Top 10 Indigenous Music Events August 19-21

It’s another full weekend of music on Turtle Island this weekend! Here’s RPM’s Top 10 picks.

1. Robson Valley Music Festival

August 19-21 – Kinnie Starr and Digging Roots will be performing up in Dunster, BC this weekend – you can expect to see fantastic collabroation if these artists get on a stage together. More info:  robsonvalleymusicfestivalbc.com

2. Chief Seattle Days
August 19-21 – The 101st annual celebration of Squamish Nation’s famous leader includes a powwow, canoe races, golf and music in Squamish, WA. More info: suquamish.org

3. Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest
August 19-21 – You’ll catch Eekwol, Don Amero and Cris Derksen at this festival that musically reaches beyond its name in Salmon Arm, BC. Full lineup and info at:  rootsandblues.ca

4. Red Nation Music Festival
August 19 – Concurrent to the Sante Fe Indian Market, this festival will include performances by Lakota Jonez, Indigenous, Blackfire, Miracle Dolls, Sage, Aaron White, Twang Deluxe, The Plateros and many more – all in one day! At Rodeo de Santa Fe, Sante Fe, NM.  Full line-up and info: rednationmusicfest.com

5. Lil Pappie
August 19 – “The Chief of Pop” will take the stage with guests Lil D (The New Addiction), BrennanJaay, Chad Ferreira, Skitzo, Young Jibwe and more at the West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB. More info: facebook.com

6. Winnipeg’s Most CD Release Party
August 19 – Celebrate Winnipeg’s Most’s recent release with Filthy Animals and The Heatbag Family at The Pyramid, Winnipeg, MB. More info: facebook.com

7. Wahnapitae First Nation 16th Annual Powwow
August 20-21 – The theme of this year’s powwow is “Minaajtoong Mijiwebnin Gdi-chijaakminan” with host drum Whitetail Cree, co-host drum Black Bear and invited drum Smoke Trail at Wahnapitae First Nation in Ontario. More info: wahnapitaefirstnation.com

8. Salmon Row
August 18-28 – A story of the mouth of the Fraser River and the people who thrived on the salmon there is told with 20 actors, stilted characters, masks and original music at Brittania Heritage Shipyard, Richmond, BC. More info: facebook.com

9. Swinefest
August 20 – Derek Miller & The Blues Fiasco, The Healers, Jasper, The Breaking Wind and more will make for a big party at this one day festival on Six Nations. More info: facebook.com

10. Lockport Family Festival
August 19-21 – Ray St. Germain, Eagle & Hawk, Sierra Noble and Ron Loutit  are part of the nightly music schedule in Lockport, MB. Full schedule and info: lockportmanitoba.ca