RBC Bluesfest’s lineup includes Jann Arden (pictured), the Manifesto festival turns 15, and a British metal band covers Avril. Also in the news are CityFolk, Savannah Ré, Orchestre Métropolitain, Gord Downie, Catherine MacLellan, Supercrawl, Skratch Bastid, Indie Weekly, Carson Koa, Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, Gregory Oh, Stereos, CMW, Jenie Thai, and farewell Brian Travers.
The CSHF will induct Black Velvet, written by Christopher Ward (pictured) and Dave Tyson, mentors for the Canadian Songwriters Challenge are named, and Allison Russell and Kathleen Edwards are up for Americana Music Awards. Also in the news are the Indigenous Music Accelerator, CMI, Indie Weekly, Fergus Hambleton, and farewell John Davis, Patrick Sky, and B.J. Thomas.