Kelowna. BC October 11 - 15, 2023

Save the date and join us in Kelowna. Breakout West features an immersive music industry and artist development conference, and a festival with 50+ artists performing across multiple venues. The festival highlights Western Canadian talent alongside select International and Pan-Canadian artists.

The WCMA head office is located in Winnipeg, MB. We recognize the ancestral lands, from Treaty One Territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. 

Showcase festival submissions are now open, early bird pricing is in effect until Februrary 6, 2023.

News

BreakOut West news and more 

Showcase Festival

A multi-genre line-up of over 50 artists showcasing over 3 nights at 8 local host live music venues.

Conference

The four-day conference brings together key players and tastemakers from around the world

Featured Artist/Industry

Features highlighting the best in Western Canadian talent

Awards

The Western Canadian Music Awards