MusicNL Week winners and highlights

MusicNL week is easily one of my favourite weeks of the entire year. Nothing warms your heart quite like being surrounded by some of the provinces best musicians for an entire week. This years awards and conference was held in Bonavista and by the sounds of all the attendees, they couldn’t of picked a better spot. I was only able to attend Friday nights showcases, which were incredible, and Saturdays industry brunch. 

Saturday’s Industry awards presented Adam Baxter with his 3rd win for Music Educator of the Year. Dean Stairs won Industry Professional of the Year and his company Citadel House won Outstanding Company of the Year. Graphic Artist of the Year went to Tara Thompson, hey that’s me! 

Repartee were the big winners of Sunday nights awards ceremony, with 4 wins including Albums of the Year, Group of the Year, Pop/Rock Recording of the Year and tying with Cabbages and Kings for Music Video of the Year (for Dukes and Earth respectively). Cabbages and Kings also took home Alternative Recoding of the Year while Duane Andrews picked up both Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.

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We here at Canadian Beats would like to send out a huge congratulations to all the musicians and industry who took home awards, who were nominated, or who showcased throughout the week. Another huge congratulations go out to the staff and board of MusicNL for putting together yet another fantastic week. We can’t wait for next year.

Here’s a some photo highlights from Friday night at the Garrick Annex and the Lion’s Club.

Eddi Kenny



Melanie O’Brien


Quote The Raven



Another North



AE Bridger



Land of the Lakes



Long Distance Runners


Waterfront Fire



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