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.



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.


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.


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.




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.

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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!



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