2017 New Faces Showcase & Concert

Saturday June 10, 2017 Market Square

Country 107-3's Craig Fox hosts CMAOntario's New Faces Showcase. Join us for a fun, entertainment filled evening as four emerging Ontario artists light up Market Square!


The New Faces Showcase & Concert is a free event, open to all residents in the community.

Brea Lawrenson


Brea continues to rack up some impressive feats while maintaining her status as an independent artist. Travelling frequently to Nashville to write & record, Brea released her #Brealieve CD May 2015. This CD spawned six singles released to Country radio and have all charted. With the extended reach from SiriusXM Canada and Stingray Music, her song “Canadian Pearl” reached #54 on the BDS charts and positioned her in the top 5 most played Canadian Female Country Artist. http://www.brealawrenson.com
7:00pm - 7:20pm

Steve Rivers


Steve’s latest album ‘No Boundaries’ has been highly received by fans & music industry insiders alike. His new single "Where There's Smoke There's Whiskey" has gained fast attention at radio & Spotify. With a high energy live show, Steve has earned opening spots for acts such as Eli Young Band, Frankie Ballard, Trace Adkins, Eric Paslay, Gord Bambford, & Gregg Allman. Established as one of the most exciting new artists in country music today, Steve is a rising entertainer sure to watch out for! http://www.steverivers.com
7:30pm – 7:50pm

Amanda Jordan


Amanda began performing at age five and as of late, Amanda’s been busy with a number of projects including being cast cast as a singer, in a made for TV movie on the Lifetime channel; selected as one of the Top Ten in the “Ole On The Spot Song Writing Competition” and recording her new single with CCMA producer of the year, Jason Barry soon to be released. Amanda has just returned from a song writing trip to Nashville with plans to return again this summer. http://www.amandajordanmusic.com
8:00pm – 8:20pm

Ben Hudson


After the release of his self-titled EP and a "Rising Star" nomination at the 2016 CMAO Awards, Ben Hudson shows so signs of slowing down. He was recently named the CMAO "Artist of the Month" for January 2017 and selected to open for Juno Award winner Brett Kissel. Topcountry.ca listed him in the top 10 Country artists to watch in 2017. He is currently writing and recording for his debut album. https://www.benhudsonmusic.com
8:30pm – 8:50pm

Sacha


From early childhood, Sacha was rooted in the small town of Warkworth Ontario where she first got a taste of country music. Fast forward to 2017, it’s been a busy year for Sacha. She performed at Havelock Country Jamboree; performed on the Artist Spotlight stage at Lucknow’s Music In The Fields festival; kicked off 2017 as one of the openers for Brett Kissels “Ice Snow 30 Below Tour” & she recorded her new single "Small Town History", produced by Dwave Thomson, recently released to country radio. http://www.iamsacha.com/about-me/
9:00pm – 9:20pm

Special Concert Performances By:

Eric Ethridge


Eric’s brand started to gain momentum after a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one that garnered a mention in Rolling Stone. In 2016 Eric won the CCMA Discovery Award & he’s shared the stage with such artists as Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore & Eric Church. Eric has teamed up with Juno award-winning producer/songwriter Brian Howes (Nickelback, Keith Urban, Chris Daughtry) on his debut single, “Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots” released to Canadian Country Radio in March. http://www.ericethridge.com
9:30pm – 10:00pm

River Town Saints


Their beginnings may be rooted in small towns surrounding the Ottawa River, but there is nothing small about River Town Saints. A 5-piece, harmony-driven group with rock n’ roll roots, they have proven that a little heart and a lot of work does, in fact, go a long way. Following the success of last year’s singles “A Little Big Goes a Long Way” and “Cherry Bomb,” their most recent release “Bonfire” reached the Top 10 on country radio charts. Look for their debut album to drop this summer. http://www.rivertownsaints.com
10:10pm – 10:50pm