CIMA Returns to SXSW for 2 Days of Canada House Showcases and Business Events

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March 4, 2020
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Make “The Venue” Your Home Away From Home at SXSW with 2 Days of Canada House Showcases & Business Events! 

The Canada House BBQ @ SXSW Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 at new location The Venue! 

In just under two weeks our legendary BBQ will be returning to Austin, TX for SXSW but this time will span over two full days as the Canada House BBQ! This year the BBQ will move to a brand new location – The Venue (516 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)! The showcases will be presented by Alberta Music, CIMA, the City of Toronto, Indigenous Music North, Manitoba Music, Ontario Creates/MusicOntario and SaskMusic. A special thank you to our main partner and Canada House organizer Telefilm. 

For 15 years, the Canada House showcase and B2B initiative has traveled the globe bringing vibrant and trend-setting talent and industry from Canada to international export markets through festivals, conferences, trade shows and independent missions in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Come grab a bite, mingle with some of Canada’s best and brightest and listen to your future-favourite artists on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 from 1PM-530PM while thawing out in the Texan sunshine. Canada House is open to all SXSW badge holders. 

The Canada House lineup on Wednesday, March 18 features: 

1:00PM: Port Juvee

1:30PM: Bad Waitress


2:30PM: The Franklin Electric

3:00PM: WHOOP-Szo


4:00PM: Lido Pimienta

4:30PM: Neon Dreams

5:00PM: Roman Clarke

The Canada House lineup on Thursday, March 19 features: 

1:00PM: Gunner and Smith

1:30PM: Sebastian Gaskin

2:00PM: Miesha and the Spanks

2:30PM: Snotty Nose Rez Kids

3:00PM: Kiwi Jr.

3:30PM: Dan Mangan

4:00PM: Begonia

4:30PM: Haviah Mighty

5:00PM: Boniface

Make sure to join us at Canada House throughout the week for networking opportunities, mixers and a diversity panel on Thursday at 11:00AM. Delegates are also encouraged to use The Venue as a business hub (private meetings, networking etc) during the week. 

CIMA will also be partnering with international export offices on Wednesday, March 18, to present Country Connections “It’s a Small World” speed meetings from 10:00AM-12:30PM at the British Music Embassy. If you are interested in participating please register here

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