The United Way Breakfast and Auction is approaching! Come hungry on September 29th, 2017 from 6:30am – 9:30am (that’s right, set that coffee-maker timer for EARLY) at the Coast High Country Convention Centre in Whitehorse. Last year’s breakfast has allowed the United Way to support Yukon based non-profits and organizations with over $100,000 in funding. As part of the drive for auction bidding, donations and overall syrup consumption during the event, we are hoping to have a few performers play for 30 min sets. If you are interested in helping out a great cause please contact Andrew Seymour at Andrew.Seymour@gov.yk.ca
As part of its ongoing work to promote Canadian folk music to new export markets, Folk Music Canada is encouraging export-ready artists to apply for the two following opportunities. There is NO cost to apply to either showcase, but you MUST be a member of Folk Music Canada. You can join Folk Music Canada here: http://folkmusiccanada.ca/join/ Folk Music Ontario Once again in 2017, Folk Music Canada will be hosting private showcase at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference, taking place at the October 19-22, 2017, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga, ON. DEADLINE: August 23, 2017 LINK TO APPLY: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/2017 NERFA (Northeastern Regional Folk [...]
After a successful inaugural season, Whitehorse Concerts’ Gallery Recital Series returns for a second season in 2017-2018. Recitals will be hour-long Sunday matinees with the option for an intermission. Professional musicians, teachers, and advanced students are invited to apply! Please direct questions to Steve Gedrose, Whitehorse Concerts Manager, at email@example.com, or Bryn Knight, Gallery Recital Series Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: September 6, 2017
Yukon artists Old Cabin, Soda Pony and Sarah MacDougall will represent the Yukon at the Reeperbahn Music Festival in Germany this September. Andrew Stratis, Jona Barr, Patrick Hamilton, and Aiden Tentrees spoke with CBC about the upcoming trip. Hear the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/flying-the-yukon-flag-over-reeperbahn And find out more about the festival at www.reeperbahnfestival.com/
BreakOut West, the Canadian Music Festival and Conference, will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from September 13-17, 2017. Yukon artists Calla Kinglit, Major Funk and the Employment, Declan O'Donovan and Claire Ness will play showcases throughout the festival. The Swing Sets will also perform at Mini BreakOut West Kids' Fest on Saturday, September 16.
Plans to put pianos in public spaces would put Whitehorse on par with cities around the world. The streets of Whitehorse could become home to a small platoon of painted public pianos if the latest project by local musician Grant Simpson gets off the ground. Read the whole story at yukon-news.com