The CMAOntario Awards are heading back to southwestern Ontario as The Country Music Association of Ontario announced today that London will host the 2020 CMAOntario Festival and Awards, May 29-31, 2020.
Presented by Slaight Music, the 8th annual CMAOntario Awards will cap off a weekend of festivities on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Centennial Hall. This will mark the third time that London will host the event, with previous editions taking place in 2017 and 2018. With a thriving country music market and excellent track record of events, London offers tremendous opportunity to showcase and celebrate Ontario talent.
“The support of our members, Ontario artists and fans is what keeps our Festival, Conference and Awards weekend evolving to greater heights. London has been a terrific host in the past, and we’re thrilled to return to Music City next year,” said Steve Kassay, CMAOntario President.
“We are fast gaining a reputation as Canada’s ‘Music City’ and for good reason,” said London Mayor Ed Holder. “From intimate performances at Aeolian Hall to the main stage at London Music Hall or the award-winning Budweiser Gardens, we know how to party. When London plays host, the entire city rolls out the welcome mat, and the 2020 CMAOntario Awards will be no different.”
“Ontario is incredibly rich with some of the best country artists in Canada and a wealth of emerging talent. It’s an honour to welcome the CMAOntario Awards and Festival back to London. It’s great for London and our entire region,” said Chris Campbell, Director of Culture and Entertainment Tourism for London Tourism and host event chair.
Country music fans will have the opportunity to applaud their favourite country artists and experience up-close interactive performances by some of the top names in Ontario country music throughout the weekend.