If you’re like me, you’re seriously starting to crave some live music. Thankfully, the National Arts Centre has everyone covered. Early on Thursday, the NAC announced that they will be returning to in-person performances for their 2021-2022 season.
The 2021-2022 season includes performances from Indigenous artists Shawnee Kish and William Prince, as well as performances by Canadian pop icon Carly Rae Jepsen and indie-folk singer songwriter, Hannah Georgas.
Shawnee Kish will be at the NAC’s Southam Hall on November 11th, 2021. She will be performing a series of short orchestral works along with the NAC Orchestra. This show is also part of the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre Initiative, meaning all self-identifying Indigenous people can take advantage of reduced ticket prices for this show. For more information on this, click here. If you cannot make it in person, Shawnee Kish’s concert will also be live-streamed. For information on live stream tickets, click here.
Indigenous music fans can also look forward to William Prince, who will be playing at the NAC’s Babs Asper Theatre on March 30th, 2022. Prince has built up quite the reputation in the music scene, with three Canadian Folk Music Awards and two Junos behind him. Prince even opened for Neil Young.
Here are some other artists to check out. Indie-Pop artist, Hannah Georgas will be playing at the NAC’s Fourth Stage on November 25th, 2021. Georgas released her first EP in 2009 and has been making a name for herself ever since. She is a multi-award-winning artist and has toured with the likes of Sara Bareilles, The National, and City and Colour among others. Meanwhile, you can ring in the holidays with Canadian pop icon Carly Rae Jepsen and the NAC Orchestra. They’ll be performing a special 2-night holiday concert at the NAC‘s Southam Hall on December 22nd and 23rd, 2021. Last year, Jepsen released her latest single “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries”. So, it looks as if she is once again getting into the holiday spirit.
The National Arts Centre’s 2021-2022 season officially kicks off on September 10th, 2021. For tickets to the shows mentioned above, or any other shows that are part of the upcoming season, click here.