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INDUSTRY EVENTS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2018

COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK REGISTRATION DESK  

Wednesday September 5 – 2:00-8:00PM
Thursday September 6 – 9:00AM-8:00PM
Friday September 7 – 9:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday September 8 – 9:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday September 9 – 9:00AM-1:00PM
Hamilton Convention Centre

Registration and ticket pick-up and purchasing is made easy at the 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 Country Music Week events throughout the duration of the conference. This one-stop shop opens prior to the official start of Country Music Week activities and events to better serve those attendees who wish to beat the rush and get their items organized early.
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CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES (3 DAYS)

Session 1: Thursday September 6 – 1:30-4:00PM
Session 2: Friday September 7 – 4:30-7:00PM
Session 3: Saturday September 8 – 1:30-4:00PM
The Studio

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.
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CCMA SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time and Topic TBD
Hamilton Convention Centre

CCMA INDUSTRY OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00-8:00PM
Hamilton Convention Centre

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!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friday, September 7, 2018
10:15-11:15AM
Hamilton Convention Centre

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.
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CCMA INDUSTRY LUNCH & AWARDS

Friday, September 7, 2018
11:30AM-1:30PM
Hamilton Convention Centre

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.
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CCMA SEMINAR SERIES

Friday, September 7, 2018
Time and Topic TBD
Hamilton Convention Centre

CCMA LEGENDS SHOW: A TRIBUTE TO YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Friday, September 7, 2018
7:30-9:30PM
FirstOntario Centre

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.

CCMA SEMINAR SERIES

Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:30AM-1:00PM
Topic TBD
Hamilton Convention Centre

CCMA GALA AWARDS COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:00-7:00PM
Hamilton Convention Centre

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.
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CCMA GALA DINNER & AWARDS

Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:15-10:00PM
Hamilton Convention Centre

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.
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CCMA SEMINAR SERIES

Sunday, September 9, 2018
11:00AM-12:30PM
Topic TBD
Hamilton Convention Centre

IN THE ROUND: CROSSING BORDERS

Sunday, September 9, 2018
1:00-3:00PM
The Studio

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.
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COUNTDOWN CONCERT

Sunday, September 9, 2018
3:00-4:30PM
Location TBA

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018
4:45-6:15PM
FirstOntario Centre

The perfect opportunity to star gaze: If you’re a fan of Canadian country artists and personalities, the Red 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.
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2018 CCMA AWARDS SHOW

Sunday, September 9, 2018
8:00-10:00PM (ticket holders must be seated by 7:45)
FirstOntario Centre
Broadcast Partner: CBC

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. Shania Twain hosts this year!

Featuring performances by: 

Keith Urban
High Valley
Lindsay Ell

More performers and presenters for the 2018 CCMA Awards Show will be announced throughout the summer.

Ticket Price: $45.00 - $91.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)
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CCMA Post Awards Reception

Sunday, September 9 2018
9:30-11:00PM
Hamilton Convention Centre

Toast the closing of 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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