Tara will be closing out the summer Downtown Winnipeg Biz Indigenous Artist Series with a noon concert at Portage Place. We'll post more details as they arise, but, mostly, just bring your lunch and grab a seat and she'll play you some songs.
Tara's playing The Trout this year! In its 23rd (!) year of production, this festival is respected and celebrated by fans and musicians alike as being the place to discover and enjoy established and emerging singer songwriters and musicians.
Check out the website in the coming weeks for updated schedules and information: https://www.troutfest.com/
Tara has been programmed as a feature Indigenous New Wave performer in the Defiant series of Harbourfront’s Brave: The Festival of Risk and Failure.
The concert series is free and Tara will be performing with a full band at the Stage in the Round.
A full program for the series is available HERE
Formerly known as Aboriginal Music Week, sakihiwe received the name for the festival from Sundance chief David Blacksmith during a ceremony on February 21, 2018. The name means "love another" in Cree.
Check out the website HERE to keep up to date about all of the acts playing throughout the Festival .
Tara is scheduled to perform at the Magnus Eliason Rec Centre on Sunday, June 17, 2018.
The Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition & the Student Pipeline Action Committee present:
REAL SLICK: A fundraiser for resistance to the Line 3 pipeline
Live music from ATLAAS, Tara Williamson, & Malcolm Jay
DJ sets by DJ Louie Lovebird & Boogey the Beat
Hoop Dancing by Shanley Spence
Live art build // “Water is Life” Screen Printing // Photobooth // Raffle
Check out the FB event page HERE.
This year's annual fundraising concert features Lara Rae, Jess Reimer, Kelly Bado and Ridley Bent with host Lara Rae.
All proceeds go to support the work of Make Poverty History Manitoba, which works towards a Manitoba without poverty through public education and advocating policy change.
Check out the FB event page HERE.
Make Poverty History Manitoba is a multi-sectoral collaborative coalition representing
business, education, student, youth, Indigenous, newcomer, labour, women’s, disability, urban, rural, and northern communities. The coalition is committed to changing public policy to achieve a Manitoba without poverty.
After a 2 year hiatus, Christa Couture returns to live performance! She has invited Tara to perform with her at this intimate, early show at The Burdock. (Pssst....there's a rumour Tara's bringing a band....).
Advance tickets $10. $15 at the door. More info & tickets HERE.
An unexpected stopover in Peterborough means that Tara is coming to sing some songs for you! She's bringing her dear friend Lacey Hill. Haven't heard of her yet? Check out her tunes HERE.
Take note that it's an early show (5-7), cuz, let's be honest, we're all holiday partied out, but happy hour is totally manageable.
Radically Shifting Our Indigenous Futures Through Art, Scholarship, & Technology
The third annual (and first public!) Symposium on the Future Imaginary will showcase a critical mass of artists, community activists, curators and academics presenting their visions of the future of Indigenous people. From November 30 to December 2, join us for an exciting three days of multidisciplinary conversations about Indigenous art & media, scholarship, and cultural innovation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Winnipeg.
Tara is scheduled to perform at the Thursday evening Cultural Performance at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Check back for more details and register for the full conference here
The Guswenta Wampum Belt, commonly referred to as the Two Row Wampum, is a mutual treaty agreement created in 1613 between the Haudenosaunee people and the Dutch settlers. The Belt ensures both parties conduct themselves in all proceedings as equals, contemporaries, each traveling in their own canoe without interrupting the other’s path.
Programmed by Falen Johnson and Cole Alvis, the Guswenta Gathering brings Indigenous artists to Soulpepper with presentations of theatre, dance, music and art. Programming will highlight art that speaks to the lands and waterways where The Young Centre for the Performing Arts sits.
For more info, click HERE
The Indigenous Music Showcase at FMO will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 in the Erin Mills Room of the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel.
Tara is also a speaker on The Sounds of Resurgence and Resistance panel facilitated by Jesse Wente on Saturday, October 21 at 3:30 PM in the Cawthra Room.
