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‘Music for the People—A Cultural Experience' Returns This Weekend

A Free-to-All Celebration of Music and Culture

Kamloops, B.C. – The highly-anticipated 'Music for the People—A Cultural Experience' is set for this Sunday, September 17th at the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Powwow Arbour. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, working with the K̓wséltkten Farmers’ & Artisans Market for an evening where music, arts, culture, and community will come together in perfect harmony.

This Sunday, attendees can look forward to a diverse cultural showcase, featuring captivating performances by the Margit Sky Project, performers from the Kamloops Symphony and Sage Hills Singers, Drummers, and Dancers, who will showcase the rich tapestry of music and tradition that make our community vibrant and unique.

“Ever since we announced that Music for the People was to return, we have had so many people approach us to share how excited they are for the event. We are in the final countdown days, and I am very excited to present this event combining Indigenous and non-Indigenous culture and music, and to bring people together in the process," said Margit Bandura, who sings and plays rhythmic guitar with the Margit Sky Project.

The event will kick off with the K̓wséltkten Farmers’ & Artisan Market at 4:00 p.m., allowing attendees to enjoy Indigenous crafts, art, cultural presentations, and traditional food for purchase. The main concert will follow from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to be a part of this extraordinary cultural celebration at no cost, making it accessible to all. Donations via cash, debit card, and credit card will be graciously accepted and collected at the entry to the venue, allowing for those who would like to contribute to a meaningful cause. A significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS).

Margit also shared some reminders for those attending:

  • the Powwow Arbour is a sacred space so no drugs, alcohol, or pets will be allowed on site

  • all seating will be covered, but dress for the weather

  • be respectful of the performers, and your fellow audience members

Adding a special touch to the evening, Ryan Deneault from Healing Between Worlds will serve as the event's emcee. Because of his passion and commitment to bridging cultures and fostering understanding, Margit shared that attendees can expect an engaging and enlightening experience, making it a night to remember.

Margit further expressed her deep gratitude to the many valued supporters and sponsors, including Kelson Group Property Management, RBC, Tourism Kamloops, the Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations, the City of Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, BC Fairs and Festivals, Amplify Consulting Inc., Signet Studio Design, GK Sound, the Indigenous Resurgence Project, Healing Between Worlds, Pattison Media, and Mark Strate/Heather Smuin + Family. Their generous contributions and support have played a vital role in ensuring the success of this cultural experience, she said.

"The stage is set, the lineup is incredible, and we can't wait to share this unforgettable experience with all of you. We hope to see you there, ready to enjoy a weekend of music, art, and unforgettable memories," said Margit.

To set up an interview with Margit and Rod, contact:

Aleece Laird, Communications Liaison | | 250.574.0221

About Music For The People – A Cultural Experience

Music For the People is a unique concert event bringing the voices, music, and artistry of Indigenous and non‐Indigenous people together for an unforgettable evening. The concert brings culture, music, artists, and communities together and is suitable for all ages.


To assist First Nation Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effect of the Residential Schools by supporting research, education, awareness, partnerships, and advocating for justice and healing. The Society assists Survivors with counselling, court support, information, referrals, workshops, and more.

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