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Choose from a wide variety of concerts featuring well-known Canadian superstars such as Patrick Watson and Natalie MacMaster and mix it up with shows by some of Canada's most talented emerging artists. What will you add to your NAC Presents playlist?

Tickets only $15/show for our new Fridays at the Fourth emerging artists series. 

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    Fourth Stage

    Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners on and off stage, they summon music from a place where ideals and imagination intertwine.

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    with the NAC Orchestra, special guest My Brightest Diamond

    Southam Hall

    Approaching 20 years as a band, and with a storied catalogue including their seminal 2007 album “Set Yourself On Fire”, Montreal’s STARS have made a career telling the tales we keep in the darkest, and most hopeful parts of our souls. NAC Presents is honoured to welcome this legendary art-pop collective live in Southam Hall with the NAC Orchestra!

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    This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert series you will never forget. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented session musicians – and their entire family – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true Cape Breton Christmas celebration. “This tour is going to have an energy that goes beyond the duration of the show,” says Natalie MacMaster. “I want it to stay with our fans throughout the holidays, and beyond.”

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    Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

    with special guests Rebecca Campbell and Kellylee Evans

    Azrieli Studio

    From Romanian-jazz to flamenco and beyond, the award winning Sultans of String are Canada’s mutable masters of global string music. They return to the NAC to expand traditional notions of holiday music with their new, genre-hopping disc, “Christmas Caravan”. On it, they combine Quebecois fiddle tunes with a traditional Turkish string ensemble, re-imagine classic pop songs by the Andrews Sisters, go on a Himalayan sleigh ride, and much more. This is Christmas as you’ve never heard it, honouring countless global perspectives, and performed by some of the world’s most renowned players.

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    A Skydiggers Christmas

    Azrieli Studio

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    Christmas with Matt Andersen

    special appearances by Donovan Woods and Suzie Vinnick

    Southam Hall

    Blessed with titanic pipes and monumental spirit, Matt Anderson is without a doubt Canada’s crowned-prince of soul-infused blues-rock. Anderson lights up Southam Hall this season in support of his incendiary new album “Honest Man”.

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    The Christmas List

    Le Trio BBQ & Le quatuor Vox A4

    Azrieli Studio

    The inexplicable magic, joy, and romance of Roma-swing jazz! Join Trio BBQ for a revelatory holiday show like no other. Vocalist Katerine Desrochers, percussionist Véronique Boucher, and the VoxA4 quartet add that swing to Christmas classics, and whisk you off to another time in faraway lands for a night of musical revelry!

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    Johnny Reid: Home for the Holidays

    with the NAC Orchestra

    Southam Hall

    NAC Presents is thrilled to welcome one of Canada’s brightest stars for two spectacular nights in Southam Hall, joined by the NAC Orchestra!

    Johnny Reid has built up a ravenous audience worldwide with his irrefutable charm, smoky tenor, and formidable on-stage presence. Over an illustrious career spanning more than a decade, the JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter has amassed an extensive catalogue of hit songs, album sales totalling over 1.5 million units in Canada, countless awards and multiple sold out national arena tours. 

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    Rant Maggie Rant

    Azrieli Studio

    Since their debut in 2008, RANT MAGGIE RANT has consistently won over audiences at festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. The original goal was to take traditional Celtic music as the foundation, then liberally and unapologetically colour outside the prescribed lines. In a nut-shell, have fun!

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    Patrick Watson

    with the NAC Orchestra

    Southam Hall

    As part of our new SESSIONS series, NAC Presents ecstatically welcomes Montreal’s inimitable Patrick Watson for a truly special, one-night performance with the NAC Orchestra.


    Chromatic Tour

    Fourth Stage

    One to watch KALLITECHNIS is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and visual artist from Park Ex, Montreal.

    Modern and positive: this is bedroom-R&B at its finest.

  12. Antoine Corriveau

    Fourth Stage

    Critically acclaimed and SOCAN Song Award winner 2015 Antoine Corriveau redefines himself from album to album whilst imposing his racy song-writing style

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    Fourth Stage

    The product of a vast  and complex roots, Nomad'Stones is a collective music project cobbled from universal dust. Drawing on African, Latin, and pan-national musical influences, Nomad'Stones' music is inimitable, unplaceable, but wholly familiar: borderless music for borderless times. 

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    Outside I’m A Giant

    Fourth Stage

    Floating down the hills from Quebec's upper Gatineau, the haunting ethereal sounds of Outside I'm a Giant carry poetic homage to Leonard Cohen along with the unconventional structure and "art first" honesty of Gordon Lightfoot's music.

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    Doc Walker

    Azrieli Studio

    Country legends Doc Walker are releasing their new album, Weathervane, March 31. The first single from the new record, "Heart of the Heartland" pays homage to small town pride across the country. The single will be available digitally and on country radio on March 17, 2017.

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    Port Cities

    Azrieli Studio

    In the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the masses.

