Submissions for the 2015 BreakOut West Festival are now closed.
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Hope to see you at BreakOut West in Victoria, BC, Sept 17 - 20!
WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS GALA
The 13th annual Western Canadian Music Awards will honour the excellence and achievements of western Canadian artists in Victoria, BC on Sunday, September 20th at The Mcpherson Playhouse.
The Western Canadian Music Awards Gala recognizes the excellence and achievements of our new and emerging western Canadian artists. This event provides a platform to promote artists from the west by providing a focus on the artists – from which music and creativity arise.
The WCMA Gala highlights some of the best western Canadian acts in over 23 different award categories as well as creative performances by the award winners/nominees themselves! All award categories can be found here. In recognition of their outstanding contribution to our industry, both a Heritage Achievement Award and a Hall of Fame Award will be presented to 2 worthy artists or groups or individuals.
Western Canadian Music Award winners are chosen by a combination of jury and membership voting. Once again this year, the voting process is overseen by DMDS who also work with the JUNOS Awards and the Grammy Awards.
WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS BRUNCH
The 13th annual Western Canadian Music Industry Awards provides an opportunity each year to celebrate the industry leaders and the people behind the music including managers, agents, labels, recording engineers and others in Victoria, BC on Saturday, September 19th at The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Hotel Resort & Spa.
The brunch will highlight the winners of each Industry Award category as well as a special feature presentation on the Industry Builder Award recipient. This ticketed event will also include acoustic intimate performances from nominated musicians and appearances by WCMA nominees as well as a pre-awards brunch reception featuring food and beverages from the host region.