Canada House Kicks off SXSW 2016 in Style Featuring Canadian HipHop: Co-presented by M for Montreal & Canadian Blast

Come get your groove on at Friends (208 E, 6th Street) starting on Wednesday night at 8:00PM!

CIMA is so pleased to be co-presenting this night with our Quebec Festival partner M for Montreal, who worked with SXSW to curate these awesome bands. For more information click on M for Montreal’s official press release.

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Canada House will move between day parties and night parties from Wednesday evening throughout Saturday evening in Austin. During the day, 24 bands will take the stage presented by our 7 co-hosts and in the evenings 25 bands will play the official nighttime SXSW showcase, all presented by 4 top notch Canada Festivals (M for Montreal, Breakout West, Canadian Music Week and Halifax Pop Explosion).

Daytime Showcases:

Thursday, March 17 (12pm-3:00pm) How The West Was Won (Presented by Alberta Music, Creative Saskatchewan and SaskMusic): Kacy & Clayton, The Royal Foundry, Library Voices & The Wet Secrets
Thursday, March 17 (3:00pm-6:00pm) Manitoba Party (presented by Manitoba Music):
The Mariachi Ghost, Mise en Scene, The Lytics & Royal Canoe
Friday, March 18 (12:00pm-6:00pm) Bring it ONtario (Presented by OMDC and MusicOntario): The Weather Station, Megan Bonnell, More or Les, Wordburglar, Young Rival, For Esme, Dearly Beloved & Terra Lightfoot
Saturday, March 19 (12:00pm-3:00pm) Music BC’s SXSW Showcase & Caesar Party (Presented by Music BC): Jody Glenham, Twin River, Humans & Bear Mountain

Saturday, March 19 (3:00pm-6:00pm) Toronto: Music Meets World (Presented by The City of Toronto): Fast Romantics, JAHKOY, Whitney Rose & The Strumbellas

Nighttime Showcases:

Wednesday, March 16 (8pm-2:00am) M for Montreal & Canadian Blast Present: SHI 360, Humble Giants, Wasiu, Lucas DiPasquale, Wordburglar, Horsepowar, The Posterz & The Lytics

Thursday, March 17 (8pm-2:00am) BOW presents: We Were Lovers, Faith Healer, The Mariachi Ghost, The Dead South, Close Talker & Royal Canoe
Friday, March 18 (8pm-2:00am) CMW presents: Terra Lightfoot, Fast Romantics, The Trews, The Zolas, Dearly Beloved, The Wet Secrets
Saturday, March 19 (8pm-2:00am) HFX Pop presents: Twin River, Mise en Scene, Library Voices, Paper Lions, HUMANS

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If you’re in town early, don’t miss out on the Canadian Blast BBQ in Brush Square Park on Wednesday afternoon from 2:00PM-6:00PM featuring 6 great Canadian showcasing artists!

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CIMA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Canadian partners and sponsors: Canadian Music Week (CMW), Corus Entertainment, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through MEC/Canadian Heritage), Harvard Broadcasting, Music Managers Forum Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Radio Starmaker Fund, Stingray Music and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).


About CIMA

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the independent music industry. CIMA works proactively to assist the independent sector to expand business opportunities and partnerships in the international marketplace by providing strategic support for Canadian companies at trade missions, key international trade shows and conferences around the world.

About Music Export Canada & Canadian Blast
As a not-for-profit association, CIMA annually executes an industry-wide global economic development and investment strategy, wherein we facilitate targeted business and showcasing opportunities globally, under the Music Export Canada and Canadian Blast export brand.