RAVEN’s Festival Afloat presents Logan Staats with Goldstepz
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B2, Canada
RAVEN’s Festival Afloat presents Logan Staats
A benefit concert for Heiltsuk Nation
Thursday, July 13th
Doors: 7:30 PM | Show: 8 PM
Advance: $20 | Door: $25
19+ | ID Required
Festival Afloat is back — grab a paddle for Indigenous Justice!
As a part of Festival Afloat 2023, RAVEN is weaving in a few land-based shows — including this exciting opportunity to see Logan Staats perform at the Victoria Event Centre! And don't miss Goldstepz closing the night with some hip hop and cool beats!
About Festival Afloat:
This summer, RAVEN is hosting a series of on-the-water and on-land benefit concerts to raise money for access to justice for Indigenous communities. All floating shows are viewable from shore, or paddle up to the sailboat stage by canoe, kayak or SUP.
Festival Afloat is a paddle-powered music festival and educational offering that brings together allied businesses and impassioned community members. Our goal? To raise funds and awareness for Indigenous Nations who are in court to protect the ocean and keep our coast clean!
Festival Afloat 2023 is supporting:
Heiltsuk Nation's Step Up for Coast Heroes
Heiltsuk Nation is taking Kirby — an oil shipping company — Canada, and British Columbia to court. In the wake of the catastrophic Nathan E. Stewart spill that spilled toxic fuels into Heiltsuk's marine harvesting areas, this Title case aims to enshrine Indigenous stewardship practices into law to toughen regulations about fossil fuel transport and protect marine ecosystems for future generations.
By attending Festival Afloat, you’re supporting Heiltsuk Nation to make sure that orcas, salmon, otters — and the coastal communities who care for them — continue to thrive.
Learn more about the other Festival Afloat shows and learning opportunities at raventrust.com/paddle
About Logan Staats:
Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats began as a diamond in the rough, and has become the gem of Indigenous folk-rock. Staats grew up in Brantford, Ontario with no formal musical training, just a good ear and raw lyrical talent. He played the local circuit for years before his 2015 debut release ‘Goodbye Goldia’, an unvarnished yet hard hitting folk album. He went on to win CTV’s ‘The Launch’ in 2018, gaining commercial success and touring across North America and Europe.
After all that, Staats decided to come home, making the intentional decision to re-root at Six Nations of the Grand River. “I wanted to bring my songwriting back to the medicine inside of music, to the medicine inside of reclamation,” he says. This is the philosophy behind his sophomore album ‘A Light In The Attic’. These songs are a healing salve, contemplatively composed and offered to listeners in need of comfort. His sound draws heavily from the rich blues and rock legacy of Six Nations. Nowadays, he splits his time between Six Nations and Vancouver Island, and everywhere in between.
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≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Code of Conduct ≪
At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending an event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at the venue. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund. Respect, as well as, consent are of utmost importance. Those who touch or photograph anyone without their permission will be removed and may be banned from future events at our venue. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
≫ Refunds ≪
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≫ Accessibility ≪
The VEC's full accessibility report and elevator instructions can be viewed here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
Accessibility at the VEC is an ongoing project, and we continue to work to make the space more accessible to all kinds of folks. There are also a lot of different barriers to accessibility that have been identified, that we continue to work on. As part of this process, we ask guests: If you are able to do so, use the Broad Street stair entrance and mulit-user washroom. There is only one accessible entrance and washroom, help make sure those who need it can use it. Do not move tables or chairs without venue permission. Keep aisles clear at all times and please return your glassware to the bar.
≫ Substance Use Policy ≪
As per our liquor license we have a zero tolerance policy for outside alcohol in our venue. Bag checks can be performed by security and outside alcohol will be confiscated. There is no smoking or vaping allowed inside the venue. We may refuse liquor service at any time, But commit to practices that are non-judgemental of intoxication, regardless of its form, cause, or base substance and we will treat everyone with dignity and respect. We may, in some situations, have to ask intoxicated people to leave our venue due to circumstances that put the safety of others at risk. We will not do this lightly, or without significant reason. If you require assistance at anytime please come to a staff member for support. See our full policy here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/about/transparency/
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