Montreal First Peoples' Festival Is Hosting Free Concerts

Montreal's 31st annual First Peoples' Festival is on this week to showcase some of the best local Indigenous talent.

A program of music, dance, cinema, and art will occupy the Place des Festivals for an "exploration of risky areas, where the buried traces of an immemorial past are not yet erased and where the artists boldly highlight, in the fog of the present, the paths of a luminous future," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.

Starting on the evening of August 4, the city will reverberate with the sounds of new and traditional music from influential artists like Pow-Wow singers group the Buffalo Hat Singers, Oji-Cree artist Anachnid, the iconic Laura Niquay, an Atikamekw artist from the community of Wemotaci in Quebec, and legendary group Twin Flames.

In addition to the incredible music on display, more than 60 films will be shown as part of the festival's Mattiusi Awards.

Get the details below. Tickets can be purchased or reserved online.

31st Annual First Peoples' Festival In Montreal

Maude Touchette | Handout

Price: Free outdoor shows; film ticket prices vary by event.

When: August 3 to August 11, 2021

Where: Place des Festivals