Established in 2010, the 5 Artists 1 Love music concert quickly became a must see event in the city of Edmonton, and provided a much needed stage for the wealth of diversely talented singers, musicians, poets, and dancers that call the city home.
With a proud focus on the unique and historical impact that black music and poetry has had on the world, the 5 Artists 1 Love music concert has grown and expanded from a small local event to a world class concert experience hosted at some of Edmonton's most renowned performance venues. The show sells out quickly every year, so get your tickets early!
It's hard to believe that when the 2020 5 Artists 1 Love music show concluded to a standing ovation on February 1st, 2020, our entire world would be in the midst of a global pandemic just six weeks later. The pandemic has taken a toll on our entire community...especially seniors, the vulnerable, families, students, small businesses, and most certainly artists and arts organizations. 5 Artists 1 Love is certainly no exception.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, provincial restrictions, and our commitment to community health and safety, we will be launching a retrospective webisode series on Friday, February 26, 2021. The webisode series will look back at 5 Artists 1 Love’s 15 year exploration of the evolution of Black Music as it left Africa and landed on the shores of North America. Some of Edmonton’s finest poets, singers and musicians who have graced our stage in years gone by will fully immerse you in soul-infused performances. From Soul to R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Reggae and Contemporary sounds, 5 Artists 1 Love performers continue to highlight the diversity and creativity of Black Music.
The Reel Film Noir
Explore the evolution of black people in film and the music behind it; through performance, poetry, comedy and a whole lot of soul, 5A1L style! This exclusive engagement delves into "The Reel Film Noir"!
You'll laugh, ponder, sing-along and bounce your head as we track the progression of favourite cult films and the important catalyst they play within the community.