BreakOut West Festival & Western Canadian Music Awards 2019 - SUBMISSION & SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY

BreakOut West Festival & Western Canadian Music Awards 2019 - SUBMISSION & SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY

Oct 2-6, 2019 in Whitehorse, YT

Deadline: March 20, 2019

The BreakOut West Showcase Festival features a multi-genre line-up of over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout the host city. The 4-day event will be comprised of a 4-day music conference, a 3-night multi-genre showcase festival, the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch, the Western Canadian Music Awards Reception, and a Kick-off Concert for music lovers of all ages. All venues are in close proximity, have easy access, appropriate capacities and existing local live music audience. BreakOut West is the primary event hosted by the Western Canadian Music Alliance -- an organization created by the Music Industry Associations of BC, AB, SK, MB, NWT and YT – to promote and celebrate western Canadian music.

For assistance related to eligibility, submission requirements, timelines, payments, etc., please refer to the following Festival Guidelines online.

To apply to showcase, CLICK HERE.


The Western Canadian Music Awards recognize and honour the great talent coming out of the Western provinces and territories. NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON MARCH 20th, 2019. Discounted submission rates apply for those with a current SaskMusic membership.

  • Artistic Award Categories: Blues, Children's, Classical, Country, Electronic/Dance, Instrumental, Jazz, Metal/Hard, Pop, Rap/Hip-Hop, Rock, Roots, Spiritual, Urban, World
    • BreakOut Artist of the Year, Classical Composer, Francophone, Indigenous, Producer, Recording, Video Director, Visual Media Composer
  • Industry Award Categories: Audio Engineering, Community Excellence, Excellence in Visual Design, Impact in Artist Development, Impact in Live Music, Impact in Music Marketing

Nominate yourself, a member of your team, or an organization! A full list of categories, FAQs, eligibility,  and pricing for submissions is available at:


Questions? Please contact: