August 12, 2016
CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert
CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert
For all the die-hard Canadian country music fans, the CCMA and London Host Committee have orchestrated a CCMA Awards Pre-Show experience to optimize the historic event of London, Ontario hosting Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards Show for the first time. Before the 2016 CCMA Awards Show goes live, before Canadian celebs strut their stuff down the John Deere Green Carpet, the CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert will get fans rocking with a line-up stacked with 2016 CCMA Award nominees. Make a day of the festivities with the CCMA, and head down to Talbot Street to partake in the excitement on Sunday, September 11.
Female Artist of the Year nominee, Lindsay Ell; Roots Artist of the Year nominees, The Lovelocks; multi-nominee in the categories of Album of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year, Wes Mack; Rising Star nominees, River Town Saints; multi-nominees in the categories of Group or Duo of the Year, Roots Artist of the Year, Rising Star and Video of the Year, The Washboard Union, and nominee in the categories of Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Bobby Wills will all take to the stage to get the party started in advance of the 2016 CCMA Awards Show.
CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert Performers:
River Town Saints
The Washboard Union
Sunday, September 11, 2016
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
*At 4:30 p.m. ET the excitement of the John Deere Green Carpet starts as your favourite stars start their green carpet journey from the corner of King Street and Talbot Street, and make their way into Budweiser Gardens for the 2016 CCMA Awards Show.
**Please note: The in-house experience of the 2016 CCMA Awards Show starts promptly at 6:45 p.m. All guests are asked to be in their seats by 6:40 p.m.
Fanshawe College and Downtown London Stage
Talbot Street & Covent Garden Market Square
**THIS IS A FREE EVENT **
Media interested in interviews with artists announced to perform as part of CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert can contact Jess Seguire at jess@penelopePR.com for information.
Country Music Week 2016 will be held in London, Ontario, September 8 – 11. This marks the first time the event is being held in the city of London, and is a 40th anniversary celebration for the CCMA. For more information on Country Music Week, or the CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert, visit ccma.org.
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 2016 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 Fund, the Province of Ontario, the City of London and Tourism London.
We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada
and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada,
et des radio diffuseurs privés du Canada.