Tkaronto Music Festival set to make hometown debut

Tkaronto Music Festival (TKMF) continues to cement its legacy as one of the premier Indigenous-centred music festivals in southern Ontario.

TKMF 2023 will celebrate National Indigenous Month from June 21 to June 24 with a four-day festival featuring an exciting roster of celebrated Indigenous performers. According to event organizers, all performances are free and everyone is welcome.

“With a return to live, in-person concerts across Turtle Island, the time to bring the TKMF showcases to life is upon us,” said TKMF spokesperson Ian Maracle in an April press release. “After taking a year off to meticulously plan our live debut concert series we’re finally ready to bring our brand of the live concert experience to Toronto audiences.”

With the continued goal to put the spotlight on both established and emerging Indigenous talent, the decision to continue the free-of-charge model in an open-air market was easy.

“We value our talent and our fans at TKMF,” said Festival Producer Cynthia Lickers-Sage. “By giving artists a platform where they can attract a large audience while providing a top-shelf experience to concert goers we hope that everyone leaves Tkaronto Music Festival with the same sense of celebration and pride we have for the performers we present.”

Susan Aglukark, Nimkii Osawamick, Plex, TheRa11n, Amanda Rheaume, Semiah Smith and DRMNGNOW are just a few of the performers guests can expect.

TKMF 2023 is supported by The Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto, Ontario Creates with Presenting partners; Stackt Marketplace, Pride Toronto, Toronto Jazz Festival, Aga Khan Museum and Venus Fest.

Keep an eye out for performance announcements and watch the website for updates on TKMF at

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