The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will host three drive-in concerts that include the New Faces Showcase & Concert, the Legacy Revival, and the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards (presented by Slaight Music) taking place September 3 to 5, 2021, at Ancaster Fairgrounds in Hamilton.
On Friday, September 3, the New Faces Showcase & Concert will give fans a chance to take in some of Ontario’s hottest new music and up-and-coming talent with performances by Aaron Allen, Charissa, Kansas Stone, Owen Barney; Robyn Ottolini, Ryan Langdon, Genevieve Fishere and The Road Hammers.
On Saturday, September 4, the Legacy Revival will feature Ontario’s treasured pioneers in a celebration of the music that paved the way for so many of today’s country artists. Hosted by Wendell Ferguson, The Legacy Revival will feature The Good Brothers, Marie Bottrell, Russell deCarle (Prairie Oyster lead singer), Michel Lalonde (founding member of Garolou) and Sylvia Tyson.
On Sunday, September 5, the CMAOntario Awards will celebrate the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 18 categories. The weekend will close out with the CMAOntario Awards hosted by Jason McCoy and Beverley Mahood. This special concert features performances by Tim Hicks, Buck Twenty, Aaron Allen, Owen Barney, Sacha, David Boyd Janes, Reney Ray, The Redhill Valleys and the CMAOntario Awards house band, The Western Swing Authority.
CMAOntario is committed to presenting and promoting the work of Ontario’s country music industry and will continue to work closely with partners in Hamilton to ensure the safe presentation of the drive-in concert events. The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend is presented by Slaight Music, with support from Ontario Creates.
Tickets are on sale now:
Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m. – New Faces Showcase & Concert
Saturday, September 4 at 7 p.m. – The Legacy Revival
Sunday, September 5 at 7 p.m. – CMAOntario Awards
Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.