Canadian Museum for Human Rights announces opening ceremony lineup
Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ashley MacIsaac, A Tribe Called Red among performing acts
On top of announcing a partnership with Rogers to broadcast the proceedings in their entirety live and online, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) released its list of performers for the opening weekend ceremonies Sept. 19 and 20.
"The opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is truly a national event," said CMHR President and CEO Stuart Murray in a press release. "We welcome the opportunity to work with Rogers in bringing our opening weekend celebrations to all Canadians, no matter where they are."
The opening weekend “Rights Fest” activities will include the free outdoor Canadian Concert for Human Rights, with performances from well-known Canadian musical acts like Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ashley MacIsaac, Marie-Pierre Arthur and A Tribe Called Red.
The Sept. 19 opening ceremonies will last 90-minutes and start at 10:30 a.m., concluding with the two-hour concert on Sept. 20, which starts at 7:00 p.m.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on APTN and Rogers' City and OMNI television networks.