SIX NATIONS — Canadian Blues legend David Wilcox will headline the 8th Annual Concert for a Cure according to event coordinator Jace Martin.
The Six Nations Community Youth Organization, SNCYO, announced a few other changes in this year’s annual event, which will take place August 13, 14, and 15 at the Six Nations Community Hall and the Ohsweken Fairgrounds. It is a free event designed to draw awareness to Cancer research.
The annual summer concert was started by Six Nations musician Jace Martin eight years ago and he has been bringing some of the world’s biggest names in music to Six Nations every year since.
The 3-day event will also feature A Tribe Called Red, headlining the August 13th show, beginning at 6 pm, Digging Roots headlining August 14th again at 6 pm, and the main festival beginning at 12 noon and running until 9 pm. at the Fairgrounds with head-liner David Wilcox, August 15th.
Also appearing throughout the event will be Jace Martin and The Pace, Khamel-eon & Errol Francis, Rob Lamothe, The Zili’s, Rosary Spence, Rome Hill, Soul Sista’s and the Junction, James Favron, Innersha, DJ Shub, Robbie Antone, Leah Belle, Chilly Jessie Reyez and AK McLeod. Hosting will be comedic actor, Nichole Arbour.
With the music, there will also be vendors and bouncy rides for the kids. As usual, this is an alcohol and drug free event.
Wilcox is the writer and creator of more than 18 albums since the release of “Out of the Woods” in 1977. The most recognizable of Wilcox work is the iconic, “Bad Apple”. At 66, he is still rockin and filling clubs and big stage venues everywhere he goes and is promoting his latest album, Blaze.
A Tribe Called Red is an award winning EDM (Electronic Dance Music) act made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.
ATCR has been very busy and affective in championing their heritage and speak-ing out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art.
Digging Roots is husband and wife duo Raven Kanetakta and ShoShona Kish, whose musical style blends folk-rock, pop, blues and hip hop influences.
Kanetakta is originally from Winneway, Quebec, while Kish is from the Batche-wana First Nation in Northern Ontario.