Ziigwan Music and Arts Festival Kicks Off March 24th at Yonge-Dundas Square

3/15 UPDATE: 2023 Juno Award Nominees Aysanabee and Digging Roots have been added to the lineup, along with the full vendor list

Celebrate and honour springtime at Ziigwan (SEE-gwon), a free three-day Indigenous music and arts festival at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, March 24 – 26, 2023.

106.5 Elmnt fm, Red Music Rising, Music Tourism, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund and Downtown Yonge BIA are pleased to bring you three full days of art and music celebrating First Peoples across Turtle Island, featuring some of the most prominent and emerging Indigenous artists, creators, and entrepreneurs.

Here is the full festival lineup:


4:30pm – Opening Ceremonies

5pm – Fastcloud

5:55pm – Noelle

6:35pm – Status/Non-Status

7:30pm – Logan Staats

8:25pm – Digging Roots

9:30pm – Blackie and the Rodeo Kings


3:30pm – Opening Remarks

3:50pm – Genevieve Fisher

4:40pm – Nimkish

5:25pm – Sebastian Gaskin

6:20pm – Shawnee Kish

7:15pm – Tia Wood

8:10pm – Northern Cree

9:30pm – DJ Shub


11:25am – Bullhorn Singers w/ Special Guest

12:05pm – Aysanabee

1pm – Julian Taylor

2:15pm – Boogey The Beat

Likewise, here is a list of vendors who will be at the festival all weekend long:

AaniinBeadwork By SagaDashmaawaan BemaadzinjinThe Gord Downie & Chenie Wenjack FundGoodMinds Indigenous BooksIndigenous BijouxLittle Wiggly ArtNative Arts SocietyNeechi By NaturePacha Indigenous Art CollectionRiksworksTheresa Burning

Ziigwan, (SEE-gwon) 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. We hope to see you there!

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