Artist of the Month: Matthew Runaway
November 9, 2022
Lorem Ipsum
November 30, 2022

CMAOntario Festival & Awards 11th Anniversary Celebration Is Coming to Hamilton June 2023

CMAOntario Festival & Awards 11th Anniversary Celebration Is Coming to Hamilton June 2023

Tickets On Sale Friday, December 2 at 11:00am

November 28, 2022 (TORONTO)

Greetings from the Country Music Association of Ontario! We are excited to announce that the CMAOntario Awards will be returning to Hamilton in June 2023. The Awards, presented by Slaight Music, will cap off a weekend of live events scheduled throughout the city from June 2-4, with a rousing celebration on Sunday, June 4th, 7pm, at Theatre Aquarius.

“The CMAOntario is thrilled to be returning to Hamilton! Fans here know and support country music and we can’t wait to bring the fun of music and activity to Hamilton once again for our biggest annual event!” said CMAOntario President Steve Kassay.

Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards will be available for purchase to the public as of 11:00am, Friday, December 2 online at or by phone at 1.800.465.7529. Early bird pricing will be in effect with prices ranging from $69.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for regular reserved seating to $225.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for fan VIP packages. Full ticket pricing goes into effect as of January 1, 2023.

CMAOntario Members can access an advance pre-sale window starting today at 11:00am and take advantage of special members-only pricing on regular tickets and combo packages. Promo codes to access the pre-sale window and members’ discount will be sent to CMAOntario members via email through the Association.

Nominations for the 2023 CMAOntario Awards will open for submissions in February at Additional details, including performers, will be announced in the new year.

The Awards are preceded by a weekend of activities, launching with the Legacy Revival on Friday, June 2, 2023. Other events over the weekend include Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round, R2i TuneUp Conference, Street Fair, Bonfire and Tailgate Party.

CMAOntario Awards
Sunday, June 4 at 7pm
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St
Hamilton, Ontario
Tickets starting at $69
On sale Friday, December 2 at 11:00am
at Theatre Aquarius or by phone at 1.800.465.7529
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @theCMAOntario

Media Contact: Damien Nelson,

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 ten annual Awards Shows and seven 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.


Lost your password?

Create an account?