The Manito Ahbee Festival has reinvented itself this year with a series of a new events to keep visitors coming back.
The Indigenous Music and Arts Program will be launching next month to educate and help indigenous artists excel in today’s music industry. The event includes a two-day music conference, the Celebrate Indigenous Music Concert, and the Art Expo and Art Challenge.
The 2016 Celebrate Indigenous Music Concert will feature performances from Susan Aglukark, William Prince, Dee Erin Band, Rescued by Dragonflyz, Twin Flames and others.
The renowned International Pow Wow returns and has moved from MTS Centre to the RBC Convention Centre. Pow wow dancers will be competing for more than $180,000 in payouts. Visitors can also take in the live art challenge and art expo.
The Manito Ahbee Festival runs May 18-22. Single day tickets to the Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show, which includes the pow wow, are $10 each. Tickets to the concert on May 20 at Club Regent Event Centre are $20 and available through Ticketmaster.