Harrison Festival of the Arts – July 6

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this July 6, 2018 in Harrison Hot Springs, BC at the Harrison Memorial Hall with special guest William Prince.

Now in its 40th year, the Harrison Festival of the Arts celebrates musical, visual and literary arts from all over the world.

Tickets and festival passes are on sale Tuesday, May 1.
Head over to the festival website for more information and the full line up.

Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence

Buffy Sainte-Marie received the Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence at the Vision Maker Media Film Festival in Lincoln, NE on April 20. Also honored, Harriett Skye, Ph.D.

The award reception kicked off the 7th Biennial Vision Maker Media Film Festival. The film festival features the best of Indigenous films, running April 20 – 26, 2018 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on the University of Nebraska campus. For more information, visit the Vision Maker Media Film Festival website.

Canmore Folk Music Festival Announcement

This August, Buffy Sainte-Marie will headline the 2018 Canmore Folk Music Festival in Canmore, AB.

The festival occurs August 4-6 at Centennial Park.

The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of folk, world, blues and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 21,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world.

The festival line up also includes performances by Carlos Del Junco and The Blue Mongrels, Coco Love Alcorn, Ruthie Foster, Joey Landreth Trio, and more. Head over to the Canmore Folk Music Festival website for the full lineup and more information.

Festival passes are on sale now, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s performance date and set times TBA, check back for more info.

Medicine Songs Wins at 2018 JUNO Awards

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Medicine Songs took home the Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards. The award was presented at the Gala Dinner Awards in Vancouver on March 24. Congratulations Buffy!

Mariposa Folk Festival Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the 2018 Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, ON.

The festival occurs July 6, 7 & 8 at Tudhope Park. Buffy Sainte-Marie performs on the main stage on Sunday, July 8.

One of the longest running folk festivals in North America, the Mariposa Folk Festival is renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists, with 100+ performances of every kind on its 11 stages that showcase music, dance and spoken word.

Other performers on the festival line up so far are  Walk Off The Earth, Bahamas, Alan Doyle, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, and many more. Head over to the Mariposa Folk Festival website for the full lineup and more information.

Festival passes are on sale now.

2018 Indigenous Music Awards Nominations

The 2018 Indigenous Music Awards nominees have been announced, and Buffy Sainte-Marie has received two nominations. Her brand new album Medicine Songs has been nominated for Best Folk Album, and her music video for “The War Racket” has been nominated for Best Music Video.

The Indigenous Music Awards (formerly Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards) is the world’s premier awards show recognizing the accomplishments of Indigenous recording artists and music industry professionals from around the globe.

Congratulations to Buffy, and to all of this year’s nominees.

The 2018 Indigenous Music Awards will be hosted in Winnipeg on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Club Regent Event Centre. Tickets are on sale now.

SKOOKUM Festival – Vancouver, BC

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the inaugural SKOOKUM Festival, taking place in Vancouver, BC over September 7 – 9, 2018 at Stanley Park.

SKOOKUM features an eclectic mix of today’s contemporary music along with live art, sculpture, and multimedia installations. Music will be complemented by remarkable culinary dishes from some of Vancouver’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs with tasting areas showcasing some of the best premium BC wines, local distilleries and craft breweries.

Other performers at the festival include The Killers, Florence + The Machine, Metric, Blue Rodeo, St. Vincent, and many more. For the full lineup and more information, head over to the SKOOKUM Festival website.

Festival passes are on sale Friday, March 16, get yours here.

“The War Racket” Music Video

Check out the brand new music video for Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “The War Racket”, from her JUNO Award-nominated album Medicine Songs; animated by recording and visual artist Kurt Swinghammer.

“Billionaire bullies on both sides collude in wars that suck money out of the heart of both domestic economies and into the big pockets at the top. It’s a racket and it’s obscene.”
– Buffy Sainte-Marie

Enjoy and share!

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the 27th annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival,  happening in Kaslo, BC over August 3 – 5, 2018. The festival takes place at Kaslo Bay Park.

This intimate and laid-back world-class music festival has been hosting big names and newly discovered gems of the music business since 1992.

Other performers announced include Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples, Shovels and Rope, and many more.
Head over to the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival website for this year’s lineup.

Festival tickets are on sale now, get yours here.

2018 JUNO Award Nominations

The 2018 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced and Buffy Sainte-Marie has been nominated for two JUNO Awards for her brand new album Medicine Songs. The nominations are in the following categories:

Indigenous Music Album of the Year
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Congratulations to Buffy, and to all of this year’s nominees.
For a complete list of 2018 nominees, click here.

The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be hosted in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25, 2018 and broadcast live on CBC.

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