Live on the Waterfront Concert Series (Summer Send-Off – Night 2)
Live on the Waterfront
Live on the Waterfront is a highly anticipated event that takes place every Wednesday evening during the summer season at Prince Arthur’s Landing, Marina Park. This vibrant and lively gathering brings together locals, visitors, and music enthusiasts to enjoy a magical evening of live entertainment, community spirit, and scenic beauty.
This event features an impressive lineup of musical acts spanning various genres, ensuring there’s something to suit every musical taste. From soulful jazz and upbeat pop to folk, rock, the performances are carefully curated to provide an unforgettable experience for attendees.
The sounds of live music fill the air as the performers take the stage, captivating the audience with their extraordinary talents. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to make themselves comfortable during the event. Local food vendors, community groups and artisans will also be on site.
Live on the Waterfront is not just about the music – it’s also an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the vibrant culture of our city. It serves as a platform to support local artists and provides a space for people to connect, mingle, and make lasting memories!
Whether you’re a music aficionado, a nature enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a memorable summer experience, Live on the Waterfront offers a unique and enchanting atmosphere that will leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and connected to the rhythm of the waterfront and the community around you!
Thursday August 31, 6-10 pm Summer Send-Off Lineup:
6:00 Orville Councillor
Orville Councillor is from Naicatchewenin First Nation, Ont., Canada. Orville was first introduced to the music scene at the age of 5 singing lead for the choir. He was influenced by his family where he learned the guitar and was taught Ojibway songs, in which he has 5 recordings produced. Orville’s past major performances includes MN. Festival of Fine Arts, National/Indian Education Conference, MN., MN governors convention, World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium, and Harmony of Nations. Orville also won or placed in several singing competitions. Orville has performed as a solo artist and in a full band with O.C. & The Wild Horses. Orville incorporates his style by mixing traditional music such as the flute & native singing resulting in creating a unique & pleasant sound. Orville also plays mainstream music as well using his original music that he wrote.
Stardrop (formerly known as singer / songwriter Danielle Pollari) is a pop r&b sensation. Thunder Bay’s local sweet heart has reinvented herself and is stepping into a bigger, bolder version of herself. Stardrop has been featured on numerous Spotify and Amazon playlists. She recently recorded her first album with producers Tennyson King and Dan Hosh; a collection of self love anthems that rewrite the narrative about what it means to be unapologetically ourselves. With the debut album “JUICY” out this summer, Stardrop THE BAND is taking the stage together to dazzle and empower audiences with catchy melodies, cheeky lyrics and nasty bass lines. This gorgeous band includes; Taylor Perrault, Justin Stiles, Jordan Grey and Savannah Perrault.
8:00 Shawnee Kish
Shawnee Kish discovered music as medicine at a very early age. Born dreaming about being on stage and starting her journey toward a career in music at the age of 12, music quickly became a source of self-empowerment for the Two Spirit soulful singer, allowing her to stand tall in her personal strength and power. So far this year, Shawnee has celebrated her first JUNO aware nomination (Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year), earned a place on the Edmonton Music Prize’s 2021 long list and signed to a label (Amelia Recordings).
Named the winner of CBC’s 202 Searchlight talent competition, this fierce, powerhouse artist has been celebrated as one of North America’s Top Gender Bending Artist (MTV), and name by Billboard as an Artist You Need To Know and continuously uses her music to empower.
Listening to her chart-topping releases can easily recognize that, as an artist, Shawnee has been influenced by strong, confident voices of female performers such as Melissa Etheridge, Etta James, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. Her deeply personal and always poignant lyrics are rooted in healing, and allowing bother herself and her listeners to find purpose and reason in the stories she tells.
An outspoken advocate for her Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ communities, Shawnee is a proud Two Spirit Mohawk who has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest names – Lady Gaga, Madonna and Alicia Keys to name a few. 2021 saw the Edmonton- based artist release an EP that addressed personal struggles. “The main theme was lighting up what used to be and getting on with what is now. The song represent becoming yourself, finding out where you were was not where you wanted to be and fully embracing that in order to let go. Light the Place up, even if it’s unintentional.”
Shawnee is clearly an artist with vision, who will spend 2022 lighting up stages across North America. She will also continue her work with the We Matter Campaign and Kids Help Phone in hopes of empowering youth, providing strength and hope through music.
*Following the final performance there will be a fireworks display at Marina Park. This will take place at approximately 9:45 pm.
For more info, please visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/liveonthewaterfront