Upcoming Events

Brenda Lee CD release November 9, 2012

Brenda Lee Final

Jarvis Street Saloon on Saturday

Saturday, Novemebr 10th

9:00 pm

Yukon Jack- Premier Country 

Get yer boots on!


Blue Feather Music Festival
November 9th and 10th
Blue Feather Music Festival

Yukon Women in Music Touring in the Communities


Yukon Women In Music

Celebrating our new Compilation CD

‘Song Rise’

Wednesday Nov. 7th
Pelly Crossing
Link Building
7 pm

Featuring: Brenda Berezan, Claire Ness, Erica Heyligers, Karen Furlong & Sonja Anderson

Thursday Nov. 8th
Mayo Curling club
7 pm

Featuring: Brenda Berezan, Claire Ness, Erica Heyligers, Karen Furlong & Sonja Anderson


Friday November 9th
Dawson City at the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre
7:30 pm

Featuring: Brenda Berezan, Claire Ness, Erica Heyligers, Karen Furlong , Sonja Anderson & Drea Nasager

Saturday November 10th
Downtown Hotel, Dawson City

Featuring: Brenda Berezan, Claire Ness, Erica Heyligers, Karen Furlong & Sonja Anderson

Joined with Barnacle Bob!


Saturday, November 24th (mark your calendar)

YWIM CD release concert

at the

Yukon Art’s Centre

8:00 pm show





It’s going to be a good one!!




Craig’s List Cantata November 13th – 17th
at Yukon Arts Centre
craig's list 


By Bill Richardson and Veda Hille

Irregular hats for cats, mounted lobsters, autographed copies of the Bible: this premiere from composer Veda Hille and the CBC’s Bill Richardson explores what humanity has to offer and turns it into sidesplitting musical fare. Who wouldn’t want a broken time machine, for free? Come and take a look at the vagaries and intimacies of the internet!

Running time: Approximately 90 minutes without intermission8:00 PM – Wednesday, November 14
8:00 PM – Thursday, November 15
3:00 PM – Saturday, November 17
8:00 PM – Saturday, November 17

Adult $32, 60 & up $22, 12 & under $22, ArtRUSH Teen $5

Another Spectacular show in the Northwestel Art Lovers Series.



Carl (Sarge) Shultze presents his CD Release Party
cd release

Jazz on the Wing November 18th

“Laura Crema’s sultry vocals pull you deep into the dark, smokey room of some 40’s speakeasy where torch songs spoke volumes from the heart … unadulterated musical silk, and not to be missed.”CBC Radio

Featuring Bill Coon/guitar, Sharon Minemoto/piano, Adam Thomas/bass and Joe Poole/drums.

November 18, 2012, Yukon Arts Centre cabaret-style

More info including bio and sound tracks at www.jazzyukon.ca
Tix at www.yukontickets.com or Yukon Arts Centre or Arts Underground



The Bigband presents the Snow Ball

Big Band

The  Big Band Presents …
 The Snow Ball
Date: November 24, 2012
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm – Music at 8:00 pm.
Location: Mt. Mac Rec Centre
Tickets: Tickets are $15 per person and available online atwww.bigband.ca or at the door.
The Big Band will be playing a full night of music ranging from classic Glenn Miller to the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Dress is Yukon Casual. A variety of snacks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.
For more information, please contact George at 335-1333 or Kelly/Nita at 456-2862; or email info@bigband.ca

Yukon Bluegrass Music Society will hold our
their Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 26
The Yukon Bluegrass Music Society will hold our Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 26, 2012. It will start at 7 pm at Music Yukon (509B Jarvis Street.) We are looking for new board members, so if you love bluegrass and acoustic music, please join us.
For more information please contact Steve at: sgedrose@gmail.com
 or 668-6694.

 Walk A Mile in My Dream
A walk
Kate Weekes, Grant Simpson and Steve Slade will host an evening where The Mike Stevens documentary “A Walk in my Dream” will be screened at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse on December 7th at 7:00 p.m.A Walk in my Dream features musician Mike Stevens, who is probably the only harmonica player in the World to appear on the Grand Ol’ Opry stage more than 300 times; give himself eight hernias because of the way he plays; and be named Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky for his outstanding contributio

n to bluegrass music. Ten years ago, at the top of his game, Mike’s career took a sudden and drastic detour when he found himself face to face with a group of Labrador youth living in unimaginable conditions. His life would never be the same…and neither would theirs. This event lead to Mike founding the ArtsCan Circle program linking creative artists with youth and providing workshops in the arts for Indigenous youth in isolated communities in the North.This event is made possible by MusicYukon, Jazz Yukon and ArtsCan Circle.

