Canadian Folk Music Awards: Trad Music Showcase
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
(NO service charges)
The 18th Edition of the CFMA Awards Weekend takes place March 31 – April 2, 2023 in Vancouver, B.C. The Official Awards Concerts will be held Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 (6:00-8:30 pm PT) at the Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square, with the assistance of the Rogue Folk Club, each featuring live performances from 5 CFMA nominees and the presentation of 10 awards nightly during the largest annual celebration of Canadian Folk Music recordings. In addition to the Awards Concerts, three Nominee Showcase Concerts will feature 2023 CFMA nominated performers – a Traditional Music Showcase, Songwriters Showcase and Children and Family Music Showcase.
Hosted by Chelsey June (Twin Flames) and Benoit Bourque, the bilingual CFMA 2023 Award Concerts will feature a total of 20 awards being presented, including the Unsung Hero Award, over the course of two nights, as well as performances by an exciting and diverse selection of 10 of this year’s nominees from across the nation.
The CFMA 2023 Awards Concerts take place on Saturday April 1 at 6:00 PM and Sunday April 2 at 6:00 PM at the Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square. Prices are $46 for Awards Concert tickets and include all fees, purchase online or in-person just prior to each show.
In addition to the Awards Concerts, CFMA are presenting 3 Nominee Showcase Concerts, featuring 2023 CFMA nominated performers. The Traditional Music Nominee Showcase Concert occurs on Friday March 31 at 6:00 PM, and the Songwriters Nominee Showcase Concert on Saturday April 1 at 1:00 PM, both at Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square and each featuring 6 additional nominated artists.
There will also be a Children and Family Music Showcase Concert co-presented with The Vancouver International Children’s Festival on Sunday April 2 at 11:00 AM at the Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island) – Exciting Performer Lineup coming soon!
There will, also be a BC Artists Showcase Concert as a prelude to the CFMA Awards Weekend, presented by The Rogue Folk Club, in collaboration with Music BC.on Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 p.m. PDT with the performer line-up to be announced soon. The CFMAs is excited to be partnering with The Rogue Folk Club, one of the country’s iconic folk clubs and a coveted tour date on musicians’ tour schedules. We will be the CFMAs' host for most of the weekend programming including two of the Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee showcases and the Awards Concerts on Saturday and Sunday. The club’s founder and Artistic Director Steve Edge is a past recipient of our Unsung Hero Award (in 2016), so he’s already a member of “the CFMA family”.
For those who are unable to attend in person, the events will also stream without charge on CFMA’s websites, folkawards.ca (EN) and prixfolk.ca (FR) plus the CFMA’s Youtube channel.NOMINEE SHOWCASE CONCERT
Traditional Music Showcase Concert: Friday March 31 @ 6:00 PM PDT
- Ken Whiteley
- Jaffa Road
- Jocelyn Pettit
- Shannon Quinn & Tony Quinn
- Li'l Andy
- John Reischman
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