The City of Thunder Bay is thrilled to announce that 2024 Juno Award winner, Aysanabee, will perform at Canada Day on the Waterfront, presented by Ontario Power Generation, on July 1, 2024.

Aysanabee is Oji-Cree and part of the Sucker Clan of Sandy Lake First Nation. He has connections to Thunder Bay and region as he spent his formative years living just north of the city. The multi-instrumentalist, producer and signer-songwriter made history as the first Indigenous artist to win the Juno Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and the coveted Songwriter of the Year.

“Aysanabee’s performance this Canada Day marks a significant milestone for the event," said Louisa Costanzo, Supervisor - Cultural Development, Community Programming and Events. “The event has undergone a transition over the past few years, moving forward in an inclusive and meaningful way.  This year’s event will continue that direction, celebrating our culturally diverse community.”

Aysanabee has performed more than 200 shows across Canada and globally, including Ottawa Bluesfest, Osheaga, Wake the Giant and more. He’s shared the stage with The National, Sam Roberts Band and more. Currently promoting his latest EP, Here and Now, Asyanabee’s performance promises to be an unforgettable experience that will resonate with audience of all ages.

This year’s event takes place from 12 pm to 6 pm on July 1 at Marina Park. The two-time Juno winner will take the stage at 5 pm, closing off the event.  For more information, please visit

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Contact:          Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events Supervisor at 628-5250 or