BreakOut West Announces the Final Wave of Artists for the 2017 Festival

BreakOut West Announces the Final Wave of Artists for the 2017 Festival

BreakOut West 2017 will turn Edmonton into a bustling hub of music performance, business and camaraderie from September 13-17, 2017

by SaskMusic

August 1, 2017 in Industry News

The final wave of festival artists is here, and BreakOut West is excited to complete the line up of more than 60 talented artists performing at this year's BreakOut West Festival and Kick Off Concert. The 2017 line up also features a few creative additions to the festival, marking BreakOut West's 15th anniversary, including 'BreakOut West Alumni' featuring artists Captain Tractor and The Wet Secrets, 'East Meets West' with artists Dylan Menzie (PEI) and Hillsburn (NS), as well as Letters to Lions and Winterbourne coming all the way from Australia. The festival showcases combined with the industry-focused conference attended by hundreds of delegates, the Western Canadian Music Awards, Industry Awards and the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction of Paul Brandt, means BreakOut West 2017 will turn Edmonton into a bustling hub of music performance, business and camaraderie from September 13-17, 2017.

Festival Wristbands and Kick-Off Concert tickets can be purchased online now via Ticketfly. The Kick-Off Concert takes place Thursday, September 14 at Myer Horowitz Theatre, while the festival takes place at 10+ venues in downtown Edmonton, September 15-16, 2017. Full delegate registration to the BreakOut West Conference (which includes festival and awards show access) is available now at and reservations are also available at this year's host hotel, the Sutton Place Hotel.

BreakOut West Festival Artists (3rd & Final Round):

Alpha Toshineza (AB)
Arlo Maverick (AB)
Astral Swans (BC)
The Ballantynes (BC)
Bright Righteous (MB)
Chris Henderson (SK)
Ellen Doty (AB)
Hearing Trees (MB)
I M U R (BC)
Ken Stead (AB)

Major Funk and the Employment (YT)
The Matinée (BC)
Moon Tan (MB)
Rayannah (MB)
Rellik (AB)
Shaela Miller (AB)
Transit22 (AB)
Twin Peaks (BC)
The Wolfe (SK)
Wooden Horsemen (BC)

The next generation of music lovers is also invited to enjoy MINI BreakOut West, as part of the Festival. Four groups of children's entertainers will take the stage at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in the Main Lobby, on Saturday, September 16 from 1-4pm. Wristbands may be used to access the show and individual tickets may be purchased at the door. Bring the kids down for an afternoon of music to enjoy:

Will Stroet (BC)
Madame Diva et Micah le jeune voyageur (MB)
The Oot n' Oots (BC)
The Swing Sets (YT)
Ginalina (BC)

A FULL LINE-UP AND SCHEDULE of events, artist and conference speaker information, and so much more is available now on the BreakOut West 2017 app, powered by "Golive". Built for iPhone and Android; the app is the ultimate guide to experiencing and navigating BreakOut West, download it today to check out what's in store, and plan your BreakOut West weekend!

Download the BreakOut West App (powered by "Golive"): iTunes App Store  or Google Store 

The 15th annual BreakOut West is made possible thanks to financial support from FACTOR and the Government of Canada, as well as the support of the City of Edmonton, Tourism Edmonton, and the Province of Alberta. BreakOut West thanks all our funders, partners and sponsors from 2017 all the way back through its history, and looks forward to many more years of celebration and career development of artists from western Canada.

About BreakOut West:

BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place this year in Edmonton, AB from September 13-17, 2017. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more.

Check out: The 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards Nominees 

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