 Call out to musicians for Atlin Arts and Music Festival
Atlin Arts and Music Festival

Atlin Arts and Music Festival is Accepting Applications


Well – its that time again. The Atlin Arts and Music Festival 2013 is currently accepting applications. The Festival will take place July 12 – 14 in beautiful Atlin, BC.


Our festival features an incredibly diverse lineup – if you are interested in applying please submit 2 or 3 mp3s and a video of a live performance if possible. Try to choose songs that feature the diversity of your music. Also please indicate what type of workshops (if any) you would be interested in offering. Playing in or offering a workshop is not necessary – it just helps with the jigsaw puzzle of festival planning to know upfront if people have special talents to offer.


Please also indicate what kind of fee you would expect… and direct any question to Kim Winnicky (Producer/Artistic Director)

at 335-1428 or kimmer1427@gmail.com


Applications can be forwarded to Kim at the above email address until November 15, 2012. For more info on the festival visitatlinfestival.ca.


Thanks – looking forward to hearing from you.

Northern Opry Project December 20th and 21st
Hello Yukon and beyond!
NOP logo

Twang Your Thang!
contact: northernopryproject@gmail.com for more info
The Northern Opry Project is a country music collective which is the brain child of Kim Beggs (Yukon artist and organizer) and Dale Harnish (spear-header of Frostbite’s Cafe Degelee, co-orgainzer of Fest Fest, and is also famous Burnt Toast brunch chef). There will be a big Opry two night show taking place on Winter Solstice, December 20 and 21, 2012, at the Yukon Arts Centre. There will also be an educational component to it which involves workshops and mentoring and will be in the form of a two day camp. The whole project takes place at the Yukon Arts Centre, from Dec 16 – 21, 2012 including two days of rehearsals in between. New songs will be commissioned and the Opry will be filmed and recorded.
We plan for this to be an annual event. So if you aren’t in the line up this year please know that you are all loved and appreciated. There are years to come. And do be sure to let us know about you and your love of country music or that you want to push your artistic envelope and Twang Your Thang!. This project grew out of a love for country music and our Yukon artists at all levels. Please do send us back your nice vibes for making this a successful and good-feeling event.
We plan to hire twenty musical artists for the project who are willing to Twang Your Thang! and who are available for from Dec 16 – 21, 2012. This year we will not be actively be seeking submissions, but will be soliciting artists instead, so we do not overwhelm ourselves. If you wish to make us aware of artists in the communities who you think we should know about, please do let us know. We are making sure we cover the whole demographic of the Yukon which is very important to the project.
This is what we know we are going to do for sure:
hire 5 established artists to write songs for the show
hire 5 establshed artists to perform at the show
hire 5 emerging artists to perform at the show
hire 5 established artists to mentor with the emerging artists
6 established artists have already been hired for the Northern Opry Ensemble (lead by Bob Hamilton)
Hire 3 excellent two-steppin’ duos (of all ages) who will be comfortable dancing on the stage from time to time during the show.
a dance teacher to teach the cast how to two step during the camp on Dec 16th or 17th. So we all have the dance moves to go with our cowboy outfits!
Headliner is just about booked.
We are hiring from all ages, all cultures, all northern communities. We are looking at hiring around 40 people, including cast and crew.
It’s a beautiful thing.

We have Yukon Arts Funding confirmed. Thank you!

To Raise funds to pay for the rest we are:

Selling ads for the program which will have a 2013 clendar integrated into it to give it a one year keepsake value.NOW 40% off

Selling jingles to be performed at the Opry so businesses can advertise. Recordings of the performance provided after the show. NOW 40% off

Selling tickets (date to be announced)

Seeking sponsorship in the form of cash.
Seeking sponsorship in the form of in-kind services there are essential to the Opry presentation. (food, accomodations, etc)
Volunteering is considered in-kind service. Let us know about your skills!
If you can help with Fundraising that would be awesome! I can provide you with a letter by email.
for more info please refer the sponsor letter.
Thanks so much!

Juno Awards Submissions Deadline
November 13th




Artists get ready!
13 November – Final Deadline

One Week Left to Submit to the 2013 JUNO Awards

Click here to submit: www.junosubmissions.ca

Final Submission Deadline Date: November 13, 2012 5pm EST

**This means completing the online submissions, as well as having all physical product and forms in the CARAS office by 5PM EST**


Contact Info:

For submission questions, the CARAS office is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Please feel free to call the office at  (416) 485-3135 or  1-888-440-JUNO (2 866) or email submissions@junoawards.ca

Good luck in the upcoming cycle of nominating and voting. We hope to see you at JUNO Week 2013 in Regina!


