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FAN EVENTS FOR CCMA COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2015

 

Join us for Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia! View the listings below to see a collection of events that will interest country music fans of all ages.

If you are a CCMA member or industry professional looking for events as part of the Country Music Week industry conference, CLICK HERE.

Please note that all times listed are local Atlantic times (AT). 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES – SESSION 1 1:30-4PM

Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room
Presented by SOCAN
Open to Public (This is a 19+ event)
Hosted by Chad Brownlee
Ticket Price for the Public: $30.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

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 four-day, acoustic performance event – a marque series as part of Country Music Week – is sure to inspire and evoke strong emotions in all who attend.

1:30 p.m. set Chad Brownlee 2:45 p.m. set Leah Daniels
  The Doll Sisters   Bruce Guthro
  Jessica Mitchell   RyLee Madison
  Zac Wrixon   Meredith Shaw

CCMA DISCOVERY SHOWCASE 9PM-12AM

World Trade and Convention Centre, Ballroom 200
Presented by Sakamoto Entertainment
Open to Public
Hosted by Beverley Mahood
#CCMAdiscovery
Ticket Price for the Public: $25.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

The six 2015 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 CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards). The finalists, who were selected through a rigorous, nationwide jury selection process, first met last spring for 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 Country Music Week is the culmination of their efforts.
2015 CCMA Discovery Showcase Performers:
Meaghan Blanchard
Raquel Cole
Ray Gibson
Maddison Krebs
Sykamore
Katia Zuccarelli
And 2014 CCMA Discovery Award winners, The Lovelocks

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES – SESSION 2 4-6:30PM

Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room
Presented by SOCAN
Open to Public (This is a 19+ event)
Hosted by Bobby Wills
Ticket Price for the Public: $30.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series features acoustic, in-the-round performances by emerging and established artists alike. Experience firsthand how songs are brought to life by some of Canada’s best talent in the field of songwriting.

4:00 p.m. set Bobby Wills 5:15 p.m. set Trinity Bradshaw
  Jeff Coplan   Andrea England
  Tenille   Lisa McCallum
  TwoShine County   Donovan Woods

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

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Presented by The Berkeley
Open to Public
Hosted by Beverley Mahood
#CCMAlegends
Ticket Price for the Public: $50.00/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:
Gord Bamford
Tim Chaisson
Patricia Conroy
Tracey Brown and Randall Prescott from The Family Brown
The Good Brothers
Kira Isabella
Joan Kennedy
Beverley Mahood
Charlie Major
Danielle Marie
Jess Moskaluke

COORS BANQUET KITCHEN PARTY 9PM-1:30AM

Cunard Centre
Open to Public
Hosted by Russell MacKenzie from FX 101.9
Ticket Price for the Public: $25.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase), or $30.00 at the door

There is nothing more Nova Scotian than a kitchen party with great music and great people. Let loose tonight as the locals show us why the east coast is the best coast!
Featuring Performances By:
Tim Hicks
Chad Brownlee
Autumn Hill
Wes Mack
Steven Lee Olsen
Jason Benoit

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

IRVING OIL FANFEST 11AM-4PM

Cunard Centre
Presented by CMT (Canada)
Official Retail Sponsor HMV
Open to Public
Hosted by FX 101.9
This is a FREE event.

Join us at the Cunard Centre 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 CCMA FanFest photo wall.
Featuring Performances By:
Autumn Hill
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt & Dean Brody
Chad Brownlee
Emerson Drive
Tim Hicks
High Valley
Brett Kissel
Wes Mack,
Jess Moskaluke
Steven Lee Olsen,
MacKenzie Porter
Tebey
Bobby Wills

CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES – SESSION 3 1:30-4PM

Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room
Presented by SOCAN
Open to Public (This is a 19+ event)
Hosted by The Heartbroken
Ticket Price for the Public: $30.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the talent behind their memorable words. Join us for an acoustic, in-the-round performance by both emerging and established songwriters.

1:30 p.m. set The Heartbroken 2:45 p.m. set Sykamore
  Tim Chaisson   Aaron Pritchett
  Patricia Conroy   JJ Shiplett
  Andrew Hyatt   Dan Swinimer

CCMA ALL-STAR BAND AWARDS 10:30PM-12AM

Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room
Open to Public (This is a 19+ event)
Hosted by Wendell Ferguson
#CCMAawards
Ticket Price for the Public: $25.00/each (Click HERE to purcase). 

…the celebrations continue! The third ceremony in our awards series, the CCMA All Star Band Awards honours the heart and soul of the music industry – the hardworking musicians who spend hours perfecting their skills and supporting artists both on stage and behind the scenes. Starting upon the finish of the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, kick back and party the night away with some of the best and most appreciated musicians Canada has to offer.
Featuring Performances by:
Lindsay Broughton
Leah Daniels
Tristan Horncastle
The Lovelocks
Jordan McIntosh
Madeline Merlo

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

CCMA SONGWRITERS’ SERIES – SESSION 4 2-4PM

Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room
Presented by SOCAN and ole
Open to Public (This is a 19+ event)
Hosted by Ralph Murphy
Ticket Price for the Public: $30.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series culminates with a session that 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. Accomplished and celebrated hit makers Paul Brandt, Phil O’Donnell, Johnny Reid and Craig Wiseman will be hosted by Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee (2012), musician, record producer and songwriter, Ralph Murphy. Experience this unique and one-time-only stage event with the names behind the country songs you know and love.
Performers include:
Ralph Murphy
Paul Brandt
Phil O’Donnell
Johnny Reid
Craig Wiseman

JOHN DEERE GREEN CARPET 5:30-7:00PM

Argyle Street, alongside Grand Parade
Open to Public
Hosted by FX 101.9
#CCMAawards
This is a FREE event.

The perfect opportunity to star gaze: If you’re a fan of Canadian country artists and personalities, the 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 bleacher seating to get a glimpse of, and cheer on, their favourite stars. Access to the Green Carpet is limited; only accredited media will have access to artists and celebrity presenters for interviews and photos. Only invited guests will walk the John Deere Green Carpet. This event ends promptly at 7PM. Ticketholders for the CCMA Awards Show MUST be in their seats no later than 7:45PM as the in-house experience starts then!

2015 CCMA AWARDS SHOW 7:45-10PM

Scotiabank Centre
Broadcast Partners: CBC-TV and CMT (Canada)
Open to Public
#CCMAawards
Hosted by Jessi Cruickshank
Ticket Price for the Public: $67.00 – $113.00/each (CLICK HERE to purchase)

Broadcast Partners CBC-TV and CMT (Canada) 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. Please Note: Registered Country Music Week delegates will receive a ticket for entrance within their delegate packages.
Featuring Performances by:
Autumn Hill
Gord Bamford
Paul Brandt
Dean Brody
Florida Georgia Line
Tim Hicks
High Valley
Kira Isabella
Brett Kissel
Wes Mack
Jess Moskaluke
Steven Lee Olsen
MacKenzie Porter
Johnny Reid
Thomas Rhett
Dallas Smith

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