- In-person event
- ≈ 2 hours · With intermission
Tribute performances by Canadian artists in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience produced and presented by the National Arts Centre, for a later CBC and CBC Gem broadcast special on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS:
And more to come!
Duncan McCue - CBC
Tom Jackson - actor, musician, and activist
Sarah Midanik - President & CEO at The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
ShoShona Kish - producer, activist, songwriter
Alanis Obomsawin - filmmaker, singer, artist, and activist
Dr. Roberta Bondar - Canadian astronaut and neurologist
There is no one like Buffy Sainte-Marie. She is an Oscar-winning composer, musician, visual artist, activist, educator. Her body of work has and will continue to change the hearts and minds of generations.
On September 16th Canadian musicians will take the stage to celebrate the timeless artistry and tremendous impact of Buffy Sainte-Marie. Buffy will be in attendance to witness these dynamic tribute performances acknowledging her lifelong artistic contribution. The guest of honour will join her band on stage for an unforgettable finale.
-Rock n' Roll Black Tie: this is a relaxed formal black tie event, for example what you would wear to the Junos
-Traditional Dress is always welcome
To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, CBC and CBC Gem will present the National Arts Centre tribute concert honouring Buffy Sainte-Marie as a 60-minute special on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. local (8 pm NT) for audiences across Canada. The program will also be available to stream on-demand after the initial broadcast on CBC Gem. APTN will broadcast the show on Sept 30th at 8 pm EDT.