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Canceled — Buffy Sainte-Marie

Nov 04

Performance Dates

  • Sat Nov 04 2023 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

NOTE: This event has been canceled. Due to a combination of contributing factors including travel-induced health concerns and performance-inhibiting physical challenges, Buffy Sainte-Marie is regretfully announcing her retirement from live performance.

Personal message from Buffy:

“I have made the difficult decision to pull out of all scheduled performances in the foreseeable future. Arthritic hands and a recent shoulder injury have made it no longer possible to perform to my standards. Sincere regrets to all my fans and family, my band and the support teams that make it all possible.”

The award-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has been a pathfinder, an environmental activist and an iconic advocate for human rights. Her artistry, humanitarian efforts and Indigenous leadership have made her a unique musical force in the music industry for over five decades. Since her folk singing debut in 1964, she has been a disruptor of the status quo and a performer of the first order. She’s written pop standards sung and recorded by Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. Sainte-Marie — a Cree musician born in Canada — continues to shine a light on urgent subject matter, including environmental destruction, corporate greed and Indigenous rights. Yet, rather than making us feel smaller, sadder or more cynical, she inspires us to feel stronger and more capable of seeing the world around us clearly.

Revel in Sainte-Marie's inimitable spirit, one of the greatest sparks popular music has ignited.


Co-presented by Meany Center for the Performing Arts and United Indians of All Tribes Foundation’s Daybreak Star Radio Network. This partnership represents a deeper engagement with Indigenous Peoples to increase Native American artist awareness and amplify Native voices.