About The Solstice Concerts…
Produced by Media RendezVous, Les Productions Rivard and AnimikiSee Digital Production, Aboriginal Day Live and The Solstice Concerts are an annual celebration on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
Capturing the energy and excitement of Aboriginal Day Live,The Solstice Concerts are one of APTN’s signature concert and live event series featuring amazing performances and never before seen footage from some of the brightest Aboriginal performers from all corners of Turtle Island, including Billy Ray Cyrus, A Tribe Called Red, Ashley MacIsaac & Sierra Noble, J. Hubert Francis, Murray Porter, Inez, Lightning Cloud, Mike Bone, Melissa Girvan, Radio Radio and Black & Grey.
The Solstice Concerts provides viewers an intimate window into each artist’s performance and personality as they rehearse, perform and share their collective experiences. We discover what it means for them to be part of the biggest concert of the year and how this inspires their creative process as Aboriginal artists.
About National Aboriginal Day and Aboriginal Day Live…
APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration (ADL) is an annual celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice. This special event has been delighting audiences since 2007 and has featured some of the biggest names in Aboriginal music and television, including JUNO Award winners and the hottest up-and-coming artists. Showcasing talents from all genres, regions and nations, ADL ensures the recognition and inclusion of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples; and there is no question that after nine years, the event continues to shine bigger, better and brighter!
ADL debuted in a park outside of APTN’s headquarters in downtown Winnipeg, MB in 2007 and in subsequent years moved to the historical Forks site in Winnipeg. The celebration evolved to include twin stage performances from different locations across the country – including Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Regina, Iqaluit, Halifax and Edmonton. APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration has grown year to year and continues to expand its grassroots reach to Aboriginal communities across the country.