com

Drum/Prayer Circle for Eli PaintedCrow and Turtle Women Rising
September 10 – Bring your drum to Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland, CA, from 12-4pm. More info: facebook.com

Electric Powwow
September 10 – While A Tribe Called Red is kicking it in Vancouver, DJs Budda Blaze and Magnificent will take their place at the monthly electric powwow, Babylon Nightclub, Ottawa, ON. More info: facebook.com

RPM Presents: Ryan McMahon/Clarence Two Toes with Special Guests
September 11 – RPM’s own Ostwelve hosts the first “RPM Presents” event in Vancouver, BC, with Ryan McMahon, Clarence Two Toes, and some very special musical guests. More info: facebook.com