With less than two weeks until the return of the 35th edition of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the festival is pleased to announce even more programming. Portland rockers The Dandy Warhols, Canadian indie darlings Yukon Blonde, Toronto producer Tasha the Amazon, Juno award winner Jess Moskaluke, country fan favourites James Barker Band and more join the previously announced line-up including Big Sean, Melissa Etheridge, and Wolf Parade. We figured it’s time to break down the can’t miss showcases for you, the homegrown talents, and exactly what your festival wristband will give you access to. The festival, spanning over six nights April 18-23 at venues all across the city, truly has something to offer everyone. The full schedule is now online here: https://cmw.net/music/schedule/
CMW is also pleased to host a number of showcases, with this year’s highlights including late night programming from BUNZ, Complex Canada presents Earl Sweatshirt, the SIRIUSXM House at The Great Hall, Exclaim! Presents at the Baby G, The Indies presented by Jim Beam with Indie88, KX Country and Boots & Hearts at Phoenix Concert Theatre, as well as label presented shows from BUZZ Records, Dine Alone, Six Shooter, and Mint Records. Lineup and venue information listed below.
This year, Canadian Music Week hosts a country spotlight on France, with a showcase presented by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada , Institut Français and Bureauexport France at The Rivoli on Wednesday April 19 with featuring performances from Tété, Cleo T, Caspian Pool and other French exports. The festival will also welcome thousands of delegates from around the world, with highlighted showcases from Italy and Taiwan. Further details on the international program at CMW 2017 can be found below.