For anyone who has ever attended a Canadian Country Music Week, leading up to the CCMA Awards Show, you know it is jam packed of great opportunities to see artists and songwriters. This year in Saskatoon, the Potash Corp Country Music Week, from September 7-10, will continue this tradition.
Details of this year’s CCMA Songwriters’ Series and CCMA Discovery Showcase have been released. Here’s the info:
CCMA Songwriters’ Series
It’s impossible to ignore what some consider to be the greatest aspect of country music, and what makes it resonate as a genre – the song writing. The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process. This three-day, acoustic performance event – a marque series as part of PotashCorp Country Music Week – is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend.
Session 2: Friday, September 8, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Jason Blaine
4:30 p.m. set
Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers
5:45 p.m. set
Session 3: Saturday, September 9, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by Carolyn Dawn Johnson
1:30 p.m. set
James Barker of James Barker Band
2:45 p.m. set
CCMA Discovery Showcase
This is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone looking to discover the “next big thing” in Canadian country music. The six finalists of the 2017 CCMA Discovery Program – a national initiative to support emerging Canadian country artists – will come together one last time during PotashCorp Country Music Week for the CCMA Discovery Showcase. In preparation for this exclusive performance, finalists travelled from across Canada to partake in Music Industry Discovery Week in Toronto this past spring; receiving unparalleled educational, mentorship, networking and exposure opportunities unlike any other program offered in the country genre. With the intense week behind them, these future stars are ready to take the stage and show the music industry and fans alike how they can command a performance. Come join in the excitement as each finalist performs separately, vying for the attention of a secret panel of judges who are onsite to decide who will be 2017’s CCMA Discovery Award winner.
Thursday, September 7, 8:00 p.m.
Showcase Host & Performer:
2017 CCMA Discovery Program Finalists:
Danielle Bourjeaurd (Tiny, ON)
Jesse Gold (Toronto, ON)
Kalsey Kulyk (Beaumont, AB)
Steph La Rochelle (Ottawa, ON)
Shylo Sharity (Vancouver, BC)
Sons Of Daughters (North Vancouver, BC)
Special Guest & 2016 CCMA Discovery Award Winner:
WHERE: Both events are being held at TCU Place (35 22 St E, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0C8)
Ticket Information For The Public:
Tickets for each individual CCMA Songwriters’ Series session are $25.00 each (plus fees). CCMA Discovery Showcase tickets are also $25.00 each (plus fees). Buy a ticket to each of the three CCMA Songwriters’ Series sessions, and get your ticket to the CCMA Discovery Showcase for FREE (available via phone or in-person purchase only). Tickets are available via TCU Place (online, in-person at the TCU Place Box Office and by phone at 888-639-7770) as of 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20.
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.