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.




Woodford Folk Festival – Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will make her highly anticipated return to Australia, concluding 2016 with two rare solo performances at the 31st annual Woodford Folk Festival.

The Woodford Folk Festival, an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights from Dec 27th through to January 1st. More than 2000 performers and 438 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests. The festival takes place in Woodfordia across multiple venues.

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform on Thursday, December 29 at Grande, and Friday, December 30th at Garland.

In addition to her performances, Buffy Sainte-Marie will also join host Rhoda Roberts in conversation on Friday, December 30th at Songlines, for a Woodford Folk Festival featured discussion titled Ancient Cultures, New Conversations: The GroundBreakers with Buffy Sainte Marie.

The full festival line up has been announced, check out the 2016 Woodford Folk Festival programme and schedule here.
Festival tickets and passes are also on sale online here.

Buffy Queensland Hi Res

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 – Festival Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016, San Francisco’s FREE music festival featuring over 100 musical artists over 7 stages. This year’s festival occurs September 30 till October 2.
Buffy will perform on Sunday, October 2 on the Swan Stage.

This is a free admission event, which takes place at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park.

The full festival line up has been announced, check out who else will be performing this year here.


Aboriginal Day Live 2016 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Buffy Sainte-Marie will be among the talented music line up at Aboriginal Day Live 2016, celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, June 25.

Joining Buffy during her performance are some very special guests: the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, directed by conductor Alexander Mickelthwate.

Other performers on the ADL2016 lineup include A Tribe Called Red, Dragonette, Elisapie, Genvieve Fisher, Ghostkeeper, and more.

Admission is free, and the festivities begin early so come on down to The Forks for Canada’s largest National Aboriginal Day celebration!


Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concert – June 30

Buffy Sainte-Marie is pleased to announce a very special performance in Toronto, ON with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, presented in partnership with the Polaris Music Prize.

On Thursday, June 30, join Buffy Sainte-Marie and the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall for an evening of Buffy’s most cherished musical works performed as symphonic orchestrations arranged by fellow Polaris Music Prize winner and composer Owen Pallett, and composer Richie Kohan.

Directing the TSO will be conductor Lucas Waldin, currently the Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and collaborator on other such pops symphony performances with artists including Ben Folds, Barenaked Ladies and Natalie MacMaster to name a few.

Tickets are on sale now, this is a show that is not to be missed!


Rare, Solo Performances – Summer 2016

Over the past week, Buffy Sainte-Marie has been on tour bringing audiences a rare and highly anticipated opportunity to see Buffy perform solo.
For those curious as to what to expect, check out this fantastic review of Buffy’s solo performance at the Kent Folk Stage, courtesy of Cool Cleveland’s Jordan Davis.

Be sure to catch Buffy Sainte-Marie on tour this summer, bringing her solo show to the following cities:

June 17 – Joussard, AB – North Country Fair
June 18 – Saskatoon, SK – MoSo 2016 @ Broadway Theatre
July 24 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival 2016
August 11 – Sudbury, ON – Fraser Auditorium
August 13 – Kingsville, ON – Kingsville Folk Music Festival

Keep an eye on the tour dates section for additional dates (solo, and with her stellar backing band), and be sure to subscribe to the official Buffy Sainte-Marie Facebook and Twitter pages for tour updates and news.

“Carry It On” Music Video

Announcing the brand new music video for “Carry It On” from Power in the Blood, produced by fan and friend Gabriel Constant. Please enjoy and kindly share!

2016 Indies with Indie88 – Award Nomination

Buffy Sainte-Marie is please to share that she has been nominated in the Aboriginal Artist/Group of the Year category for the 2016 Indie Awards with Indie88.

Winners are determined by fan and industry vote, head on over to the voting page to cast your votes.

Check out the full list of 2016 nominees here.

The winners will be announced at the 2016 Indie Awards show during Canadian Music Week in Toronto, on May 4th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The Awards will feature performances by the Strumbellas, Wintersleep and more. A limited number of tickets are still available here.

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

Carry It On At The 2016 JUNO Awards

In case you missed Buffy Sainte-Marie’s inspiring performance of her spoken word version of “Carry It On” tonight at the 2016 JUNO Awards broadcast, watch it below, courtesy of CTV.

The performance is also available for stream and download on Google Play, get your copy here.

Congratulations to all of this year’s JUNO Award winners and nominees!

Power in the Blood Wins Two 2016 JUNO Awards

Buffy Sainte-Marie took home two 2016 JUNO Awards tonight at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in Calgary for Power in the Blood,  in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year categories. Congratulations Buffy!

Watch the entire JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Juno TV.

View the full list of 2016 JUNO Award winners this evening here.

Be sure to tune into the 2016 JUNO Awards broadcast live from Calgary on Sunday, April 3 to catch a very special appearance by Buffy Sainte-Marie.



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