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Indigenous Music Summit Announces Full 2024 Artist Lineup

Shows will take place at various venues throughout Toronto from June 10-14 with performances by Celeigh Cardinal, OMBIGIZII, Logan Staats, Cris Derksen, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more.

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Celeigh Cardinal

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The International Indigenous Music Summit (IIMS) has announced its official artist showcase lineup for its 2024 edition, set to take place June 10-14, at major venues in downtown Toronto, including TD Music Hall, Revival, Lula Lounge, The Rivoli, The Royal Conservatory and 80A The Academy at Universal Music Canada. The performers lineup encompasses many different genres, from country to classical, electro pop to indie folk, DJs and singer-songwriters.

Now in its sixth year and the only event of its kind, the Summit now plays an important role as a pathway to Indigenous success in the music industry, providing a launchpad for artists and a destination at which the global Indigenous music community can gather.


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Notable performers at this year's event include award-winning singer-songwriter Logan Staats, Sechile Sedare, a collaboration between songwriter siblings Jay and Leela Gilday, hip hop stars Snotty Nose Rez Kids, shoegazers OMBIGIZII, folk combo Burnstick, CCMA winner Kyle McKearney, cellist and composer Cris Derksen, who recently performed at Carnegie Hall, Mi’kmaq painter, author and bandleader Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers, SOCAN Young Canadian Songwriter Award recipient Siibii, rockers Miesha and the Spanks, Midnight Shine leader Adrian Sutherland, hip hop artist and entrepreneur Mamarudegyal MTHC, folk blues powerhouse Celeigh Cardinal, new Manitoba three-piece indie band Tinge, and pop/R&B artist Semiah.

An international contingent comprises Sámi activist, actor, and hip hop artist Maxida Märak, Australian DJ Soju Gang, who appeared in Vogue Australia and Jordyn with a Why (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

The 2024 IIMS launches with its Opening Night Gala at TD Music Hall on June 10, headlined by two-time Polaris Music Prize Short Listed and Juno- winning Snotty Nose Rez Kids with additional performances by Manitou Mkwa Singers, Josh Q, Silla, and The Red River Ramblers representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis excellence from across Northern Turtle Island.

See the full showcase schedule here. Buy Opening Night Gala tickets here and register for IIMS 2024 here. Gala and showcases are included in full registration.

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The Black Keys Cancel North American Leg of International Players Tour

The rock duo's 31-date arena trek was scheduled to launch in September and included a date at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 11, 2024.

The Black Keys have abruptly canceled their upcoming North American tour.

The 31-date arena trek — which was scheduled to launch Sept. 17 in Tulsa, Okla., and wrap Nov. 12 in Detroit — quietly disappeared from Ticketmaster’s website without explanation on Friday (May 24).

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