Support Home Routes on Patreon

SUPPORT HOME ROUTES ON PATREON A legacy of Grant Simpson’s tenure in the Yukon, Home Routes is a house concert organization that brings top-level artists to Yukon audiences and provides our own touring artists with an excellent supplement to performance opportunities outside the territory. Yukon artists who have benefited from this program include Ryan McNally, Claire Ness, Kim Barlow, Kate Weekes, Kim Beggs, Nadine Landry, BJ Maclean, Steve Slade, Gordie Tentrees, and more. Home Routes co-founder Mitch Podolak hosts a regular podcast called the Wednesday Night Folk Show, the first episode of which features local piano tornado Annie Avery: https://www.homeroutes.ca/home-routes-radio-2/ Home Routes [...]

2019-03-15T13:03:37-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West Town Hall: March 27 in Whitehorse

BreakOut West Town Hall WHEN: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6pm - 8pm WHERE: Town & Mountain Hotel (401 Main St. Whitehorse, Yukon) Whitehorse… BreakOut West is headed your way! Not sure what this 4 day conference, 3 night festival is? The BreakOut West team will be in town and ready to explain it all and answer your questions. Plan to attend the Town Hall and enjoy a casual information session (pizza provided!), and learn about who’s bringing the excitement of 50+ live bands to the Yukon come October. Facebook event

2019-03-15T12:52:22-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West 2019: Deadline for Festival Showcase and Award Applications is March 20

BreakOut West 2019 will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from October 2 - 6! The 4-day event will be comprised of a 4-day music conference, a 3-night multi-genre showcase festival, the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch, the Western Canadian Music Awards Reception, and a Kick-off Concert for music lovers of all ages. All venues are in close proximity, have easy access, appropriate capacities and existing local live music audience. The application deadline for Awards and the Festival Showcase is March 20, 2019. Visit breakoutwest.ca to apply.

2019-03-07T13:04:05-07:000 Comments

Music Yukon welcomes new Executive Director Scott Maynard

For immediate release: The Music Yukon Board of Directors is excited to announce the hiring of Scott Maynard to the position of Executive Director. Scott is a well respected member of the performing arts community and has been a musician and teacher in the Yukon for many years. His music and performing arts career has spanned more than three decades, including a decade as the musical director for Toronto's Poculi Ludique Societas. He has worked diligently for other theatre companies and arts organizations throughout his career as a performing musician, musical director, conductor, and composer.  Scott has toured across Canada, [...]

2019-01-18T10:30:07-07:000 Comments

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director, Music Yukon

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Position: Executive Director, Music Yukon Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Wage: $30/hour, 30 hours/week Anticipated Start Date: January 20, 2019 Music Yukon, a not-for-profit society, is at the heart of Yukon’s emergence as a national leader in the creation, production, presentation, sale and distribution of music by Yukon artists. Music Yukon exists to: Help artists achieve their artistic, career and business goals including musicianship, professionalism, business success, economic self-sufficiency and cultural expression. Develop and improve the market for Yukon musicians and northern music industry. Enhance the presence of music and Yukon’s music sector in the community and the [...]

2018-11-29T12:52:15-07:000 Comments

48-Hour Music Video Challenge

48-Hour Music Video Challenge! Join in on the first-ever 48-Hour Music Video Challenge from August 24 - 26, presented in partnership with Yukon Film Society, Music Yukon and KIAC! Filmmakers and musicians (or both!) are invited to bring their cameras, their instruments, and a bit of creative ingenuity to put together a short video that captivates audiences through narrative or experimental means - in only two days! Prizes, screening dates, and more guidelines will also be announced soon! Click here to apply! And if you have questions, please contact Takashi at tech@yukonfilmsociety.com *Video by Erin Corbett and Selene Vakharia of Jona Barr performing at Incidentals Music

2018-08-01T12:18:36-07:000 Comments

Peggy Hanifan wins Conrad Boyce Award

Congratulations to Peggy Hanifan, the very well deserved recipient of the Conrad Boyce Award for her stellar work with Whitewater Wednesdays! Check out the Yukon News article here: https://www.yukon-news.com/life/whitehorse-open-mic-night-organizer-earns-arts-award/

2018-08-01T12:29:06-07:000 Comments

Music Yukon AGM: June 19

It's time again for the Music Yukon AGM. Please join us at the General Store in the Gold Rush Inn to hear all about the year we had, and the year we're moving in to! All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn - General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse)

2018-06-11T11:11:08-07:000 Comments