Ziigwan: Indigenous Music and Arts Festival
Join the Downie Wenjack Fund and Downtown Yonge BIA at Yonge-Dundas Square to celebrate the arrival of spring with Ziigwan (SEE-GWON), a three day Indigenous Music and Arts Festival. Ziigwan will transform Yonge-Dundas Square into an Indigenous music and art hub, as some of the country's most prominent and emerging Indigenous artists take the stage for three straight days of free concerts.
Ziigwan, the Anishnaabemowin word for springtime, celebrates the healing and learning power of music and art, the rebirth of spring, and the collective awakening as we walk together on the path toward reconciliation. The festival also aims to bring people together in one of the city's most prominent spaces, collectively re-emerging from the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full details on our website: https://downtownyonge.com/ziigwan/
On March 24, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund will host schools from across the GTA for an afternoon of learning, along with special DWF performances from Artist Ambassadors DJ Classic Roots and Theland Kicknosway, and a drumming performance from the Strong Water Singers . Youth will also make their way through learning stations, as they engage in meaningful conversation about Indigenous history, language, and culture.
Throughout the festival weekend, there will be food and artisan vendors, art installations, and learning opportunities set up around Yonge-Dundas Square.
Proudly presented by the Downtown Yonge BIA, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, ELMNT FM Radio, Red Music Rising, and Music Tourism .
See you March 24, 25, and 26 at Yonge-Dundas Square!