Laura Bryan

Manager, Awards & Special Events

CARAS / The JUNO Awards

345 Adelaide Street West, 2nd Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R5

Phone:  416 485 3135 ext. 225

Fax: 416 485 4978




Upcoming FACTOR Funding Deadlines:
Upcoming FACTOR Funding Deadlines:
Nov. 29th Direct Board Approval Sound Recording Program
Nov. 29th Tour Support
Dec. 13th Video Program
Please visit the FACTOR website www.factor.ca

for more information on these and other programs, or contact your Yukon FACTOR REC: Kate Weekeskate@kateweekes.com
Interested in Becoming a FACTOR Juror?
FACTOR Sound Recording Programs and the Demo Program are evaluated by volunteer jurors from across Canada. Participating as a juror is a great way to become more familiar with FACTOR’s programs. You can become qualified as a juror at any time through the factor website: http://www.factorjury.ca/index.php?recruit
FACTOR is currently recruiting juror members for an upcoming round of reviewing applications. Jurors are able to review applications from their home computers, at their own convenience.

FOLK ALLIANCE deadline extended to
November 14th

 Get your applications in!




Applications for an official showcase are open NOW untilNOVEMBER 14th, and we want you to apply! Whether you’re into alt-folk, bluegrass, traditional, blues, jazz or other realted genres, you could showcase your music at Folk Alliance! Get heard by industry professionals, collaborate with your peers, and participate in your community! See below for a link to apply
Early bird Registration is in effect until SEPTEMBER 15th so grab yours now and save $$ on your package. Suggest it to your friends and colleagues!
We are also always looking for creative new ideas for the conference, if you’re a business, media entity, organization, or just someone who rocks, pitch us an idea! Sponsors, Exhibitors, Presenters, Independent Businesses, show us what you got!
Private showcase rooms may be booked through the hotel,information can be found on the Private Showcase Information Page of the website.


February 20th-24th, 2013: 
25 Years of the Folk Alliance Conference!

The International Folk Alliance Conference is coming to Canada! From February 20th to 24th, 2013, folk music will overtake the city of Toronto! A gathering of performance, community and education for musicians and industry members from across the globe, the Folk Alliance Conference will take place in the Delta Chelsea Hotel from February 20th-24th, 2013, with approximately 200 officially showcasing artists, and around 2000 delegates converging for folk’s sake.




“Folk Alliance is the epicenter for folk music.”
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter



This year’s Keynote Speaker is Canadian music industry icon Bernie Finkelstein, whose recent autobiographical book “True North: A Life in the Music Business” has been widely acclaimed, will be interviewed live by CBC’s Tom Power. Bernie is a self-made music success story, and we’re honored to have him at the conference!


2013 Conference Schedule “At A Glance”


There will be public events taking place alongside this year’s Folk Alliance, including a week’s worth of exciting shows at Toronto’s renowned live music venue, Hugh’s Room, and the opening of the hotel to a ticketed public for Wednesday night’s ballroom performances. Stay tuned toFolkAlliance.org for schedules and more informtaion! This event is chock full of opportunities, held over five days, the Conference includes:

~ Over 1750 registered attendees
~ Over 50 workshops, panel discussions, and peer group meetings
~ 200 Official Performance Alley Showcases
~ 300+ unofficial private showcases
~ 100+ industry exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall

~ Special events such as the Official Performance Alley and private showcase performances, Folk Music & Business Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Networking Receptions, Feature Shows, Block Booking Sessions, Volunteer Party etc.


Folk Alliance has arranged travel discounts with major airlines coming into Toronto (Air Canada, Porter & WestJet), and the Delta Chelsea is offering room discounts to Folk Alliance attendees. For more information on how to get to the conference, please visit the Hotel/Travel Page on Folk Alliance’s website.


Folk Alliance is in it’s 25th year, and has showcased acts of every level and genre, from Bela Fleck, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Charlie Louvin, and Tommy Ramone, to Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, The Milk Carton Kids, Luke Doucet, and Joel Plaskett, among countless others.

~ APPLY FOR AN OFFICIAL SHOWCASE: VIA MAIL or VIA SONICBIDS and make sure to get info on Official Showcase FAQ’s and Private Showcase FAQ’s
~ REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE ONLINE (or snail mail) and visit Registration FAQ’sfor more information
~ SIGN UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP or renew your existing membership
Email LOUIS MEYERS, Executive Director (Panels, Awards, Special Projects etc.)
Email CINDY COGBILL(Sponsorship, Marketing, Exhibit Hall etc.)
Email JOELLE MAY(Canadian Promotion & Coordination)
Email ERIC GARCIA(Membership Services)
Folk Alliance BLOG
Folk Alliance NEWS




Stay Tuned…