  17. Choir! Choir! Choir!

    Southam Hall

    Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube (15,000 subscribers and over 10 million views). The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.

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    Amanda Rheaume

    Fourth Stage

    Amanda Rheaume, is an accomplished Métis singer-songwriter with a slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible Americana pop sound.

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    Florian Hoefner Trio

    Fourth Stage

    Born and raised in Germany, trained in New York City and now based in Canada, jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner, draws from a myriad of influences that cumulate in his unique brand of modern jazz.

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    Joseph Edgar

    Fourth Stage

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    a musical tribute

    We Love Belafonte

    featuring Alex Cuba, David Myles, Florence K and Katie Moore

    Southam Hall

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    Ryan Cook

    Fourth Stage

    Mixing classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has forged a sound between contemporary folk and dyed-inthe wool country.

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    Azrieli Studio

    Hillsburn is a powerhouse. Their songs are timeless, their sound every bit as anthemic as Florence + The Machine’s, but with soaring three-part harmonies thrown in for good measure.

  24. Leahy

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Over the course of their notable career, Canadian group Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands.

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    Alexandra Stréliski

    Azrieli Studio

    One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, Alexandra Stréliski creates music that enthralls listeners, filling their minds with rich, cinematic images.

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    Noah Derksen

    Fourth Stage

    Born and raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies and maturing on the west coast of British Columbia, Noah Derksen writes with the groundedness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the optimism of British Columbia’s coastline.

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    Dave Gunning

    Azrieli Studio

    With a career spanning two decades, Dave Gunning is one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters who has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and eight East Coast Music Awards for his well-crafted work.

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    Gentiane MG Trio

    Fourth Stage

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    Le Vent du Nord

    Azrieli Studio

    Not only regarded as incomparable ambassadors of French culture, Le Vent du Nord is a driving force behind Quebec's progressive folk movement, as well as a key group in the renaissance of Quebec's traditional music. 

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    Megan Bonnell

    Fourth Stage

    Separate Rooms, the third full-length album from Toronto singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell, is the timely and bold statement of a self-assured woman navigating an increasingly dark and perplexing world. 

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    Doug Paisley

    Azrieli Studio

    To make his first album in nearly 5 years, Doug Paisley stayed in his hometown of Toronto, playing with old friends and collaborators, and recording in home studios around the city.

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    Diyet & The Love Soldiers

    Fourth Stage

    Born in a tent and raised in a cabin on the shores of a glacial lake in the Kluane region of Canada’s Yukon, country-roots artist Diyet is a seamless amalgam of cultures. Via folk music and Aboriginal forms, she channels her various linages (Southern Tutchone, Japanese, Tlingit and Scottish) into stories and melodies deeply rooted in her Indigenous world view, and northern reality. The owner of a formidable voice, she performs as a trio with husband/guitarist/collaborator, Robert van Lieshout, and multi- instrumentalist, Bob Hamilton. Diyet’s music is an adventurous show and tell, effortlessly balancing modernity and tradition.

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    Amanda Martinez is a singer-songwriter whose music exultingly blends her Mexican father and South African mother’s roots with Latin soul and folklore. Her sultry, bright vocals and upbeat sound get entire audiences on their feet around the world.

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    Amos the Transparent

    Fourth Stage

    With 10 years and 4 albums to their name, Ottawa’s Amos the Transparent are a long-standing staple in the independent Canadian folk-rock world. 

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    The Ennis Sisters

    Azrieli Studio

    The Ennis Sisters stepped into the spotlight in 1997 with the release of their debut album, Red is the Rose.  20 years later, with 12 albums, a Juno award and multiple music awards to their credit, Maureen, Karen and Teresa have toured all over the world, performing on some of the most prestigious stages and festivals.

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    Ben Caplan

    Babs Asper Theatre

    A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of
    delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he
    releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries from
    Australia to Europe and across North America. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply unforgettable;
    with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling.

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    Ellen Doty

    Fourth Stage

    Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a worldclass voice. Her music incorporates everything from pop and jazz to soul, folk, and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers.

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    Lennie Gallant

    Azrieli Studio

    Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and The East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. 

  39. Don Brownrigg & Kim Harris

    Fourth Stage

  40. Steven Page

    with Port Cities

    Azrieli Studio

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    Pierre Guitard

    Fourth Stage

    Winner of the 1st prize at the Granby International Song Festival in 2017, Pierre Guitard is a rising figure in the Acadian indie movement.

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    Leela Gilday

    Azrieli Studio

    If you’re from the North, Leela Gilday’s music is home. If you’ve never been, it will take you there. 

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    Rufus Wainwright

    All These Poses Tour 2019

    Southam Hall

    Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright will embark on a highly anticipated North American tour to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his eponymous debut which first burst him onto the music scene. 

  44. Bobby Bazini

    Southam Hall

    Inspired by months of travel and exploration around the world, Bobbi Bazini returns with his latest collection of songs. 

  45. Raffi

    Southam Hall

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