Saturday June 2, 2018 Market Square
Join us for a fun, entertainment filled evening as five emerging Ontario artists light up Market Square!
The New Faces Showcase & Concert is a free event, open to all residents in the community.
Brad Battle is no stranger to the Ontario Music Scene. He has performed continuously over the past several years at local establishments, festivals and events, building momentum along the way. With an ever-growing fan following and two 2017 Niagara Music Awards under his belt for Country Artist Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year, Battle shows no signs of stopping. He has just finished recording several new tunes with the help of award winning producer Bart McKay (Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford) and a team of some of this country’s best studio musicians. Brad's new single "Say Something" hit country radio February 15th. This song has a strong message and is delivered with all the passion, emotion and sincerity that has become a vocal trademark for this rising artist.
7:00pm – 7:20pm
Former Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Finalist, Trackside Spotlight Artist, two-time Sirroma Entertainment CCMA week Diamond in the Rough artist, and CMAO's final Artist of the Month for 2017, Kelsi Mayne is a Windsor-born country singer-songwriter. Despite dividing her time between Toronto and Nashville, Kelsi's music continues to be informed by her border-city roots. She has worked with artists such as Jason Blaine, Emma-Lee, Danielle Bourjeaurd, Douglas Romanow and Eric Ethridge, and played the lead character in the popular River Town Saints music video "Cherry Bomb." This year, Kelsi will be widely seen and heard, releasing new music for radio, and corresponding music videos. In addition, she is starring in the Stephen King short film "Willa," while hitting the festival circuit with appearances at Boots and Hearts, Kinstock, Chaps N' Spurs, Canadian Music Week and others. Listed among SoundCheck Entertainment's "ones to watch for 2018," hard-charging Kelsi Mayne is working to prove them right.
7:30pm – 7:50pm
The Redhill Valleys are a four-piece Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. Last summer, they were named runners-up at the 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase and have since gained a lot of traction and fans in the Canadian Country music scene. Following an East Coast tour, the band was chosen as the CMAO Artist of the Month last October, and also awarded as finalists in the 2017 Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Program. Their influences come from iconic artists such as Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and The Band, while forging a musical path all their own. Their unapologetic stage presence and grit-infused harmonies are putting The Redhill Valleys on Canadian Country Music map as an band you don't want to miss.
8:00pm – 8:20pm
Performing since the age of 8 and writing since the age of 12, Josh David is no stranger to the stage. Josh travels frequently to Nashville to write and record. From having his original songs cut by American artists to opening for Canadian Artist Aaron Pritchett; he is known for delivering a fun high energy performance and a voice that is captivating and soulful. Josh has been very fortunate to work with David Kalmusky, Danick Dupelle, and Dan Brodbeck. Josh is currently recording his single titled “LOCO” with CCMA producer of the year, Jason Barry. The Josh David Band shows no signs of slowing down for 2018.
8:30pm - 8:50pm
From the moment Toronto roots rock band Johnson Crook played together, they knew they not only had harmony in their voices, but a deep personal connection that made the idea of forming a group a foregone conclusion. What the quartet share is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound built on four voices. That chemistry is heard on their new record “The Album” released on Coalition Music (Records) Inc.
9:00pm – 9:20pm
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Born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario, Jenna and Stuart Walker spent their childhood days on their family's "Adventure Farm" where they would perform for hundreds of tourists that would come to see the corn mazes, pumpkin patches and pig races. The two kicked off their careers and brought the name The Reklaws into country music in 2012, where they won the CCMA Discovery Program. Following this success, The Reklaws entered the 2013 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase and took the crown along with a single release by Big Machine Canada. In 2013, the duo opened for Dierks Bentley on the main stage at Boots & Hearts in front of 40,000 of country music's largest fans. The Reklaws were invited back to the festival in 2014, 2015 and 2016 where they hosted the main stage and opened for acts like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and more. After spending the past three years writing in Nashville, they're back with a fresh look and sound that meld their small-town roots and love of country music with their collegiate curiosity and passion.
9:30pm – 10:00pm
“There’s always a high and lonesome song that keeps on pushing me along.” This line from the title track and lead single of Meghan Patrick’s latest album Country Made Me Do It is classic country and serves notice that she is determined to revive and carry the traditional torch. Meghan lives hard and loves hard, and her songs reflect this passion. She loves trucks, fishing and hunting, riding horses and a good stiff glass of whiskey, and all of these elements fuel her countrified lyrics. Think the free spirit of Emmylou Harris from those magical days when she performed with Gram Parsons, combined with the spark and sensuality of Tanya Tucker, the only female to crack the Outlaw genre, and you begin to have some idea of what Meghan Patrick is all about. It’s been a banner year-and-a-half for the Bowmanville native in terms of radio play, live shows and awards ceremonies. Her debut album Grace and Grit, sprouted four Top 20 singles including her stirring duet with Joe Nichols on the Top 10 hit Still Loving You. In concert, she’s performed with superstars like Lady Antebellum, Dwight Yoakam, Kip Moore and Martina McBride, peaking with a show-stopping duet with Keith Urban at the Timmins Stars & Thunder Festival. She topped things off by winning Female Artist of the Year and Sirius XM Rising Star awards at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards.
10:10pm – 10:50pm