A number of music festivals and awards are organized in Canada on an annual basis, including the Armstrong Metal Fest, Bass Coast, Canadian Music Week, Boots and Hearts Music Festival.
The Canadian Music Week is a big event that is organized in Toronto and offers participants the unique opportunity to watch shows and performances in halls, bars, and other venues. The event showcases award shows, conferences, summits, and tradeshows. Awards include the Radio Music, Life Music, and Industry Awards, and others. Celebrity participants include names such as The Exies, Cassius Khan, Public Enemy, Alan Parsons, David Foster.
The Boots and Hearts Music Festival is a camping and country music festival organized on an annual basis since 2012 in two main locations, the Burl’s Creek Events Grounds and Oro-Medonte. It is a multi-day event that features a combination of a farmer’s market, VIP offerings, meets and greets, shows, and more. Notable participants in 2019 include Kip Moore, Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean. Festival partners are companies and brands such as Jack Daniels, Palm Bay, Jack Link’s, and Weather Guard.
The Armstrong Metal Fest is a big event that welcomes domestic and international performers and is held in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Sponsors and partners include the Broken Neck Radio, Right Hook Mics, The Green, and others. Notable participants include bands and performers such as Death Toll Rising, Into Eternity, The Zenith Passage, Rivers of Nihil, and many others. When it comes to food and drinks, there are onsite vendors and plenty of dining venues and shops within walking distance to the Hassen Area. Healthcare professionals are also available in case of accidents, injuries, and other health problems. Other big festivals held in Canada include the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Amnesia Rockfest, Capital Hoedown.
A number of awards are awarded in different categories, including the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Calixa-Lavallée Award, and Juno Awards. The Juno Awards are awarded on an annual basis to bands and performers for outstanding achievements. Awards are divided into multiple categories such as Electronic Album of the Year, Blues Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and many others. First organized in 1970, notable winners include performers and bands such as Shawn Mendes, Gord Downie, Arcade Fire, and The Beaches, to name a few.
The Canadian Folk Music Awards are also organized on an annual basis since 2005. Host cities include Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Saint John, Winnipeg, and others. Awards fall in different categories for achievements in roots and contemporary music and traditional folk music genres. Categories include World Group, World Solo, Contemporary Singer, Instrumental Group, and Children’s Album. Only eligible artists who are landed immigrants or Canadian citizens may submit their work. Foreign nationals who have lived at least two years in Canada also meet the criteria. Visitors enjoy multiple events such as jam sessions, workshops, performances and gala performances, nominee showcases, and others. Past winners include bands and performers such as The Fretless, Jayme Stone, Cassie and Maggie, Fred Penner, and Braden Gates. The Canadian Folk Music Awards have multiple sponsors, among which The Calgary Folk Club, Northern Lights Folk Club, The Canada Council for the Arts.