From The Calgary Herald:
Western Canada is no longer the place musicians leave to make it big; it can, instead, be a launching pad.
That’s one of the underlying messages behind BreakOut West, which will bring the music industry to Calgary Oct. 3-6 for a festival, music conference and awards gala where the best from the West will celebrated and on display for the rest of the world to see.
Some of the highlights of the four-day October gathering include: a public kickoff concert; a family-oriented concert event with children’s performers; three days of concerts in local clubs; an industry awards brunch, where Alberta builders such as Calgary composer and teacher Al Muirhead and Stony Plain Records label head Holger Petersen will be feted; and the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala, which will be held Oct. 6 at Flames Central.
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