GET READY CALGARY!
CCMA FAN VILLAGE DELIVERS THREE DAYS OF FREE PROGRAMMING FOR CALGARIANS KICKING OFF ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
FAN VILLAGE TO TAKE OVER COWBOY’S TENT FOR
THREE DAYS, DELIVERING PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE GENRE’S BIGGEST ARTISTS
SECOND YEAR OF FAN-DRIVEN EVENT WILL BE BIGGER THAN
EVER AND WILL INCLUDE BIG BROTHER CANADA’S
DANE RUPERT AND ANTHONY DOUGLAS,
SATURDAY’S PURE COUNTRY TAKEOVER AND THE
2019 CCMA AWARDS SHOW TD COUNTDOWN CONCERT
August 28, 2019 (Calgary, AB) — With Country Music Week 2019 only ONE WEEK away, the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is excited to announce the details surrounding Fan Village. Back for its second year, Fan Village will see the Cowboy’s Tent (321 – 11th Ave SE) come to life with three, completely free days of unforgettable programming — artist meet & greets, LIVE COUNTRY pop-up shop, appearances by Big Brother Canada Season 7 winner Dane Rupert, runner-up Anthony Douglas and Pure Country’s Shannon Ella — all while hosting a stage filled with performances by the best country music has to offer.
“Calgary has hosted the Canadian Country Music Awards more than any other Canadian city and with good reason: the heart of country music truly beats in Alberta. This reputation owes, in part, to the phenomenal level of community support the province’s country music industry has long enjoyed. The Fan Village is the perfect place to celebrate this legacy, the Awards and Country Music Week.” — Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.
“In Calgary, country music is in our veins. Fan Village is an incredible opportunity for all Calgarians to enjoy the spirit of the Country Music Week and take in some top-tier country music,” said Mayor Nenshi. “Making these performances free to attend is a great initiative by the CCMAs. I know come September 6, Calgarians will be there with their dancing boots on!”
Brought to life with the support of Pure Country and TD, Fan Village will see more than 30 artists perform between September 6-8, giving fans hours of music from their favourite artists, meet and greet opportunities, games, live-band karaoke competition, yoga with goats, daily giveaways and so much more!
CCMA Fan Village Location
Cowboy’s Tent (321 – 11th Ave SE)
OFFICIAL CCMA FAN VILLAGE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
Opening at 5:00 p.m. sharp, the Cowboy’s Tent will be transformed into the biggest party of Country Music Week 2019. The first evening of CCMA Fan Village programming will kick off with Canadian country radio’s most-spun group for the past three years James Barker Band and culminate with a performance by certified PLATINUM-selling breakthrough artist Morgan Wallen.
Doors and bars open
7:30 p.m. — 11:30 p.m.
YYC Country Friday Night (Fan Village Official Kick-Off Party)
Get the weekend started off right. Grab a drink (and a friend!) and get ready to lose yourself in the first EPIC night of Fan Village. Performances by James Barker Band, Madison Kozak, MacKenzie Porter, HARDY and Morgan Wallen.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
There’s no party like a Pure Country party! Hosted by Shannon Ella, Saturday’s Fan Village presented by iHeartRadio Canada’s Pure Country activities will be the hottest ticket in town. Stretching out over the course of 14 hours, the day will kick off with Yoga With Goats, hosted by Granary Road. After warming up, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with artists such as Dean Brody, Hunter Brothers, Tim Hicks, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith and The Washboard Union.
Fan Village presented by iHeartRadio Canada’s Pure Country will see some of Canada’s favourite artists put to the rapid-fire questions test via a Q&A with prizes for those who know their country music trivia best and be host to performances from 2:30 p.m. through to midnight. A full list of appearing performers can be found below.
10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Yoga With Goats
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or are new to the practice, add an extra layer to your zen-time with animal therapy from the cutest goats, provided by Granary Road. Special guests include Hunter Brothers, Shannon Ella, Cheryl Hickey, Andrew Hyatt, Madeline Merlo, Jess Moskaluke and Erica Wiebe (Olympic Gold Medalist).
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Grab your cowboy boots! Fan Village attendees will get the chance to take photos with some of Canada’s brightest country music stars. Photo opportunities include Dean Brody, Hunter Brothers, Tim Hicks, Jess Moskaluke, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith and The Washboard Union.
2:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Country Happy Hour(s)
Live performances by Don Amero, Shawn Austin, Kristin Carter, Kadooh, David James, Tyler Joe Miller and Bobby Wills.
5:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.
Live Band Karaoke Competition
Participants will have the opportunity to perform alongside a live band with the best performance winning tickets to the 2019 CCMA Awards. Perform live with a band, bring your friends, hosted by Dane Rupert and Anthony Douglas.
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.
YYC Country Saturday Night
Live performances by Owen Barney, Hunter Brothers, Chad Brownlee, Jade Eagleson, Tim Hicks, Emily Reid and The Reklaws.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
The countdown is on! Big Brother Canada Season 7 winner Dane Rupert and his fellow houseguest and runner-up Anthony Douglas kick-off the final day of Fan Village presented by TD. Warming up with acoustic performances by a handful of Canada’s favourite country stars, Sunday’s Fan Village presented by TD will be chock-full of excitement and conclude with the TD Countdown Concert. Fans are encouraged to arrive early so they don’t miss a thing.
11:00 a.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Acoustic Country Brunch
By now we’re sure you’ve worked up an appetite! Get ready for the final day of Country Music Week by indulging in some of the best Calgary Food Trucks alongside the acoustic sounds of The Abrams, Eric Ethridge, Aaron Goodvin, Kalsey Kulyk, KIRA and PETRIC.
2:15 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.
TD Countdown Concert
Performances by Sons of Daughters, Dan Davidson, Andrew Hyatt, JoJo Mason, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion and The Washboard Union.
Fan Village presented by TD wraps for 2019 (tent closes)
Fan Village would not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Pure Country, TD, Ford, Purpose Vodka, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan and Longshot Wine.
Can’t make it to Calgary? Watch the 2019 CCMA Awards live on Global beginning at 9 p.m. EST/PST, stream on Global’s YouTube channel, and broadcast live on Corus radio stations Country 105 (Calgary), CISN Country 103.9 (Edmonton), and Country 104 (London/Woodstock).
Fans are encouraged to follow along for Country Music Week 2019 updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on the CCMA and the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD please visit ccma.org.
Please note that all Fan Village schedules are subject to change.
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
About TD Music
Since 2013, TD is proud to sponsor over 80 music festivals and 100 community music programs from coast to coast. From national stages that bring thousands of music fans together, to classrooms and resources that give the next generation a platform for education, expression, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to create opportunities for people to come together to experience the power of music.
With an interest in creating opportunities for people to come together and emerging artists to thrive, TD invests in music to help build more connected communities and open doors for an inclusive tomorrow.
About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
For the Canadian Country Music Association:
Tiffany Astle | [email protected] | 416.554.7329
Richelle Umali | [email protected] | 647.383.8857
For TD Bank Group:
Heather Reinsborough | [email protected] | 647.405.2660
For Global TV:
Michelle McTeague | [email protected] | 416.966.7724