In less than a month Canadian Music Week will once again take over the city of Toronto from May 2-8. Widely recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music, the festival spans 7 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. To sort through the flurry of music news over the last few months, we have tried to keep it short and sweet below. Looking forward to seeing you out and about!
Even though we are less than a month out, we can’t stop adding bands! The Sheepdogs, Hannah Georgas, Jeff The Brotherhood, HUMANS, Max Frost, Diarrhea Planet and more have all joined the 2016 line up. For the full list of performing artists visit here.
CMW LOVES MUSIC FESTIVALS!
Check out our featured festival partnered showcases below.
Boots & Hearts Presents:
Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Eric Ethridge, James Barker Band, Dani Strong, Kansas Stone
Tuesday May 3 @The Phoenix Concert Theatre
The Boots and Hearts Music Festival is an annual country music festival at Burl’s Creek Event Ground from August 4th – 7th produced by Republic Live. This year’s festival features headliners Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, and Dierks Bentley joined by Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Dean Brody and many more. All tickets and camping offerings are currently on sale at www.bootsandhearts.com.
Ho99o9, Duchess Says, Dead Obies, The Posterz, Wasiu, and Ragers
Saturday May 7 @ Adelaide Hall
M for Montreal, a 4-day music + industry event that takes place teams up with tastemaker music site, Brooklyn Vegan to present this showcase.
Dilly Dally w/ The Damn Truth, Le Trouble, Foreign Diplomats and Motel Raphael
Saturday May 7 @ Lee’s Palace
The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène every summer. The festival takes place on five stages. This year’s line-up features Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Ray, Radiohead and more.
PARTNER (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Walrus, Entire Cities, Little Junior, For Esme, Billy Moon, She-Devils, Caveboy and more @ The Silver Dollar
Legendary Toronto promoter Dan Burke teams up with POP Mtl (May 6) and Toronto’s Wavelength Music Festival (May 7) for the annual NeXT@CMW Silver Dollar showcases.
HUMANS, Amir Obe, Lucas Dipasquale, Kiki Rowe, Heartstreets and more
Saturday May 7 @ Mod Club
The WayHome Music & Arts Festival produced by Republic Live takes place at the custom designed Burl’s Creek Event Grounds July 22 – 24, 2016. The festival includes headliners LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers and an additional 70 artists across four stages, a variety of late-night spectacles and experiences, original art installations, fine international and local cuisine, an on-site farmers market and more. All ticket offerings are currently on-sale exclusively at www.wayhome.com.
It’s been a busy winter, in case you missed one of our announcements we have summarized the highlights below.
Music Docs at Hot Docs Co-presented with Canadian Music Week, will also feature free live shows opening weekend on April 30 and May 1, from 9-11PM, at The Mill Street Hub.
Introducing the inaugural international creative-economy Music Cities Summit “The Mastering of a Music City”. The one-day summit will explore in-depth the relationship between creative city planning, quality of life, and the music industry.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award will be awarded to Nelly Furtado.
HOT TICKETS + WIN TO GET IN
In case you slept on getting tickets to one of our sold out shows (SKEPTA, LIGHTS, Scott
Helman, Collective Soul, Eagles of Death Metal), we have a solution to avoid the inevitable ‘fear of missing out’. The ‘Win To Get In’ series allows CMW wristband holders the opportunity to catch these must-see shows. Get your 7-day wristband and hop around to club venues all over the city– it’s a numbers game! Don’t forget to #CMW2016 so your friends can keep track of your music discoveries.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Max Frost w/ Rozes @ The Drake Hotel*TICKETS
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Laura Stevenson w/ Special Guests @ Drake Underground*TICKETS
Låpsley @ The Mod Club*TICKETS
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Generation Axe: A Night of Guitars @ Massey Hall*TICKETS
Royal Canoe w/ The Wet Secrets & Hannah Epperson @ The Mod Club*TICKETS
MOTHERS w/ Honduras, Boulevards and more @ Adelaide Hall*TICKETS
Charlotte Cardin @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS
Heat @ The Garrison
Baio w /Blajk, Romes, Only Yours and TMPL @ Velvet Underground
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Tommy Stinson of the Replacements w/ Common Deer, Ivory Hours, Frankie Lee, Little You
Little Me @ Horseshoe Tavern*TICKETS
Wild Nothing w/ Charlie Hilton and more @ The Opera House*TICKETS
TOPS w/ Foxtrott, Wildlife, Savoir Adore and more @ Lee’s Palace*TICKETS
Memory Tapes w/ Ghostly Kisses, Wolkof @ Comfort Zone*TICKETS
Yuna w/ Bosco @ The Mod Club*TICKETS
Kevin Abstract w/ Smino and Kaydee @ Adelaide Hall *TICKETS
No Joy w/ Programm and Mise en Scene @ The Velvet Underground*TICKETS
Friday, May 6, 2016
SWMRS w/ JPNSGRLS, New Swears and more @ Adelaide Hall*TICKETS
Public Access T.V. w/ No Sinner, The Sumner Brothers and more @ The Garrison*TICKETS
White Lung w/ Dead Tired @ Velvet Underground*TICKETS
Nao & Mura Masa @ The Mod Club*TICKETS
Busty and the Bass @ The Opera House *TICKETS
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Andrew Combs w/ Wooden Horsemen @ The Dakota Tavern *TICKETS
Royal Wood @ The Danforth Music Hall *TICKETS
Willa w/ Rococode, Kill J, and Elle Exxe @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS
Corners w/ Grounders, Haunted Summer and more @ The Garrison *TICKETS
Sunflower Bean w/ Death Valley Girls, Shy Kids and Mise en Scene @ Hard Luck Bar Modern Space, Attica Riots, Sam Cash and more @ The Horseshoe Tavern
FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Wednesday, May 4
Indica Records Showcase w/ Foreign Diplomats and more @ The Burdock
Holden, Hiroshima Hearts, and more @ Cadillac Lounge
Harvard Broadcasting Presents Autopilot, The Sole Pursuit, Open Aire and more @ Cherry Cola’s
94.9 The Rock Presents Julian Taylor Band, Poor Young Things, SATE, Palaye Royale @ Lee’s Palace
Indies with Indie88 w/ The Strumbellas, Wintersleep, The Zolas, and Alberta Cross @
Phoenix Concert Theatre *SOLD OUT
Thursday May 5
Carly Thomas, Laura Tremblay and more @ Cherry Colas *TICKETS
Music Glue Presents Model Aeroplanes and Tusks @ The Drake Underground
Spotify Presents Filous, Charlotte Cardin, Rainer & Grimm, Ria Mae and Modern Space @ The Garrison
SiriusXM Presents Collective Soul @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre *SOLD OUT
The Academy Presents D.R.A.M @ Revival
Music From Ireland Presents Elm, Bagels, Daithi, Fangclub @ The Rivoli
Friday May 6
Communion Presents Repartee, Sarah Hartman, Jean Michel-Blias @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS iHeartRadio Fest 2016 Presents Tegan and Sara, X-Ambassadors, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Jocelyn Alice and more (WIN-TO-GET-IN ONLY)*SOLD OUT
Music BC Presents The Summer Bros, Van Damsel, Little India and more @ The Rivoli
Sounds Australia Presents SOUND GALLERY w/ Russell Morris Demi Louise, Auguste,
HOWQUA and more @ The Supermarket
Saturday May 7
Music Nova Scotia Presents Beauts, Mardeen, Walrus and Natalie Lynn @ The Rivoli
Music Ontario Showcase @ The Supermarket
UKTI Presents Fat White Family @ The Velvet Underground
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ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 34th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 7 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.