Big name Canadian acts line up for Calgary’s Stampede Summer Stage, the Saints and Sinners tour announces the new sked, and a thrift store David Bowie painting find gets big bucks. Also in the news are Project WILD, Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Jen Doerksen, Sebastian Gaskin, Noon Tunes, Venus Fest, MusicOntario, and farewell Ellen McIlwaine (pictured), Doug Inglis, Jon Hassell, and Peter Zinovieff.
The francophone SOCAN Awards winners included Jean-Phi Goncalves (pictured), Variety names Sal Slaiby Manager Of The Year, and the CLMA’s new board is announced. Also in the news are Steve Waxman, MusicNL, Suzie LeBlanc, Ronley Teper, MMF Canada, Chilly Gonzales, Make Music Matter, Tara MacLean and Adam Brazier, Raj Ramayya, Rhye, Oh Susanna, Manitoba Music, and farewell Harold Budd.
Jann Arden (pictured) returns to TV and releases another album, a Tragically Hip doco double bill hits screens, and bluesman Steve Strongman signs with Linus. Also in the news are the Jim Beam National Talent Search, BPAC, the SOCAN Foundation, The Chefs Table, Remember The Music, drive-in shows, John Lennon, Sing Leaf, Alec Fraser Jr, Elliott BROOD, Manitoba Music, Roveena, Terra Lightfoot, Discogs, Keith Brown, Andrea Morris, and farewell Bruce Murray.
Manitoba Music launches an emergency COVID-19 relief fund, URGNT live streams concerts in Toronto, and Jessie Reyez earns a glowing review. Also in the news are the Oshawa Music Awards, Leonard Cohen, Home Routes, The Casbah, Garth Brooks, Sean Cunnington, Corb Lund, Randy and Tal Bachman, Jewel, and farewell Kenny Rogers (pictured), Wray Downes, Ted Moses, Marcelo Peralta, and Aurlus Mabélé.
Gord Sinclair (pictured) makes a solo debut, Alan Doyle announces a new EP and tour, and The Hawk turns 85. Others in the news include the ACMA, January Music Meeting, Oz fires, Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, SaskMusic, Clifford Brewing Co., Ginger St. James, Sina Bathaie, Music BC, and A2IM.
Shania and Taylor (pictured) shine at the AMAs, Michael Wekerle promises the Elmo is getting close, and a confession from David Foster. Also making news are BTS, Bill Wylie, Drake, Gordon Lightfoot, Anyway Gang, Alex Pangman, a McGarrigle tribute, Patrick Harbron, Steven Guilbeault, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Miranda Mulholland, George Seara, Sheenah Ko, Manitoba Music, MusicNL Awards, and farewell Gerry Atwell and Goo Hara.
The initiative is part of a new emphasis on Indigenous music export, and features showcases in Australia and Germany next month.
The 12th Annual Gord Bamford Foundation Charity Golf Classic takes place Aug. 7-8, at the Cambridge Hotel Resort & Conference
Frank Dukes (pictured) partners with Regent Park School of Music and The National headlines a talent-packed bill in Hamilton. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, Up Here 5, YYZ Live, Lisa MacLeod, and farewells to Bill Carruthers, Dave Bartholomew, and Elliot Roberts. Videos are provided for your enjoyment.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright (pictured) has opened a new cultural venue in Montreal, Heather Nova returns with her 10th album, and the NXNE lineup is announced. Also in the news are Mark Howard, Manitoba Music, Indigenous Day Live, Peter Serrado, Ken Stead, Music PEI, Music Nova Scotia, and Scarlett Jane. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Of late, it has been Ryan, not Bryan, Adams making the news, but the Canadian star will change that with his new single, "That’s H
An Ontario date for The Rolling Stones (pictured) is rumoured, Terra Lightfoot's The Longest Road Show tour was a hit last week, rapper Lil Berete is in hot water at home, and Lee Harvey Osmond's hometown album launch. Others in the news include Mariposa, The Clash, Lindsey Buckingham, Early Spirit, Art Bergmann, Manitoba Music, Music Ontario, FAI, and farewell Izzy Young.