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Desiree Dorion

sākihiwē summer concert in Assiniboine Park

By Alan Greyeyes | July 6, 2023

Tags: Assiniboine Park | Burnstick | desiree dorion | sākihiwē summer concert series

We're kicking off our sākihiwē summer concert series with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy at the Lyric Theatre on Thursday, July 13. Country singer Desiree Dorion will be making the trip from Dauphin, Manitoba to kick everything off at 7:00 pm and folk/roots duo Burnstick is set to hit the stage at 8:00 pm.

sākihiwē summer concert in Assiniboine Park
Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre
Performances by Burnstick, Desiree Dorion
Thursday, July 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Free concert
Families welcome
Bring your own seating

Concert schedule:
7:00 pm: Desiree Dorion
8:00 pm: Burnstick

About Desiree Dorion

February 24th, 2023 will mark Desiree Dorion’s sixth studio album, “That’s How I Know.” Desiree has had multiple songs reach the top 100 on the Canadian Country music charts as well as the top spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown. She has toured coast to coast in Canada and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. In June, 2021, she hosted the Achimotak series with the Canadian Country Music Association and is an artist ambassador with the Downie Wenjack Foundation. The JUNO nominee is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

About Burnstick

It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife.  Jason, a Plains-Cree guitarist, Nadia, a Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, create the award-winning duo: Burnstick.  Voices that blend together with ease, Burnstick pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music, weaving together unique sounds of Weissenborns with intriguing vocal harmonies. With their Juno-nominated album “Kîyânaw”, topping the charts of the Indigenous Music Countdown in Canada, Burnstick encourages the reclamation of each other's respective cultures while choosing to be stronger, together.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.