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Producing an unbelievably unique sound, A Tribe Called Red, Group of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards, mixes traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music to celebrate their Aboriginal culture in an open, wild party.
Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. If you’re an indigenous person living in a country that was forcefully colonized, it’s all too common to find yourself underrepresented and misrepresented if not blatantly and systematically devalued and attacked. Positive role models and a positive self-identity are hard to come by, yet the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red is a modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity.
Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently Bear Witness and Tim "2oolman" Hill head ATCR which first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More.
The crew has performed high profile festival dates at Coachella, Bonnaroo, AfroPunk, Osheaga, and New Orleans Jazz Fest to list a few. In 2014, they garnered mainstream recognition when the band became the first Indigenous group to win the Breakthrough Group of the Year award at the Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammys). ATCR was also long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2012 and 2013 and its debut album was included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of that same year.
$1 from each ticket will be donated to the Gord Downie & Charlie Wenjack Fund. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of both the Downie and Wenjack families, to call Canadians to learning and action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of this land. The goal of the fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to support the reconciliation process through awareness, education, and action.
And Don’t Forget Dinner!
All our OnStage shows offer the bonus option of joining us for a delicious three-course meal in our CentreStage Lounge, hosted by our sponsor, Borealis Grille & Bar. Borealis serves the very best of locally sourced foods and beverages. So park once, settle yourself in and enjoy your evening. Dinner is only $29.95 + tax, beverages, and gratuities per person. Seating is limited, so be sure to book your dinner when you book your tickets!
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Sit OnStage with a diversity of music artists, ranging blues, folk indie to acoustic rock sessions. For music lovers, this is a fresh and exciting way to experience respected and known artists in an intimate and unique environment, while also discovering soon-to-be household names.
For this unique and exciting OnStage performance, the stage will be transformed into a general admission, stand up concert.
If you’re looking for a great place to eat before coming to see the show, then save yourself from the stress of running around town and come early to enjoy a delicious three-course meal at our CentreStage Lounge!
We are excited to partner with Borealis Grille & Bar for an exquisite pre-show dinner. Borealis Grille & Bar serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages, and will be onsite in our Lounge with a special three-course menu for only $29.95. Doors will open at 6PM, with dinner served at 6.15PM sharp.
You can reserve your seats for the pre-show dinner at the time of purchase when calling or visiting the Box Office, or you can email us to RSVP* with your name and the number of guests joining you. There are limited bookings available on a first-come, first-serve basis – RSVP* now to save your spot!
*Please inform us of any allergies and sensitivities when making your reservation. Price quoted does not include tax, beverages or gratuities.