A rousing conversation with writer, broadcaster and journalist Andrea Warner, author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (2018) and We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the '90s and Changed Canadian Music (2015). She’s the co-writer and associate producer of the forthcoming Buffy Sainte-Marie documentary, Carry It On, and co-hosts the feminist pop culture podcast, Pop This! Andrea is a settler who was born and raised in Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Join us for selected readings from Buffy Sainte-Marie’s biography, as well as Andrea sharing her extraordinary experience of writing, broadcasting and all things creative.

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Made in Canada: an agricultural song cycle features 10 songs that centre the voices and realities of the seasonal Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who have planted, tended, and harvested the food on our tables. Written by Pedro Chamale with music by Mishelle Cuttler, and blending mariachi influences with lyrics sourced from the stories of the seasonal TFWs, news articles, and legal text surrounding the TFW Program, the Made in Canada album cooks up a musical journey that amplifies the narratives of the unseen people working in Canada’s farms.

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A lively evening in partnership with the Summerland Branch library. Bring along your favourite vinyl album, (with song choice), revel in the groovy ambience of the library, listen, dance and enjoy the eclectic playlist we create together.

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A Festival Favourite! Get your tickets early for this evening of eclectic live performance from Okanagan wordsmiths including spoken-word, all kinds of poetry, stories and more. Enjoy the Okanagan air, a glass of something sparkly and feed your spirits with local creativity. In partnership with Summergate Winery.

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Catherine MacLellan in concert: One of Canadian folk music’s true gems, multi-awarding winning singer-songwriter, (including a Juno Award in 2015 for her standout album, The Raven’s Sun) joins us from PEI, live in Summerland. Her 2017 album, If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan, celebrates the life and legacy of her late legendary father, one of Canada’s most celebrated songwriters with worldwide hits including, Snowbird made famous by Anne Murray and Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean. With music from her much anticipated, seventh album, COYOTE, beloved Canadian hits and much in between, you won’t want to miss this heart-felt, magical evening of music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DiLEJWicNU

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Enjoy a guided stroll through downtown Summerland, with pauses along the
way, so you can experience five fresh, original plays in surprising, downtown locations. Crafted
and brought to life by Okanagan playwrights, actors and directors, produced in partnership with
the Summerland Singers and Players.

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Celeigh Cardinal: a superstar of the Canadian roots music scene, Celeigh returns to the Ryga Arts Festival with her five-piece band, back by popular demand after her sold out gig last year. Winner of the 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year, Celeigh is a Soul-Folk Songstress from the Northern Prairies who owns a stage, connecting deeply with her audience through humour, passion and love. Whether sweetly strumming an acoustic guitar or leading her band in a rocking rave-up, she commands our attention, a riveting live performer with grace, honesty and a superbly soulful voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZJZuHQz_gI

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Bring along your instrument and join in the fun at our combination sing-along and Hootenanny. Discover new music, celebrate favourite songs and enjoy a beverage as we revel in afternoon of music we all create together.

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