CCMA Fan Village Announced


New fan-driven event for Country Music Week, CCMA Fan Village runs September 7 - 9, providing free opportunities for fans to interact with country artists

August 20, 2018 (Toronto, ON) - This just in! The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is thrilled to announce the newest addition to Country Music Week: CCMA Fan Village. Brought to life with the support of iHeartRadio Canada, CCMA Fan Village will take place September 7 - 9, giving fans hours of music from their favourite artists, meet and greet opportunities, live DJ performances, access to the best food trucks Hamilton has to offer, daily giveaways and so much more! Best of all, it’s entirely free.  

Gates to this not-to-be-missed experience will open on Friday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m., providing country music fans with countless opportunities to see the best and brightest in Canadian country talent up-close-and-personal.

CCMA Fan Fest Location:
Impark Lot (At Market and Bay Street)
Across from FirstOntario Centre 


Friday, September 7, 2018

Officially opening its doors on Friday, September 7, CCMA Fan Village will see its first night of festivities culminate with a headlining performance by 2018 Apple Music Fans’ Choice nominee, Tim Hicks.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SiriusXM Top of the Country Showcase
8:00pm - 10:15pm       

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Finale, in partnership with the CCMA, features some of the next big names in country music, all battling it out for $25,000. See Jason Benoit, Andrew Hyatt and Leaving Thomas take to the stage and find out first-hand who takes home the title.

Tim Hicks Headlining Performance                   
10:15 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

There’s no party like an iHeartRadio party! On Saturday, iHeartRadio CCMA Fan Village will be the hottest ticket in town. Starting off at a sprint, fans won’t be want to slow down once they’ve finished the first-ever CCMA Country Run presented by iHeartRadio. Stepping off the route and into an epic Pancake Breakfast, fans will also have the opportunity to take photos with artists such as Terri Clark, Tim Hicks, the Hunter Brothers, Brett Kissel, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, Dallas Smith, The Reklaws and The Washboard Union at CCMA FanFest.

Broadcasting live from Hamilton, ON, iHeartRadio CCMA Fan Village will be host to performances by artists such as Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt, Chad Brownlee, David James, Steven Lee Olsen and Tenille Townes.

CCMA Country Run presented by iHeartRadio
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Pancake Breakfast
9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

CCMA FanFest - photo walls
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

10:30am - 11:10am Dallas Smith 
11:10am - 11:50am Meghan Patrick 
11:50am - 12:30pm Hunter Brothers

10:30am - 11:10am Terri Clark 
11:10am - 11:50am Jess Moskaluke 
11:50am - 12:30pm Tim Hicks

10:30am - 11:10am Brett Kissel 
11:10am - 11:50am The Reklaws 
11:50am - 12:30pm The Washboard Union

MDM Recordings Showcase
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

(David James, The Lovelocks, Bobby Wills)

Warner Music Canada/Complete Country Showcase
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

(The Abrams, Paul Brandt, Aaron Goodvin, Nice Horse, Meghan Patrick, Kelly Prescott, Tebey, The Washboard Union)

Universal Music Canada Showcase
4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

(East Adelaide, Chad Brownlee, Jade Eagleson, Emily Reid, The Reklaws)

Sony Music Canada and The Orchard Showcase
10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

(Shawn Austin, Gord Bamford, Terri Clark, Steven Lee Olsen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

It’s all about the prep. Sunday’s CCMA Fan Village will make sure that fans are ready for Canada’s biggest night in country music. Warming up with the CCMA Sweat Session and live performances by Andrew Hyatt and JoJo Mason, September 9 will be chock-full of excitement -- from the CCMA Countdown Concert to the CCMA Red Carpet and the 2018 CCMA Awards Show, fans are encouraged to arrive early so they don’t miss a thing.  

CCMA Sweat Session with F45
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

SteelHead Music, 604 Records, Music BC Showcase
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(Shawn Austin, Kristin Carter, Andrew Hyatt, Kadooh, JoJo Mason)

CCMA Countdown Concert
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(Shawn Austin, Dan Davidson, Aaron Goodvin, Kira Isabella, Ryan Langdon, Leaving Thomas, The Lovelocks, JoJo Mason, PETRIC, Bobby Wills) 

CCMA Awards Red Carpet
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

2018 CCMA Awards
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 


Please note the following prohibited items:

Lawn chairs
Items deemed as posing a threat to the concert


About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2018 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Radio Starmaker Fund, the Government of Ontario, City of Hamilton, Tourism Hamilton and the Hamilton, Halton and Brant Regional Tourism Organization.




Media Contact

For the Canadian Country Music Association:

Tiffany Astle | | 416.554.7329