Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88 Featuring Performances by The Rural Alberta Advantage and more

Canadian Music Week announces the 18th Canadian Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto on May 12. The annual event will feature performances by two time Juno award nominees The Rural Alberta Advantage, Vancouver based indie-folk rock trio Said the Whale, Toronto’s power pop rock band Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs and the winner of the Jim Beam talent search.

Nominations are now open. Part concert and part awards, the Indies are a celebration of national and international independent musicians making outstanding achievements in this area. Submit your nomination(s!) today for a chance to be recognized among industry peers, media and fans alike. Submissions are being accepted through indies.ca until March 16, 2018. Artists or their representatives (including labels and managers) can submit nominations on their behalf. All submissions completed before March 5th will receive discounted pricing. The eligibility period for all awards categories runs from September 1, 2016 through February 1, 2018. Nominees must have been active during the eligibility period and are based on the performance of the group or artist either on record or in live performances. For complete submission details, eligibility criteria and award categories, see “Criteria” on the Indies website.

Early deadline: March 5, 2018 Final deadline: March 16, 2018. Celebrating the best of independent music – both Canadian and international – the Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88 will prove to be an unforgettable night for fans and industry alike. The Pre-sale starts on March 1 @ 10:00 am here. Use the code INDIE88, and the General On-sale: March 2 @ 10:00 am here.