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Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers featuring Derek Miller

Saturday July 15th, 9PM M’Chigeeng Community Complex

Get ready for an electrifying live music event that will have you on your feet and dancing the night away. Headlining the evening is the legendary Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, featuring the immensely talented Derek Miller. Prepare to be moved by their fusion of blues, rock, and traditional Indigenous sounds as they deliver a performance that is raw, powerful, and emotionally charged. Their music weaves tales of resilience, hope, and the Indigenous experience, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

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Keith Secola

Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people. Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him a well deserved cult following. It has been the number one requested song on tribal radio since the 1992. In 2011, he joined the ranks of Jimmy Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gale, and Richie Valens, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame.

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Quarantined Quartet

Sunday July 16th Awards Gala Performance

The self-proclaimed "Quarantined Quartet" is made up of husband and wife Jason and Elysa, both professional musicians who own New York Guitar Academy in Manhattan, and the couple's two sons, Joseph, 10, and Noah, 8.

The family of four spends up to two hours jamming out as they play between three to ten songs depending on familiarity. Often it's a melody they write on their own, besides more well-known arrangements like "Vals Pica Pica" and the musical score from "The Godfather." The Quarantined Quartet has appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Good Morning America, NBC News, ABC, CBS, SGN and performed at Lincoln Center.

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Murray Porter

Opening Night - Friday July 14 9PM   Four Directions Complex

Blues Man Murray Porter’s music career has taken him all over the world for the last 40 years. He’s a proud Mohawk man from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario, who now lives on Squamish Nation unceded territory in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Murray may have a blues soul to the core, but he also grew up on rock and roll, R & B and country music. Porter’s first CD since his 2012 JUNO Award for ‘Aboriginal Album of the Year’ is titled, “STAND UP!” and reflects these early musical influences. He strongly feels that this album is some of his best music to date. This album was nominated at the 2019 Native American Music Awards for ‘Best Blues Recording’ and ‘Best Male Artist of the Year’. One song, `Love Will Find A Way’, words by Elaine Bomberry and music by Murray Porter, charted at Number One, on the Indigenous Music Countdown, the week of July 18, 2020.

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