Music from Manitoba is set to break new ground at Canadian Music Week (CMW) next month. One of Canada’s biggest music industry festivals, CMW takes over Toronto venues May 6-12. Eighteen homegrown acts are booked to play the festival, which offers the chance to perform for and connect with music fans, industry, and media from across Canada and the world.
The 37th CMW features hundreds showcasing bands at more than 30 live music venues in downtown Toronto. Manitoba’s lineup includes Bri, David James, Dizzy Mystics, Drinkbleachh, Encore, Ex Ømerta, Ghost Twin, HAVS, Indian City, JayWood, Kelly Fraser, Living Hour, Moon Tan, Olivia Lunny, Sebastian Gaskin, Silence Kit, Super Duty Tough Work, and The 1221.
Head to manitobamusic.com/cmw for all the showcase details and to check out music and video from all this year's showcasing acts.
In addition to the thwack of showcases, CMW is also home to a number of awards shows celebrating Canadian talent in the artistic, live music, and broadcast communities.
The fourth annual Live Music Industry Awards will hand out hardware to members of the Canadian music and live industries at a celebratory brunch on May 7. Winnipeg Folk Festival is up for hardware this year for the Community Impact Award.
The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, which honour pioneers and builders of the Canadian music industry, will be held on May 5. This year’s nominees include: Bell MTS Centre, Club Regent Casino, CKJS, Kiss 102.3, and 92.1 CITI.
Monday, May 6
Ex Omerta | Bovine Sex Club, 2AM
Tuesday, May 7
Kelly Fraser | Longboat Hall 8PM
Drinkbleachh | Sneaky Dees, 9PM
Wednesday, May 8
Olivia Lunny | iHeart Radio Fan Fest, Sirius XM House, Phoenix Concert, 6PM
Moon Tan | The Garrison, 9PM
Super Duty Tough Work | Longboat Hall, 11PM
The 1221 | Cherry Cola’s, 12AM
Thursday, May 9
Bri | Belgian Moon Brewery, 8PM
Dizzy Mystics | Cherry Cola’s, 10PM
Living Hour | Double Denim Showcase, 10PM
Friday, May 10
Indian City | Supermarket, 7PM
JayWood | The Rec Room, 9PM
Ghost Twin | The Rec Room, 10PM
Silence Kit | Cheery Cola’s, 12AM
Saturday, May 11
HAVS | Longboat Hall, 9PM
Sebastian Gaskin | Rivoli, 7PM