Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography – Pre-order

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography will arrive on bookshelves worldwide this coming September 25 via Greystone Books.

In what is Sainte-Marie’s first and only authorized biography, author and music critic Andrea Warner draws from more than sixty hours of exclusive interviews to offer a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and everything that she has accomplished in her seventy-seven years (and counting).

Pre-order your copy now from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or other online retailers.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Announcement

Don’t miss Buffy Sainte-Marie at the 2018 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, occurring over August 9-12 at Gallagher Park in Edmonton, AB.

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs Thursday, August 9 on the main stage at approx. 8:30pm (set times subject to change).

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from around the world. Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world.

Festival passes ago on sale June 2 at 10am MT, for the full festival line up and more information, visit the Edmonton Folk Music Festival website.

Celebrating Massey Hall: 124 Years

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform among a star-studded lineup of Canadian talent celebrating the 124th anniversary of Massey Hall in Toronto, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Other performers include Jim Cuddy, Sarah Harmer, Sam Roberts, Whitehorse and more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale May 25, get yours here.

Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins Two Indigenous Music Awards

This evening the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards were presented in Winnipeg, MB, and Buffy Sainte-Marie took home Best Folk Album for Medicine Songs and Best Music Video for “The War Racket”. Congratulations to Buffy Sainte-Marie and all of this year’s awards recipients! Check out the full list of Indigenous Music Awards winners here.


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.


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