Canada House Takes Over Swan Dive at SXSW 2023

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March 2, 2023
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For the first time since 2019, CIMA will be back in person at SXSW for two full days of showcases at Canada House in Austin, TX! Swan Dive (615 Red River Street) will transform into all things Canadian on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 and will feature 23 incredible artists from across the country.

Join us before the showcases kick off at noon on both days for some delicious BBQ and the chance to mingle with the Canadians in the Texan sunshine. Both days of showcases will start after the BBQ and will run through 5:30PM.

Ontario Creates will be bringing a “Holographic Jukebox” (a.k.a ARHT Capsule) to Canada House, from Tuesday to Thursday! The Capsule will be loaded with brand new performances by AHI, Jully Black, CARYS, Jim Cuddy, Julian Taylor & DJ Skratch Bastid.

And there’s more! Ontario Creates, in partnership with ARHT, will be hosting a very special presentation Wednesday at noon: A conversation about the future of Music and Technology with SXSW’s own Hugh Forrest (Co-president and Chief Programming Officer) and an interactive, holographic performance by the incomparable U.S. Girls, LIVE from a secret location in Ontario. Mark your calendars & make your way to Canada House at noon, you definitely don’t want to miss it.

RSVP for Day 1 (March 15) here and for Day 2 (March 16) here.

The 23 Canada House artists you won’t want to miss this year are:

Aysanabee // Balaklava Blues // Begonia // Boy Golden // Haley Blais // JayWood // Julie Doiron // Kaia Kater // Lex Leosis // Living Hour // Mariel Buckley // MAUVEY // Motherhood // Peach Luffe // Poolblood // Skye Wallace // Snotty Nose Rez Kids // Softcult //  TALK // The Garrys // The Hypochondriacs // William Prince // Winona Forever

Canadian companies attending SXSW can also participate in the Country Connections “It’s a Small World” speed meeting session on Saturday, March 18 at the British Music Embassy. Click here for all the details.

See you at Canada House – it’s the only place you’ll need to be during SXSW this year! For more information on everything Canada House click here.

Canada House would not be possible without our showcasing partners: Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Music BC, Music New Brunswick, MusicOntario, SaskMusic & the City of Toronto.

CIMA gratefully acknowledges and thanks our generous sponsors and partners the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Ontario Creates, the Radio Starmaker Fund, SOCAN and Stingray Music.

Canada House Schedule:

Wednesday, March 15

12:50 – The Garrys

1:15 – The Hypochondriacs

1:40 – Skye Wallace

2:05 – Living Hour

2:30 – JayWood

2:55 – Boy Golden

3:20 – Begonia

3:45 – Haley Blais

4:10 – Peach Luffe

4:35 – Poolblood

 5:00 – Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Thursday, March 16

12:25 – William Prince

12:50 – Julie Doiron

1:15 – Mariel Buckley

1:40 – Balaklava Blues

2:05 – Lex Leosis

2:30 – Softcult

2:55 – Kaia Kater

3:20 – MAUVEY

3:45 – Winona Forever

4:10 – Motherhood

4:35 – TALK

4:55 – Aysanabee

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