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CMAOntario Announces More Performers for 2022 CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend

CMAOntario Announces
More Performers for the
CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend

Aaron Goodvin, Jason Blaine, Dani Strong,
The Wilkinsons, Roslyn Witter, and Ryan Langdon


May 4, 2022 (TORONTO)

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is happy to announce additional programming for the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend taking place June 2-5, 2022 in London, Ontario including the all-new Street Fair.

On Friday, June 3 Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round will take place at the Toboggan Brewing Co. as country music stars play their fan favourite tunes and share the stories behind them. Hosted by award-winning radio veteran Randy Owen, Songs & Stories will feature: Jason Blaine, nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the CMAOntario Awards; Dani Strong, set to release her third album this fall; The Wilkinsons, Juno award winning trio; and Ryan Langdon, Canadian Country Billboard Top 40 Artist.

The Tailgate Party on Sunday, June 5 at Dundas Place will now feature Roslyn Witter, an exciting emerging artist from the Slaight Music roster, with the previously announced Alli Walker, David Boyd Janes, Graham Scott Fleming, and Mackenzie Leigh Meyer.

On Sunday, June 5 at Centennial Hall, the CMAOntario Awards will include a special guest performance by CCMA winner Aaron Goodvin. Hosted by Jason McCoy and Robyn Ottolini, and presented by Slaight Music, the CMAOntario Awards will include previously announced performances by: Tebey, Tim Hicks, Genevieve Fisher, Sacha, Cory Marks, Jason Blaine, Kristine St-Pierre, Nate Haller, River Town Saints, The Western Swing Authority, and guest artists Michelle Wright, Beverley Mahood, Stacey Lee Guse, and Patricia Conroy in a tribute performance to Impact Award recipient Carroll Baker.

Previously announced CMAOntario Festival & Awards events include: The Legacy Revival on Thursday, June 2 with Michelle Wright, Thomas Wade, Lace, Robert Paquette, and Diane Chase; and Bonfire on Saturday, June 4 with Brian John Harwood, Dustin Bird, Gabrielle Goulet, Karli June, Nate Haller, and Tebey.

CMAOntario will host a free Street Fair at Dundas Place from June 4-5, 2022 with food and game vendors, a kids zone, and a series of free afternoon and evening concerts packed with Ontario’s finest country music stars.

The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend is presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates and Tourism London.

CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend
June 2-5, 2022 in London, Ontario

Legacy Revival
Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm
Purple Hill Country Hall, 20903 Purple Hill Road
Tickets: $40 plus fees

Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round
Friday, June 3 at 9pm
Toboggan Brewing Co., 585 Richmond Street
Tickets: $25 plus fees
Members Price: $20 plus fees

Street Fair
Saturday, June 4 – 11am-11pm
Sunday, June 5 – 11am-4pm
Dundas Place, 190 Dundas Street
FREE Admission

Saturday, June 4 at 7pm
Dundas Place, 190 Dundas Street

Sunday, June 5 at 1pm
Dundas Place, 190 Dundas Street

CMAOntario Awards
Sunday, June 5 at 7pm
Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington Street
London, Ontario
Tickets starting at $69
Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards are available for purchase now
at Eventbrite or by phone at 1.888.999.8980

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Media Contact: Damien Nelson, damien@wantandable.ca

About CMAOntario:
In 2007, Rob MacArthur and founding patron Linda Wright together with a number of key industry professionals founded the Country Music Association of Ontario. The Association’s mandate is to foster the growth and development of Ontario’s country music and its industry, provincially, nationally and internationally. The CMAOntario has hosted nine annual Awards Shows and six two-day Road to Independence educational conferences with the generous assistance of presenting sponsor Slaight Music and support of Ontario Creates.

About Slaight Music:
Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We’re also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And, we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.

About Ontario Creates:
Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors.

Ontario Créatif (anciennement la SODIMO) est un organisme provincial qui encourage le développement économique, les investissements et la collaboration au sein des industries de la création de l’Ontario, notamment dans les secteurs de la musique, de l’édition de livres et de revues, du cinéma et de la télévision, et des produits multimédias interactifs numériques.


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