After a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2021, WILD 953 and Alberta Music are excited to the live showcases for Project Wild.
From February 24, 25, and 26, the King Eddy in Calgary will play host to the Top 12 artists. Following the performances and a round of public voting, the Top 3 artists of the season will be selected. The winner will be revealed on-air on WILD 953 at a date to be announced. The winning will be awarded $100,953, with second and third place artists receiving $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.
Project WILD is a professional h the careers of 12 of Alberta’s emerging country and roots artists.
As part of Project Wild, a professional music development program designed to educate, promote, develop and launch emerging Alberta talent, artists received a $5,000 development award and attended a music industry bootcamp designed to further their skills in performance, songwriting, marketing, media strategy, music business, music accounting, tour strategy, and social media.
The schedule of Top 12 showcases is:
Thursday, February 24
Hailey Benedict (St. Albert)
D’orjay The Singing Shaman (Edmonton)
Kyle McKearney (Airdrie)
Friday, February 25
Alex Hughes (Calgary)
Devin Cooper (Innisfail)
Robert Adam (Crossfield)
Drew Gregory (Strathmore)
Saturday, February 26
Maddison Krebs (Okotoks)
Shaela Miller (Lethbridge)
Ryan Lindsay (Red Deer)
Tickets are $9.53 (plus fees and GST) and are available at King Eddy.ca or Showpass.com. Doors open at 7 pm, shows start at 7:30 pm.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.