Hey music junkies! 2013 Canadian Music Week (CMW) is just around the corner and there’s a lot to be excited about.
The annual event is entering its 31st year and is dedicated to the expression and growth of our country’s music, media and entertainment industries. What better place than to celebrate this in Canada’s greatest city?
Toronto be prepared – during March 19-24, the city is going to be packed with locals and visitors looking to take in one of the many events lined up. Industry conferences, trade shows, a film festival, a comedy festival, four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival is on the horizon.
I’m personally looking forward to the extensive list of talent coming into town. Over 1000 artists are scheduled including several big names. This event is for anyone interested in the arts & entertainment.
When: March 19-24, 2013
Where: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues
For full schedule, tickets and wristbands – visit www.cmw.net
Some great events to look forward to:
Canadian Radio Music Awards w/ headline performance by Marianas Trench
March 20, 2013 @ Kool Haus – Each year the CRMAs celebrate first-time charted artists and honour the individuals or groups with some of the most played songs on Canadian radio. The public will enjoy performances from nominees Anjulie, Dallas Smith, Elise Legrow, Jesse Labelle, Massari, Monster Truck, Shawn Hook, USS and Victoria Duffield. The night is also topped off with a performance by fan’s choice nominee Marianas Trench. More info here.
Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards
March 21, 2013 @ Kool Haus - Known as the biggest night of CMW, the awards show will bring in some big names in the industry . It’s also been the site of some legendary musical reunions. More info here.
Sirius XM Indies with headline performance by Metric
March 22, 2013 @ Kool Haus – An awards show honouring the year’s best in independent music with performances by Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Canailles, and Cadence Weapon. A headline act by indie favourite, Metric, will be the main draw of the night. Fans can vote for their favourite nominees at www.indies.ca.
Sandra Bernhard at the Canadian International Comedy Festival
March 22, 2013 @ Winter Garden Theatre – Sandra Bernhard, known for her recurring role on the sitcom Roseanne will be headlining this year’s Comedy Fest. For more info, visit canadiancomedyfest.com.
CMW Film Festival
March 21-23, 2013 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox – movie buffs will love the mix of movie premieres, screenings and retro rarities. Check out the robust schedule at cmwfilmfest.com.