BreakOut West Kicks Off In Whitehorse October 20

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The Canadian music industry is heading north this weekend for BreakOut West's first visit to the Yukon. Whitehorse is playing host to the annual event, which features 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 over 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, half MB half BC act Fish & Bird, 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 at agala hosted by CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence. Manitoba is a force to be reckoned with at this year’s awards, landing an impressive 43 nominations. Click here to see the list of nominees.

For those lucky enough to be in Whitehorse this weekend, don't miss these great Manitoba acts on stage...

Ruth Moody @ Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre, 8pm
Don Amero @ Jarvis Street Saloon, 8pm
Jaylene Johnson @ The Old Firehall, 9pm
Trio Bembe @ Gold Pan Saloon, 10pm
Les Surveillantes @ Centre de la Francophonie, 10pm
KIN @ Centre de la Francophonie, 11pm
Fish & Bird @ Gold Pan Saloon, 12am
Oh My Darling @ Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre, 11pm
The Liptonians @ Roadhouse Bar and Grill, 11pm
Romi Mayes @ Roadhouse Bar and Grill, 1am

Diana MacIntosh @ Whitehorse United Church, 7:30pm – Classical Music Showcase
KIN @ Foxy’s, 8pm
Oh My Darling @ Centre de la Francophonie, 8pm
The Liptonians @ The Old Firehall, 9pm
Ruth Moody @ Gold Pan Saloon, 9pm
Jaylene Johnson @ Centre de la Francophonie, 9pm
Del Barber @ Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre, 10pm
Romi Mayes @ The Rock Pub, 10pm
Ridley Bent @ Jarvis Street Saloon, 11pm
Don Amero @ Gold Pan Saloon, 11pm
Fish & Bird @ The Rock Pub, 12am
Les Surveillantes @ The Rock Pub, 1am

Del Barber @ The Old Firehall, 3pm  – SOCAN Songwriters Circle

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