FREE Summer Concert Series | Niagara Stage | Iskwē
Niagara Parks presents The Niagara Stage
WHAT: Free Summer Concert Series
WHERE: Outside Queen Victoria Place Restaurant | 6345 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON
CALL: Toll-free: 1 (877) 642-7275
The Niagara Stage returns. Presented by Niagara Parks with support from Polaris Music Prize, every Saturday throughout the summer at our scenic Queen Victoria Place, the Niagara Stage Concert Series draws from the long list of diverse Canadian musical talent that has been awarded, recognized, and listed by the prestigious Canadian Polaris Music Prize across its history. Enjoy a spectrum of sounds, styles, talent, and culture as vast as Canada itself.
All concerts take place at the Polaris Music Stage outside Queen Victoria Place Restaurant 8pm-10pm.
Iskwē | Aug 3 • 8pm
Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and, breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of iskwē’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013.
Her lead single “Nobody Knows,” captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
The Cree-Irish Toronto singer was unafraid to challenge the convictions of her detractors by honouring her heritage to create a politically charged record. She blends soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics about loss, healing and empowerment with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound.
“I feel this gravitational pull towards gritty and bottom-heavy sounds mixed with jazz-styled vocals on top,” iskwē told The Silhouette, a student-run newspaper at McMaster University.
OTHER FREE CONCERTS IN THE SERIES:
Tanya Tagaq | June 28 • 8pm
Hannah Georgas | July 1 • 8pm
Doug Paisley | July 6 • 8pm
Jennifer Castle | Jul 13 • 8pm
Elliott Brood | Jul 20 • 8pm
Tanika Charles & The Wonderfuls | Jul 27 • 8pm
Milk & Bone | Aug 10 • 8pm
Kobo Town | Aug 17 • 8pm
The Fred Eaglesmith Road Show feat. Tif Ginn | Aug 24 • 8pm
Great Lake Swimmers | Aug 31 • 8pm
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