SCMA 30th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Awards & Festival
April 12 - 14 in Saskatoon.
February 10, 2019 in Industry News
2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association, and you’re all invited!
Taking place in Saskatoon April 12th to 14th, the three day festival and awards celebration will be a celebration like no other.
“This year we made it our mandate to really celebrate 30 years of Saskatchewan country music history by involving as many artists as possible from the three decades,” explained Darcey Rathgeber, President of the SCMA Saskatoon and Region. “Each event throughout the weekend will feature a minimum of one award winner from the three decades which will provide a variety of music styles and a unique element that we have never showcased before.”
The event will kick off Friday night with a kick off festival and continue Saturday with musician workshops, a youth showcase, songwriter event, and of course the industry awards and televised gala awards show. Sunday will feature the gospel showcase and keynote address by this year's celebrity host.
Keeping with the theme and promoting public attendance and participation, all events are open to the public and many are free or at a low ticket price so they are easily accessible to music lovers throughout the city. Events will be taking place throughout the city as well to encourage community involvement.
"We have utilized venues throughout the city this year. We have events at the Longbranch, Mayfair United Church, Centre Mall, as well as Long & McQuade and Village Guitar. There is so much to be celebrated we just want to share it with everyone, " commented Rathgeber.
Once again Holiday Inn Downtown will be the host hotel with the Gala Awards and President's Brunch taking place at TCU Place. Tickets for the weekend festival go on sale this weekend at Picatic for an all inclusive, low cost early bird price of $125.00.
About the SCMA
The Saskatchewan Country Music Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, development, and enhancement of all aspects of Saskatchewan country music at the local, national, and international level.
The S.C.M.A. endeavors to create venues for the promotion of Saskatchewan country artists through sponsorship of its own events, such as the annual S.C.M.A. Awards, and involvement in other organization’s events.
Boasting a list of amazing talent, it is easy to see why the S.C.M.A. is so successful! Become a part of one of the most exciting music organizations in Canada today, by becoming a member of THE association for Country Music in Saskatchewan!
For more information on the 30th Anniversary SCMA Festival and Awards weekend please contact Candace Finch at (306) 380-2453 and check out the website:http://scma.sk.ca/.