Manitoba acts are getting ready to take over Victoria this week as BreakOut West kicks off its 2015 festivities. Running September 17-20, the 13th annual event features a music festival, industry conference, and two awards shows, as well as plenty of opportunities for emerging Western Canadian artists and music companies, to make key connections and do some serious business.
Local acts making the trek west to showcase include two of this year's Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) nominees, Dee Erin Band and Ridley Bent, as well as a number of acts making waves on the national front. Scroll down for the schedule of Manitoba showcases at the BreakOut West Festival.
This year's WCMA hardware will be handed out at a gala event on September 20 at The McPherson Playhouse and an invite-only brunch for the industry awards the day before. Manitoba artists and industry earned 26 nominations in 17 categories for the celebration of music from the western provinces and territories. Read more about this year's nominees
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.
MANITOBA SHOWCASES AT BREAKOUT WEST
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
8:30PM Dee Erin Band at Anian
8:30PM The Noble Thiefs at Northern Quarters
8:30PM Yes We Mystic at The Mint
9:30PM The Treble at The Mint
10:30PM Sc Mira at Sunset Room
11:30PM Ridley Bent at The Duke - Country Showcase
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8:30PM The Treble at Copper Owl
9:30PM Dee Erin Band at Wood Hall - Aboriginal Showcase
11:30PM The Noble Thiefs at Fort Tectoria
11:30PM Attica Riots at Studio CMCT
11:30PM Iskwé at Wood Hall - Aboriginal Showcase
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
2:20PM Karl Stobbe at St. John The Divine Anglican Church
Check out the complete BreakOut West Festival schedule at breakoutwest.ca/festival