Music Yukon closed until further notice

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Music Yukon will be closed until further notice, effective immediately. This closure includes the office, as well as the rehearsal space and equipment rentals. This has been a difficult decision that is not taken lightly. Our top priority is the health and safety of our membership, and our extended community. We’ll be working hard from our homes in the meantime to plan our next steps, and do all we can to support our music community (from a safe distance). We understand this is a difficult time for many. Please keep us posted on [...]

2020-03-17T20:29:28-07:000 Comments

Music Yukon Holiday Hours

Music Yukon holiday hours: office closed Dec. 16, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020 Happy Holidays from all of us at Music Yukon! From Dec. 16 to Jan. 6, we won't be open during regular office hours, but we'll still be available to help you out! The jam space will still be available, as well as some other services by appointment. TO BOOK THE JAM SPACE:  If you are already a jam space user, you can request bookings by emailing katie[at] Please allow at least one business day for your request to be processed. Unfortunately, we can't set up new renters [...]

2019-12-12T13:32:47-08:000 Comments

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 24! Employment Opportunity: Producer / Programmer, Arts in the Park (temporary leave contract)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Temporary Leave Contract Producer / Programmer, Arts in the Park LOCATION: Whitehorse, Yukon DURATION: Contract CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2019 Music Yukon is seeking a candidate for the position of Producer & Programmer for the 2020 Arts in the Park season. This position is a temporary contract for a 12-month parental leave replacement. BACKGROUND Music Yukon is a not-for-profit society dedicated to supporting Yukon musicians and music industry members in the creation, production, presentation, sale and distribution of Yukon music. Music Yukon exists to: Help artists achieve their artistic, career and business goals including musicianship, professionalism, business success, [...]

2019-09-18T11:34:24-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West: volunteers needed

BreakOut West is looking for volunteers for Registration, Drivers, Stage Hands, Venue Managers, and more. Volunteers who work for a minimum of 8 hours receive a festival wristband, volunteer T-Shirt and are allowed to audit any conference sessions depending on availability (*paying delegates take priority*) Anyone interested can email Kasey Rae Anderson at

2019-06-28T11:53:00-07:000 Comments

Annual General Meeting: July 16 @ the Gold Rush Inn

Music Yukon AGM: Tuesday, July 16 @ 5:30pm Music Yukon is a non-profit industry association dedicated to supporting Yukon music industry members and developing the music sector of Canada's North. Want to learn more? Join us for our Annual General Meeting to hear all about the year we had, and the year we’re moving in to. All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, July 16, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn – General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse) Questions?  | (867) 456-8742 Voting is open to Music Yukon members in good standing for the 2019-20 year (beginning April 1, 2019). Learn how to join [...]

2019-06-18T11:45:49-07:000 Comments

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: 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 to apply.

2019-03-07T13:04:05-08:000 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, [...]

2019-01-18T10:30:07-08:000 Comments