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The 5th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Arts & Music Festival

Skypeople Entertainment announces that the 5th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Chicago Arts & Music Festival will occur on October 8 – 9 at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park. The Indigenous Peoples Day Chicago Arts & Music Festival serves as a platform to honor and amplify the voices and contributions of Indigenous peoples while fostering unity, resilience, and cultural pride.

During the two-day extravaganza, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in an awe-inspiring lineup of renowned Indigenous musicians from diverse backgrounds. From captivating performances by celebrated artists from Canada, the United States, and Latin America, the festival will showcase the incredible talent and cultural diversity of Indigenous music.

“We are thrilled to host the 5th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Chicago Arts & Music Festival and provide a platform for Indigenous voices to be heard and celebrated,” said Liam McDonald, Sky People Entertainment founder and festival organizer. “This event is an important step towards acknowledging the contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples while advocating for the abolishment of Columbus Day.”

The festival is open to the public, and admission is free. However, due to limited capacity, attendees are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance through the festival’s official website or other designated platforms. Individuals can secure their spot at this highly anticipated event celebrating Indigenous culture and music by booking tickets early.

This year’s festival features some of the biggest names in Indigenous music from Canada, the United States, and Latin America, including musical performances from Digging Roots (Canada), Keith Secola (USA), Novalima (Peru), OPLIAM (USA), Raye Zaragoza (USA), One Way Sky (USA), Earth Surface People (USA), Tres Hermanos Bautista (Mexico) and Hobawea Nahish (USA).

In addition to the captivating musical performances, the Indigenous Peoples Day Chicago Arts & Music Festival will feature various engaging activities, traditional craft demonstrations, and an interactive workshop hosted at The American Indian Center. Festival-goers can explore and engage with the vibrant Indigenous culture firsthand.

The event’s sponsors include The American Indian Center Chicago, The International Latino Cultural Center, and DCASE.

For more information about the festival, lineup announcements, and ticket reservations, please visit the official website at Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDayChicago.


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