Rare, Solo Performances – 2017

Starting this summer, Buffy Sainte-Marie will be bringing her highly anticipated solo concert to the following cities:

August 7 – Stratford, ON – Stratford Summer Music Festival @ Avondale United Church (SOLD OUT!!)
August 16 – Haliburton, ON – The Forest Festival @ Bone Lake Amphitheatre
August 17 – Owen Sound, ON – Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival @ Kelso Beach Park
August 18 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Folk Festival @ Showplace Performance Centre
November 19 – Sherwood Park, AB – Festival Place

Be sure not to miss this very rare opportunity to see Buffy Sainte-Marie live and solo.
Check back in with the tour dates section for additional tour dates (solo, and with her stellar backing band), or subscribe to Buffy Sainte-Marie’s official Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest.

NPR Top 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women – It’s My Way

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1964 debut album It’s My Way is among NPR’s Top 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women, coming in at #100.

Check out the full Top 150 list here.

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BBC World Service – The Cultural Frontline Interview

Buffy Sainte-Marie recently appeared on BBC World Service’s The Cultural Frontline for their feature on Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. Buffy weighs in on the occasion, listen to what she has to say in the episode podcast here.

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Canada Games Festival in Winnipeg – Concert Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will return to Winnipeg this summer to perform at the 2017 Canada Games Festival.

The Canada Games Festival will take place at The Forks over July 28 through August 12, and also features performances by Crash Test Dummies, Serena Ryder, Alan Doyle and many other performers from all over Canada.

Check out the Canada Games Festival schedule here for the complete line up.
All performances are free admission.
Buffy Sainte-Marie performs Sunday, August 6 at approx. 8:05pm (times subject to change, check the festival’s websites for updates).

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Canada Scene Ottawa w/ Very Special Guests – July 3

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform as part of the Canada Scene festival in Ottawa on July 3, 2017, at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall.
Presented by the National Arts Centre, this performance will feature Buffy Sainte-Marie joined by very special guests Randy Bachman, and DJ Shub, with an opening performance by Leela Gilday.

Tickets for this performance are on sale now, purchase yours online here.

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SummerStage @ Central Park – Concert Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will return to New York City this summer for a performance at SummerStage on Sunday, July 9 at the Central Park stage, with special guests A Tribe Called Red and Iskwé.

SummerStage is the largest FREE performing arts festival in New York City, presenting artists and genres that reflect the diverse cultures and communities in neighborhood parks across the five boroughs to help build new audiences and foster a broader interest in the arts.

Admission is free, head on over to the Summerstage website for more information about the show.

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Regina Folk Festival Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will make her highly anticipated return to the Regina Folk Festival this coming August.

Also featuring performances by Tegan and Sara, Lights, Marty Stuart, Coeur de Pirate and many others, the festival will take place at Victoria Park in Regina over August 10 through August 13, 2017.

Check out the Regina Folk Festival website for the complete line up as well as the schedule updates in the coming weeks. Festival passes are on sale now, get yours online here.

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Polaris Collaboration Session with Tanya Tagaq

Buffy Sainte-Marie recently headed into the studio with Tanya Tagaq for a Polaris Collaboration Session. With producer Jon Levine at the helm, the two Polaris Music Prize winners teamed up at The Orange Lounge in Toronto to record “You Got To Run (Spirit of the Wind)”. The song was originally written and recorded by Buffy Sainte-Marie for the soundtrack of Spirit of the Wind, the 1979 film inspired by the champion dogsled racer George Attla. This collaboration, presented by Stingray Music and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, is now available to hear on numerous Stingray Music channels, including Canadian Indie, Adult Alt, Canadian Voices, Canadian Adult Alternative, All Aboot Indie, Canadian Indie Chart and Stingray’s Hall of Fame Picks. A studio performance video of “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” is also available via the Polaris Music Prize YouTube channel, and you can hear the interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq discussing the collaboration on the latest episode of the Polaris Podcast.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

Buffy Sainte-Marie, the iconic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, social activist, educator, philanthropist and visual artist, has been awarded the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. Buffy will receive this honour at the 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, April 1st in Ottawa, ON, in recognition of her dedication to protecting indigenous communities and indigenous intellectual property, which have been at the epicentre of her lifelong activism.

I’ve had some great partners in mobilizing my ideas in art, education and technology, especially the W.K. Kellogg Foundation who taught me that there’s a difference between an administrator and a visionary. Both are important but visionaries are seldom pushy in that business way that administrators learn; and visionaries don’t think in corporate pecking order terms so often get squashed out in normal business systems,” said Sainte-Marie. “I’ve been lucky enough to work in both worlds, and although my timing has sometimes been off and gotten my big mouth into trouble, other times, with the help of other people, I’ve been effective beyond my expectations. So I thank all my colleagues in and outof the music business for helping put my songs to work.”

The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award is presented annually at the JUNO Awards, by Bell Media. For more information, including past recipients, head over to the JUNO Awards website.

Congratulations Buffy!

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2017 Indspire Awards Performance

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform live at the 2017 Indspire Awards in Ottawa, ON on Friday, March 24, 2017.

The Indspire Awards will be celebrating its 24th anniversary in conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary at the National Arts Centre. Ticket packages can be purchased here.

Representing the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers, the Indspire Awards were created in 1993, in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. They promote self-esteem and pride for Indigenous communities and provide outstanding role models for Indigenous youth.

 

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