The 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend is approaching rapidly. It takes place at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa on Nov. 18 and 19, and the awards have a different weekend format this year, one ensuring more live performances.
The artist lineup is an impressive one, mixing well-established veterans with young stars on the rise. All are 2017 CFMA nominees.
Performing on Saturday, Nov. 18 are Maz, Twin Flames, Beyond The Pale, Beyries, Kobo Town, and Danny Michel. The awards for Children's Album of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year, Songwriters of the Year (French, English and Aboriginal), Producer of the Year, the Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award and World Group of the Year will be presented throughout this evening. Gerry Strong, the recipient of the 2017 Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, will also be honoured then.
The Sunday bill comprises Cassie & Maggie, Braden Gates, Coco Méliès, Scott MacMillan & Colin Grant, Oh Susanna, and Stephen Fearing. Handed out during this evening will be the awards for Young Performer, New/Emerging Artist, Instrumental (Solo Artist and Group), Contemporary Album, World Solo Album, Traditional (Album & Singer), Vocal Group, and Ensemble of the Year.
The two evenings are open to the public. Tickets and wristbands are now on sale online at folkawards.ca/tickets and can also be purchased at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St. W, Ottawa) or Compact Music (785 & 206 Bank Street, Ottawa).
Read a full list of CFMA nominees here or check out the video announcement.