Show Review – Day One – Groundswell Festival – Heather Rankin & Rawlins Cross

Who: Heather Rankin & Rawlins Cross When: March 16, 2017 Venue: Spatz Theatre Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia Nova Scotian treasure Heather Rankin and Celtic band Rawlins Cross filled up The Spatz Theatre on Thursday night in Halifax to kick off GroundSwell Music Festival. GroundSwell Music Festival is a three-day event that highlights Nova Scotian talent, […]

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Top 10 acts to check out during East Coast Music Week

With East Coast Music Week fast approaching, you’re probably thinking “there are so many bands playing that I don’t know, how will I know which bands I shouldn’t miss?“. Well, we’re here to help you with that. We hear a lot of great music and see a lot of great shows working with Canadian Beats, so […]

Billy Talent, Dallas Smith and July Talk confirmed as next group of performers, as Broadcast expands to two-and-a-half hours for THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, April 2 on CTV

The jam-packed broadcast now begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT Tickets are available now through ticketmaster.ca CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that punk-rockers Billy Talent, platinum-selling country star Dallas Smith and indie quintet July Talk are confirmed to perform on THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS broadcast. These artists join […]

Lucknow’s MITF Line-Up Will Be Announced March 22, 2017!

The anticipated line-up for the 9th year of Lucknow’s Music In The Fields is set to be announced on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM. They have created a little teaser video, with emcee Johnny Gardhouse, to get us even more excited about the news to come. Stay tuned and we will update you with […]

10 ECMA nominees that we’ve had the pleasure of photographing in the past!

With East Coast Music Week on the rise, here at Canadian Beats we are excited for all the talent we will be covering, and then we started thinking back to all of the great East Coast artists that we’ve covered through the years! Low and behold, we have covered a great many of the nominees […]

Winnipeg Folk Festival is Back for its 44th Year

The 44th Winnipeg Folk Festival takes place from July 6 to 9, 2017, in Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba. This annual festival is a North American premier outdoor folk music festival and this year’s line-up has proven to be incredible with headliners City and Colour, The Shins and Feist. Local favourites Joey Landreth, John K. […]

Rock The Park Ambleside announces headliners

Rock The Park!! That’s exactly what 11 Legendary Canadian Rock Bands will be doing at Rock The Park, a 3 Day Classic Rock festival presented By Ambleside Live and taking place in beautiful Ambleside Park  on August 18-20 2017. April Wine, Randy Bachman, Platinum Blonde and other Canadian favorites will take the stage over 3 days in the incredibly picturesque Ambleside Park. With the Coast Mountains to the North and the […]