Manitoba is gearing up to take over Regina this fall. BreakOut West has made its first lineup announcement for the 2012 music festival, which runs September 27-30 in various Regiona venues. On the list are Keith and Renee, Oh My Darling, Vince Fontaine's Indian City, Jerry Sereda, and Marco Castillo. All five acts are up for Western Canadian Music Awards, which take place on September 30 as part of the BreakOut West festivities.
Upbeat duo Keith & Renée for the Country Recording of the Year for its latest release, Best Day. Roots quartet Oh My Darling is up for for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year for Sweet Nostalgia. Vince Fontaine’s super group Indian City is up for Aboriginal Recording of the Year for its debut release, Supernation. Country crooner Jerry Sereda is also up in that category for his sophmore effort, Turn the Country On. Guitarist Marco Castillo's Trip to Brazil landed him a nod for World Recording of the Year. Click here to read more about this year's Western Canadian Music Award nominees.
The event features a conference and three-day music festival with 50 showcasing acts in addition to the two awards shows. BreakOut West presents an incredible opportunity for emerging and established artists to be a part of the western Canadian music community. Participating artists and other music professionals have the chance to meet key industry stakeholders creating the opportunity for a new wave of exciting industry developments from record deals to international tours.
Stay tuned for more BreakOut West lineup announcements!