The Yukon is going to get a whole lot busier this fall. BreakOut West is heading north and taking over Whitehorse in October, with two awards shows, a conference, and music festival.
Over 50 of Western Canada's finest bands and artists will perform at various Whitehorse venues October 21-22, including a dozen Manitoba acts. Making the trip this year are Del Barber, Diana McIntosh, Don Amero, Jaylene Johnson, KIN, Les Surveillantes, Oh My Darling, Ridley Bent, Romi Mayes, Ruth Moody, The Liptonians, and Trio Bembe.
Almost all of the Manitoba acts are also nominees for the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards, which will be handed out on October 23 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The gala will be hosted by CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence.