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INDUSTRY EVENTS FOR POTASHCORP COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2017

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POTASHCORP COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK REGISTRATION DESK  

Wednesday September 6 – 2:00-8:00PM
Thursday September 7 – 9:00AM-8:00PM
Friday September 8 – 9:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday September 9 – 9:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday September 10 – 9:00AM-1:00PM
TCU Place (across from the Box Office)

Registration and ticket pick-up and purchasing is made easy at the PotashCorp Country Music Week Registration Desk. Pre-paid delegate passes can be retrieved and ticket orders can be acquired. Tickets can be purchased here to all PotashCorp Country Music Week events throughout the duration of the conference. This one-stop shop opens prior to the official start of PotashCorp Country Music Week activities and events to better serve those attendees who wish to beat the rush and get their items organized early.

CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES (3 Days) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Session 1: Thursday September 7 – 1:00-3:30PM
Session 2: Friday September 8 – 4:30-7:00PM
Session 3: Saturday September 9 – 1:30-4:00PM
Ticket Price Per Session 1/2/3:
$25.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Songwriters’ Series Package: $68.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
TCU Place, Centennial Hall

It's impossible to ignore what some consider to be the greatest aspect of country music, and what makes it resonant as a genre - the song writing. The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process. This three-day, acoustic performance series is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend; so make a point of stopping by for a listen - you'll be glad you did.

For the full announcement of artists performing at the CCMA Songwriters' Series, CLICK HERE. 

EVENT DETAILS:

Session 1 – Thursday September 7, 1:00 - 3:30pm

1:00 p.m. set

Hosted by Kenny Hess

2:15 p.m. set

Tenille Arts

 

Livy Jeanne

 

David Leask

 

The Washboard Union

 

Madeline Merlo

 

Beamer Wigley

 

Dan Swinimer

Session 2 – Friday September 8, 4:30 - 7:00pm

4:30 p.m. set

Hosted by Jason Blaine

5:45 p.m. set

Buck Twenty

 

Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers

 

Chris Henderson

 

Raquel Cole

 

Gavin Slate

 

The Lovelocks

 

Travis Wood

Session 3 – Saturday September 9, 1:30 - 4:00pm

1:30 p.m. set

Hosted by Carolyn Dawn Johnson

2:45 p.m. set

Aaron Goodvin

 

Patrick Ballantyne

 

Jessica Mitchell

 

James Barker of James Barker Band

 

JJ Shiplett

 

Leaving Thomas

 

Sykamore

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

CCMA INDUSTRY OPENING RECEPTION 6:00-8:00PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by Sakamoto Agency and Gold & Gold Productions

TCU Place, Stage of the Sid Buckwold Theatre  
Ticket Price: $80.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
Ticket price includes CCMA Discovery Showcase

Kick-off Canadian country music’s biggest week by joining us for the CCMA Industry Opening Reception. This networking event sets the pace for the events to come, as long-time and newly proclaimed country music enthusiasts, and everyone in between, reunite and connect over an evening of drinks, snacks, laughs and of course, country music!

CCMA DISCOVERY SHOWCASE 8:00-10:00PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Presented by Stingray Music

TCU Place, Grand Salon  
Ticket Price for Industry: $25.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
#CCMAdiscovery

The six 2017 CCMA Discovery Program finalists come together one last time, as each performs separately and vies for the attention of a secret panel of judges who are onsite to decide this year’s CCMA Discovery Award winner (presented at Saturday’s private industry event, the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards). The finalists, who were selected through a rigorous, nationwide jury selection process, first met at their CCMA Music Industry Discovery Week. During this week, they learned, in-depth, about the music business and artist development through industry-led information sessions and seminars, performance and vocal coaching, styling, media training, etc. Their showcase during PotashCorp Country Music Week is the culmination of their efforts.

Showcase Host & Performer:
Beverley Mahood

2017 CCMA Discovery Showcase Performers:
Danielle Bourjeaurd
Jesse Gold
Kalsey Kulyk
Steph La Rochelle
Shylo Sharity
Sons of Daughters

Special Guest & 2016 CCMA Discovery Award Winner:
Eric Ethridge

For the full announcement of artists performing at the CCMA Discovery Showcase, CLICK HERE. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES: WORKSHOP ONE 10:00-11:30AM INDUSTRY ONLY

Get Your "IT" Together with Tamara Beatty
Presented by Re:Sound

TCU Place, Gallery AB
Ticket Price: $20.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Seminar Series Event Pass: $100.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

What does it take to go from the practice room to a stage where 40 million viewers are watching? What are the things that really count when it comes to standing out in a sea of amazing singers, artists, songwriters and performers? It all comes down to knowing how to craft a performance that allows you to translate to your audience and make them ‘feel’. It’s one thing to sing and play well, but an entirely different thing to create a “pin-drop” or “show-stop” performance, craft a vocal line that makes you stand out like no one else, or create moments based on unique qualities that essentially make up your brand. Tamara Beatty, voice coach of 25 years, entering her 10th season as a Voice Coach Consultant on the Emmy Award-winning show, The Voice, works behind the scenes to mine out these “IT” factors and make quick adjustments that allow singers to make the biggest impact possible. Join her for this live coaching event where she will use tips and tricks to transform performances on the spot. Anyone in the audience can volunteer and have the opportunity to work with her on stage. Bring tracks (downloaded – no streaming please) or your instrument and be prepared to sing a verse and chorus of your song. Guitar and piano will be provided. Several singers will get a chance to sing. It’s never too late to Get Your “IT” Together.

CCMA INDUSTRY LUNCH & AWARDS 11:30AM-1:30PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by Nielsen

TCU Place, Grand Salon  
Ticket Price: $80.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
#CCMAawards

The CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards recognizes some of Canada’s most influential music industry professionals, spanning specialties from radio and festivals to video directors, producers and management. This event highlights and recognizes those who work to promote country music, day in and day out, all year round.

Featuring Performances by: 

Chris Buck Band
Aaron Goodvin

Hunter Brothers
Andrew Hyatt
Leaving Thomas
PETRIC

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2:00-3:00PM INDUSTRY ONLY

TCU Place, Gallery AB
Doors open at 1:30PM – please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to start time to avoid line-ups and complete registration.

CCMA Members come together at the Annual General Meeting to review highlights of the past year and discuss new and upcoming business. This is also the opportunity for delegates to vote for the coming year’s CCMA Board of Directors election.

CCMA LEGENDS SHOW: A TRIBUTE TO YESTERDAY AND TODAY 7:30-9:30PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Presented by Today's Best Country 105 CJVR

TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
Ticket Price for Industry: $45.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

You won’t want to miss the CCMA Legends Show: A Tribute to Yesterday & Today; as this once-in-a-lifetime event pays tribute to Canadian country hits of the past by pairing some of Canada’s most cherished country artists, including Hall of Fame inductees, with rising and current stars of the industry.

Featuring performances by: 

Paul Brandt
Lisa Brokop
Patricia Conroy
Hunter Brothers
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Mallory Johnson
Madeline Merlo
Jimmy Rankin
Deric Ruttan
Ian Tyson
The Washboard Union

Hosted by Deric Ruttan and Today's Best Country 105 CJVR

For the first announcement of artists performing at the CCMA Legends Show, CLICK HERE.
For the second announcement of artists performing at the CCMA Legends Show, CLICK HERE

*Please note, due to scheduling conflicts, Brett Kissel has had to step down from his previously announced appearance and hosting duties as part of the CCMA Legends Show. We are thrilled to add the talented Deric Ruttan to this line-up, in his place. 

CCMA ROCK’N COUNTRY CABARET 9:00PM-1:30AM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Co-Presented by 92.9 The Bull and Prairieland Park

Location Prairieland Park
Ticket Price for Industry: $25.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

A well-known event to Saskatchewan is the cabaret. Billed as a night for the 19+ crowd, this event will feature some of Canadian country music’s current and rising stars, performing their favourite rock covers and their own originals. Come for the show and stay for the party!

Featuring performances by:

Brody Siebert
Tenille Arts
The Johner Brothers
Meghan Patrick
Jason Blaine
The Road Hammers
Tim Hicks
Chad Brownlee

Hosted by 92.9 The Bull

For the full announcement of artists performing at the CCMA Rock'n Country Cabaret, CLICK HERE.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES: ROUND TABLES 10:00AM-12:00PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by Re:Sound and RDR Music Group

TCU Place, Gallery CD
Ticket Price: $20.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Seminar Series Event Pass: $100.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

The CCMA Round Table sessions present the advice of industry experts in a variety of business focuses, all within a comfortable environment that invites everyone present to take advantage of the years of experience and wisdom within the room.

Featured Topics:
INTERNATIONAL - Open Forum
MANAGERS - What they look for and what they do
MONEY - How to access it
ONSTAGE - Performance skills for singers and musicians
RADIO ONE- Get your song noticed
RADIO TWO - From the perspective of those at the station
RADIO THREE - From the perspective of those trying to get you on the air
SOCIAL MEDIA - Develop a winning strategy
SONGWRITING - Making a hit song a hit
VOICE - Correct your vocal problems
BIG PICTURE - Plan for the future, and plan to give back

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 11:15-12:45PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by Re:Sound

TCU Place, Gallery CD
Ticket Price: $20.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Seminar Series Event Pass: $100.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

The music industry is challenging, both personally and professionally. This seminar will focus on the personal challenges of mental health and well-being. Over the past several years, many artists in the entertainment industry have spoken out to fight the stigma attached to this topic that has affected us all, in one way or another. Join us for an open and honest conversation with music industry professionals who will discuss how everything from social media, the spotlight and success or lack thereof can impact one’s mental wellbeing.


Panelists: Dallas Smith, Alan Doyle, Sheila Hamilton, Medical Practitioner
Moderator: Jodie Ferneyhough
 

SiriusXM FANFEST 11AM-4:00PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Presented by Prairieland Park

Location Prairieland Park
This is a FREE event

Join us for a line-up of some of Canada’s brightest country music stars! This FREE afternoon music festival will feature back-to-back live performances by a collection of fan-favourite artists. Attendees will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with country music celebs at the SiriusXM FanFest photo wall.

NOTE: to keep photo lines moving, a professional photographer will be snapping the photos, save the battery on your smart phone to capture all the live performances! This event is free and open to the public. Artist merchandise will be available.

Featuring performances by: 
Please Note: schedule for performance times and photo wall to be announced closer to event date

Gord Bamford
Chad Brownlee
Cold Creek County
Tim Hicks
Brett Kissel
JoJo Mason
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Aaron Pritchett
The Road Hammers
Dallas Smith
The Washboard Union
Bobby Wills

For the full announcement of artists performing on the SiriusXM FanFest, CLICK HERE

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES: WOMEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS 1:00-2:30PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by Re:Sound

TCU Place, Gallery CD
Ticket Price: $20.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Seminar Series Event Pass: $100.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

Meet a panel of women who have followed their passion and built their careers in the music business. The panelists will talk about their backgrounds, their journeys, and their strengths as women in our ever-changing Industry. They will discuss taking risks, taking responsibility and the unique challenges they face as women in their various roles.


Panelists: Carmen Choney, Kristy Fletcher, Amanda Kingsland, Liz Rose
Moderator: Beverley Mahood

CCMA GALA AWARDS COCKTAIL RECEPTION 5:30-6:45PM INDUSTRY ONLY

TCU Place, Grand Salon  
Ticket Price: included with ticket purchase to the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards
#CCMAawards

Mix and mingle with industry elite as we commence an elegant evening of celebrations. The CCMA Gala Cocktail Reception is open to registered delegates and invited guests.

CCMA GALA DINNER & AWARDS 7:00-10:00PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by SOCAN

TCU Place, Grand Salon  
Ticket Price: $195.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
Ticket price includes CCMA Gala Awards Cocktail Reception
#CCMAawards

Enjoy an evening of celebration at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, distinguishing those who make country music great. You can be sure to enjoy a night of glitz and glamour, at this, the most formal event of the week. From agents to artists, a wide array of the country music industry will be honoured and celebrated. CCMA Awards of Achievement and the year’s Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees will be presented this evening.

Featuring performances by: 

Dean Brody
Dan Davidson
High Valley
JoJo Mason
Jessica Mitchell
Jess Moskaluke
JJ Shiplett

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES: IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN ESPOSITO AND STEVE KANE 10:00AM-11AM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by Re:Sound

TCU Place, Gallery AB
Ticket Price:
$20.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Seminar Series Event Pass: $100.00(plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

John Esposito, Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Nashville and Steve Kane, President of Warner Music Canada will discuss the state of the country music industry and the importance of cross-border partnerships, such as that between Warner Music Nashville and Warner Music Canada. More relevant now than ever before, don’t miss what will surely be an engaging conversation about various strategies of success for both respective markets.

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES: WORKSHOP TWO 11:00AM-12:30PM INDUSTRY ONLY

The Four Most Important Elements for a Killer Live Show with Tom Jackson
Presented by Re:Sound

TCU Place, Gallery AB
Ticket Price:
 $20.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
CCMA Seminar Series Event Pass: $100.00(plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

Watch as renowned Live Music Producer, Tom Jackson, works with Kendra Kay in this CCMA workshop, while teaching performance skills that you can use to transform your own live show.

You will learn:
 - How to take your show from good to great
 - How to capture and engage your audience, looking at your show from your audience’s perspective
 - How to turn your “songs” into “memorable moments”
 - How to become a great front person

IN THE ROUND: CROSSING BORDERS 1:00-3:00PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Presented by ole

TCU Place, Centennial ABC
Ticket Price for Industry: $35.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

This special event features masterclass songwriters from both sides of the border in a guitar pull setting. Notable songwriters from Canada and the U.S. will share the stories behind country music’s biggest hits. Experience this unique and one-time-only stage event with the names behind the country songs you know and love.

Alan Doyle
Eric Paslay
Liz Rose
Deric Ruttan
Gordie Sampson

For the full announcement of artists performing on In The Round: Crossing Borders, CLICK HERE

TD COUNTDOWN CONCERT 1:00-2:30PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Outside of SaskTel Centre
This is a FREE event
#CCMAawards


Help us get the party started and set the mood for the high energy CCMA Awards Show. With a fun, festival atmosphere, the TD Countdown Concert will feature some of your favourite Canadian country music artists.

Featuring performances by: 
Please Note: schedule for performance times to be announced closer to event date

Alee
Cold Creek County
Aaron Goodvin
Dan Davidson
Aaron Pritchett
JJ Shiplett

For the full announcement of artists performing on the TD Countdown Concert, CLICK HERE

JOHN DEERE GREEN CARPET 2:45-4:15PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Outside of SaskTel Centre
This is a FREE event
#CCMAawards
 
The perfect opportunity to star gaze: If you’re a fan of Canadian country artists and personalities, the John Deere Green Carpet is the place to be. Nominated artists, performers, presenters and special guests walk the carpet and interact with fans and media along the way. Fans are encouraged to get to the FanZone early for prime spots to get a glimpse of, and cheer on, their favourite stars.

2017 CCMA AWARDS SHOW 5:00-7:00PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SaskTel Centre
Broadcast Partners: CBC  
Ticket Price for Industry: $115.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
#CCMAawards

Canadian country music fans, artists and industry alike, look forward to the CCMA Awards Show every year – Canadian country music’s biggest night. As a salute to the year that’s been, this two-hour celebration features performances and appearances by some of Canada’s brightest country stars and announces winners in eight award categories.

For a full list of all 2017 CCMA Award Nominees, CLICK HERE

Featuring performances by: 

Gord Bamford with Jim Cuddy
Dean Brody
Chad Brownlee
Tim Hicks
High Valley
James Barker Band
Brett Kissel
Madeline Merlo
Jess Moskaluke
Meghan Patrick
Dallas Smith
The Washboard Union

and international guests Blake Shelton, Brett Young. 

More performers and presenters for the 2017 CCMA Awards Show will be announced throughout the summer.

For the first announcement of artists performing on the CCMA Awards show, CLICK HERE. 
For the second announcement of artists performing on the CCMA Awards Show, CLICK HERE. 
For the third announcement of artists performing on the CCMA Awards Show, CLICK HERE. 
For the final announcement of artists performing on the CCMA Awards Show, CLICK HERE

CCMA POST AWARDS RECEPTION 7:30-9:00PM INDUSTRY ONLY

Presented by the City of Hamilton and Tourism Hamilton

TCU Place, Grand Salon  
Ticket Price: $80.00 (plus fees)/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
#CCMAawards

Toast the closing of PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 and congratulate this year’s CCMA Award winners and nominees at the CCMA Post Awards Reception. As the final official event of the week, enjoy the food and friends, make last minute connections and reflect on the achievements of a memorable year in country music.

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