Water For Life Benefit Concert presented in partnership with Hart House Theatre, and the Hart House Farm and Social Justice Committees.
We are holding the WATER IS LIFE music benefit, with proceeds going to Grandmother Josephine's last Water Walk this spring and summer AND to the Onaman Collective's Culture Camp Forever, that will begin to be built in May.
"Special appearances" include the following acts:
Digging Roots, Tara Williamson, Marie Gaudet, Ansley Simpson, Cris Derksen, Jenny Blackbird, Marc Meriläinen, Arthur Renwick, Andy Mason, Isaac Murdoch, Christi Belcourt, Shawn Belcourt, Gillian Austin, Rosary Spence, Cliff Cardinal & The Skylarks, and The Ollivanders....plus The Water Is Life band, a rockabilly/punk/roots fusion group....
There will be a silent art auction also....artists such as Christi Belcourt are generously donating work.
Ticket prices are $25 for non-students and $15 for students, available SOON through the Hart House Theatre Box Office.
On May 6th, 2017 @ The Underground Cafe in Saskatoon, SK, come out to celebrate Indigenous Music with Indigenous Music Awards Nominee's, Mob Bounce and Tara Williamson, with special guests Denise Valle and T-Rhyme. The show is for ALL AGES and Admission will be $15.00,Students - $10.00, and Youth ages 13 & Under are FREE.
Hosted by Eekwol and Aunty Leah.
On the Saturday evening of ReFrame Film Festival, join us for a night of music and spoken word! Celebrate incredible local talent, while raising funds for Standing Rock. Support healthy futures of resistance to resource extraction and solidarity with our water protectors. Featuring performances by Words on Fire Youth Poets, Dawn Martin, Angela Semple, Tara Willamson, and Sean Conway.
FB Event HERE
Tara will be providing musical accompaniment, reprieve, and performance for this innovative conversation on reconciliation.
For settlers, reconciliation requires the ability and the will to acknowledge, to absorb, and confront failures. As a practice embedded in several cultures and traditions, clowning disrupts conventional understanding of, and relationships to failure and success. For the clown, the path to success is often informed and enriched through a fearless relationship with failure. Given this unique privileging of the potential and possibilities achieved through failure, clowns may be well positioned to offer unique insights and tools into important actions of advancing (radical) reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in the place we now call Canada.
Arts Everywhere website HERE
FB Event Page HERE
Join Tara and everyone's favourite people in Winnipeg for the first show of the mini-launch tour. I'll be playing with a full band, including the best bandmate/producer/friend a girl could ask for, Mr. Jim Bryson.
Ambe! Biindigeg! It'll be good to see you.
Tara Williamson and the Good Liars perform at Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg!
AMW Stage presented by NOW Country at Austin Street Festival (details)
Jade Turner, Ila Barker, Ashley Robertson, David Morin, Tara Williamson, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Billy Simard, Buffalo Gals, special guests
Austin Street, between Euclid Avenue and Selkirk Avenue
Friday, August 12, 2016
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free | All ages
Free BBQ, activity stations for kids, bring lawn chairs
Community Partner: North Point Douglas Women's Centre
A night for industry, artists, funders, and sponsors. Join Tara and her band for some sultry summer sets on the Lakeside Terrace as part of Harbourfront's Planet IndigenUS presentations for 2015.
For more information, visit their website at: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/planetindigenus/
I'll play some new stuff, sure. But, it's the guests you should be excited for.
Like the extremely talented Ansley Simpson who's coming in from Toronto. Check out the Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/ansleysings
And the stunning and always surprising Michael Dudeck coming in from Winnipeg/New York/Rome. Check out his website here:www.michaeldudeck.com
There will also be highly anticipated appearances by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Matt Greco.
I'll play some songs too.
It'll be warm inside. It'll be great. You'll see. Trust me on this one.