CCMA Awards

You'll be busy with 5 days of events leading up to the CCMA Awards Ceremony on September 9th!

Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at TCU Place
You can find tickets for TCU Place events at the TCUTickets website

A description of the events can be found at the bottom of this page
See venue map

Wednesday Sept 5

  • 2:00pm - 8:00pm Event Registration

Thursday Sept 6

  • 9:00am - 8:00pm Event Registration
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm CCMA Songwriters' Café
  • 9:00pm - 12:00am CCMA New Artist Showcase

Friday Sept 7

  • 9:00am - 8:00pm Event Registration
  • 12:30pm - 5:30pm 2012 CCMA Seminar Series
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm CCMA Songwriter's Café
  • 8:00pm - 1:30am CCMA Country Cabaret (at Prairieland Park)
  • 10:00pm - 12:00am CCMA Open Mic

Saturday Sept 8

  • 9:00am - 8:00pm Event Registration
  • 9:00am - 10:00am CCMA Breakfast
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm CCMA FanFest (at Prairieland Park)
  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm CCMA Songwriters' Café
  • 11:00pm - 12:30am All Star Band Awards

Sunday Sept 9

  • 9:00am - 8:00pm Event Registration
  • 9:00am - 10:30am CCMA Breakfast
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm CCMA Great Guitar Pull
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm CCMA Awards Green Carpet (at Credit Union Centre)
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Canadian Country Music Association Awards

What are the events?

For more information, see the official Country Music Week schedule

CCMA Seminar Series

Seminars If you are looking to learn, listen up! Country Music Week has more to offer than great music; this is where some of the most innovative and accomplished figureheads offer their advice to those looking to make a name for themselves in country music. Whether you're an artist, songwriter, radio personality or simply want to broaden your skill set, be sure to take in some of our acclaimed seminars lead by experts in their field and you might just find yourself hosting a seminar of your own one day! CCMA Seminars are open to both registered Country Music Week delegates and individual ticket holders.

CCMA Songwriters' Café

Songwriters Cafe It's impossible to ignore possibly the greatest aspect of country music and what makes it such a resonant genre - the songwriting! The Songwriters' Café celebrates the penning of original tunes and introduces you to some new and familiar faces behind the music we love. This three-day, acoustic in-the-round performance is sure to inspire and evoke some strong emotions in all of us. So stop by for a listen and you'll surely be glad you did. The Songwriters' Café presents non-established artists selected by a national jury process as well as some established songwriters and features some of our best talent in the field of songwriting. The CCMA Songwriters' Café will feature the commended songwriting and imminently unforgettable performances from emerging songwriters, including Shane Chisholm, Leah Daniels, Cadence Grace, Keith And Renee, Heather Longstaffe, Josh Macumber, Katie Mission, Jess Moskaluke, Small Town Pistols, Tenille, Katy Warren and Bobby Wills.
Tickets available online at for $20 including taxes and fees.

CCMA New Artist Showcase

New Artist Showcase Of course, what country music event would be complete without hearing from a few of our up and coming stars? The New Artist Showcase brings together 8 of our county's most promising talent selected through a rigorous, nationwide jury selection process and the intensity of the method pays off well in the impressive acts that rise to the top! For many artists, this performance opportunity is all it takes to open the door to a record or management deal and this is your opportunity to witness their emergence. Just one of Country Music Week's talent showcases, the New Artist Showcase promises entertainment, great music and a few surprises along the way. Recognizing the talent of solos, duos and groups,the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase will include performances from the best of Canada's emerging country artists including The Abrams Brothers, TheCommand Sisters, Kylee Epp, Genevieve Fisher, Madison Violet, Declan McGarry, The Orchard and Tebey.
Tickets available online at for $20 including taxes and fees.

CCMA FanFest - Prairieland Park

This is a community event that has grown from being a small activity at a mall, to a fully staged acoustic show in which the hottest country stars come to the FanFest stage. This is a day of music, laughs, trade booths, CD sales, and an opportunity for fans to meet artists for photos and autographs. 16 artists participate in this event over the course of 4 hours.
This event is free of charge

CCMA Open Mic

This event is designed to thread local and national artists together for a night of wonderful collaborations and new music – CCMA Open Mic is timed to close the evening with one of a kind moments and memories - along with a couple of star emcees. Take this opportunity to introduce new material to your peers or to entertain the delegates with some of your better known material.
This event is free of charge

CCMA All-Star Band Awards

CCMA All-Star Band Awards Let's not forget those hard working musicians who spend hours on end perfecting their skills behind the scenes to make our artists sound good onstage, in the studio and on your favorite album. After an elaborate evening of commemoration, slip into something more comfortable and party with the best of the best in the world of musicianship at the All-Star Band Awards. If all Awards have been handed out and you're still ready for more, stick around for the star-studded jam session where you'll hear some of the best songs and collaborations of the week. The CCMA All-Star Band Awards is open to both registered Country Music Week delegates and those who have purchased a ticket; limited tickets will be available for public purchase.
Tickets available online at for $20 including taxes and fees.

CCMA Great Guitar Pull

CCMA Great Guitar Pull If you've ever pondered the penning of some of the greatest hits that country music has to offer, look no further, the Great Guitar Pull will put your mind at ease! This truly unique collaborative performance is filled with some of the biggest names in country music songwriting and will let you in on the inspiration behind some of the most equally famous songs. The only thing better than hearing your favourite songs performed as they were originally intended to be heard in an intimate, acoustic in-the-round setting is hearing the stories behind these hits. This musically flavourful performance is always a Country Music Week treat that will certainly leave you wanting more every time. The CCMA Great Guitar Pull is open to both registered Country Music Week delegates and those who have purchased a ticket; limited tickets will be available for public purchase.
Tickets available online at for $20 including taxes and fees.