March 5, 2020

SaskMusic's Latest


SaskMusic is pleased to presenting concert events in Saskatchewan on March 7-8, 2020 in celebration of International Women's Day, and with the generous support of The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR Canada.) #FACTORfundedWomensDay #IWD2020sask

These multi-artist, multi-genre concerts are taking place on Saturday, March 7 in Regina, Saskatoon, Lemberg, Yorkton, Estevan and Prince Albert. An additional concert will happen on Sunday, March 8 in Forget. In all, 30 Saskatchewan artists will be taking the stage for IWD events, representing many different musical backgrounds.

All ticket proceeds are being donated to women's charities, with ticket prices of $15 / $10 for ages 18 and under. All concerts are all-ages. Artist bios are available on the SaskMusic website.

PA artists

Prince Albert: Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

Jam Street Music Sessions 1026 1 Ave W
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to The Prince Albert Safe Shelter.


Rymestone (from Prince Albert)
The Upside (from Prince Albert)
Dara Schindelka (from Lac La Ronge)
Rhonda Gallant-Morari (from Saskatoon)

Yorkton artists

Yorkton: Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

Grumpy's/West Broadway Grill Ltd 328 Broadway St W
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to SIGN Yorkton.


Erin Hill (from Saskatoon)
Sabrina Demyen (from Regina)
Stick Graft (from Fort Qu'Appelle, Regina)
velours (from Saskatoon

Rgina artists

Regina: Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

The Artesian 2627 13th Ave
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to the Regina Sexual Assault Center.


Eileen Laverty (from Saskatoon)
Shantaia (from Spiritwood)
Last Birds (from North Portal)
Bex (from Saskatoon)
Annora (from Regina)

Estevan artists

Estevan: Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

Estevan Art Gallery & Museum 118 4th St
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to Envision Counselling & Support Centre.


Eli Barsi (from Moosomin)
éemi (from Saskatoon)
Annie MacLeod (from Moose Jaw)
Karissa Hoffart (from Weyburn)

Saskatoon artists

Saskatoon: Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

The Refinery 609 Dufferin Ave
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to the Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre.


Valerie Raye (from Regina)
Toria Summerfield (from Saskatoon)
Eliza Doyle (from Swift Current)
Katelyn Lehner (from Saskatoon)
Cass Maffenbeier (from Flaxcombe)

Lemberg artists

Lemberg: Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

The Jam Space 321 Main St
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to SIGN Yorkton.


Joelle Fuller (from Regina)
Katie Morgan (from Saltcoats)
Shayla Souliere (from Regina)
Anna-Marie Rytter (from Neudorf)

Forget artists

Forget: Sunday March 8, 2020, 7pm (note the date of this event)

The Happy Nun Cafe 357 Main St
Ticket proceeds from this event will go to Envision Counselling and Support Centre.


Ellen Froese (from Regina)
Ava Wild (from Regina)
Lyn Besse McGinnis (from Saskatoon)
Ivy Ling (from Weyburn)

For more information, including media requests, please contact Lorena Kelly, SaskMusic, or call toll-free in Sask, 1-800-347-0676.


CIMA Junos

CIMA & SaskMusic Present Lunch & Learn: Release Strategies

CIMA and SaskMusic will be hosting a Lunch & Learn session during Juno Week, so come on down and learn about release strategies!

Topic: What does it take to conduct a successful release strategy within an ever-changing digital space? Simply releasing new music is not often enough to attract audiences to your gigs and Spotify page so what should be considered before pressing that final master? Are there specific approaches to releasing for particular genres (Alternative Rock, Folk, and Country) or formats (single, EP, LP) or is there a general blueprint consistent with any type of release? Learn how each of these experts address these issues and more in the struggle to make sure that their music’s heard.

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New workshops being added at!


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Breakout west

Western Canadian Music Awards and Breakout West Festival!

Submissions for the Western Canadian Music Awards and BreakOut West Festival now open. The Western Canadian Music Awards celebrates the best of artistic talent in western Canada. Each year 50+ bands from across western Canada are selected to showcase for international and Canadian delegates at BreakOut West. Apply to showcase for artist managers, booking agents, festival buyers, label reps and more this year in Winnipeg, Sept. 30 - Oct. 4. Submission Deadline March 18/20.

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An annual gathering of professionals in the world music industry, Mundial Montréal is a springboard for artists’ national and international career development.

Mundial Montréal, invites artists to submit an application to be considered for a 25 minutes showcase spot at their 10th annual conference on November 17 – 20, 2020. Their showcase program is extremely limited (approximately 30 spots) and they make sure that there is no overlap with other activities or showcases.

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Nike Stratis

Featured Mentor - Niko Stratis

Niko Stratis is a Toronto based writer, consultant and manager of their own independent record company, Headless Owl Music. They have previously worked as an Executive Director of a Music Industry Association, president of music festivals, concert promoter and more. With Headless Owl, they have decided to make a move in the industry from primarily releasing, selling and promoting albums to working as a consultant and facilitator to increase awareness, visibility and opportunity for trans and queer artists in the industry. They also still work with artists as an artist manager - releasing records, sending CD's to radio stations, networking and writing what feels like a million emails. Niko is a trans woman, one of few working in the industry in a public capacity, and hopes to hear from, help and boost more queer and trans artists.

Niko joins the Career Tracks program to provide consultation and assistance with questions including: album release planning, college radio mailouts and tracking, PR, marketing, researching & securing funding, networking, tour planning & logistics, and artist budgeting.

To book a consult or to read more about our other mentors, click HERE


RWG promo

Monthly Songwriters Groups

Saskatoon: Next meeting is Sunday, April 5, 1pm at Studio XII (9-1025 Boychuk Dr.) The group meets the first Sunday of each month. Everyone welcome.

Group info:

Regina: Next meeting is Thursday, March 19, 7pm at SaskMusic Regina (1831 College Ave). The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome!

Group info:


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Send us your events!

The following is a small sample of listings you can find in our Saskatchewan Events Calendar, one of the biggest resources for live shows around the province, plus Saskatchewan artists show dates across Canada.

You can add your own shows by logging into your SaskMusic account or forward them by email.


Cultural Careers



Regina Folk Festival Seeking Interim Executive Director

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Regina Folk Festival. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of the Regina Folk Festival Inc. The Executive Director will be expected to maintain a collegial relationship with the Artistic Coordinator. Overseeing the operational planning and management, program planning and management; human resources planning and management, financial planning and management, community relations/advocacy and risk management. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. 

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