CMAO / CCMA Fanfest Contest Runs July 10 through 24

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CMAO / CCMA Fanfest Contest Runs July 10 through 24

Would you like a chance to perform at FanFest this September at PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon?

Last year’s Fanfest at CCMA week in Hamilton brought a raft of star  performers: Gord Bamford, Victoria Banks, Jason Blaine, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, High Valley, Charlie Major, One More Girl, Tara Oram, Aaron Pritchett, Deric Ruttan and Michelle Wright… and this September in Saskatoon is sure to be just as star-studded.

Think your name would look good in that list? Check this out:

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has invited all the Provincial Country Music Associations to take part in a contest to select one lucky artist for the CCMA FanFest this year at Potash Corp Country Music Week in Saskatoon, SK on Saturday September 8, 2012. A finalist will be selected from each association. Those finalists will compete in a national Facebook contest, and the winner is headed for the stage in Saskatoon!

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) will be selecting our Ontario finalist from submissions received between July 10 through 24,  2012. The lucky candidate will be announced and forwarded to the CCMA on July 31. After that, it’s up to the fans to decide who goes to Saskatoon! The Facebook contest will run from August 7 through 14, and the grand winner will be announced August 15.

  • The Fanfest performance is not the only prize – the grand winner will receive:
  • A solo performance spot on CCMA FanFest in Saskatoon, SK
  • A free one year CCMA membership
  • A free one year membership to whichever provincial association the winner comes from
  • A complimentary Full Delegate Registration to PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon, SK (non-transferable) – a $600 value
  • A $450 honourarium from Radio Starmaker Fund
  • $1000.00 from the CCMA to cover travel costs for PotashCorp Country Music Week

Here’s how it works: Send your securely packaged submission to us at:

42 Lingarde Dr.
Toronto  ON  M1R 1X6

The package must include:

  • A CD with 2 songs (or a full album with your 2 songs clearly marked)
  • Photo and Bio, including a link to your website (ideal website will
  • have a gig listing)
  • A summary of radio airplay activity over the last 2 years
  • Full contact info (mailing address, phone and email)
  • A processing fee of $10 via cheque made out to “CMAO”

We regret:

  1. We cannot accept email submissions due to server capacity issues.
  2. We cannot return your package following the contest.

Good Luck!!