Charlottetown With Live Awards Show Announces 2022 Line-up & Schedule
Awards Celebration Events are from March 31 Through April 2, 2022
(HALIFAX, March 3, 2022) Live music returns to CFMA. After a two-year absence of live performance, the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) weekend will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2019! The exciting return of live performance is bringing artists from across Canada to celebrate the finest in folk music.
“I am proud that 2022 will see the CFMAs return, safely and with great care, to in-person shows. We will combine live and virtual performances in our free live stream of all events to ensure everyone unable to travel to PEI feels part of the event. We are doing a lot to make this a special show for all, whether joining us virtually or in Charlottetown.” – Graham Lindsey, Canadian Folk Music Awards Co-President
The CFMAs are pleased to offer more opportunities for viewers to hear some of the best folk music being produced in Canada today by offering their first hybridized event. Both performers and organizers are excited to once again be connecting with audiences directly across a stage and online, and a mix of live and video performances will be presented. The showcases and Awards Concerts will take place in-person at The Guild, the 160-seat black box performance space located in the heart of Charlottetown.
Hosted by Chelsey June (Twin Flames) and Benoit Bourque, the bi-lingual CFMA 2022 Award Concerts will feature a total of 20 awards being presented, including the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, over the course of two nights, as well as performances by an exciting and diverse selection of this year’s nominees. The CFMA 2022 Awards Concerts take place on Friday April 1 at 7:30 PM and Saturday April 2 at 7:30 PM. Tickets to attend the live shows for the Awards Concerts are $40 for each night plus tax.
In addition to the Awards Concerts, two Spotlight Showcases will feature 2022 CFMA nominee performers. The Songs and Stories — Songwriters Nominee Showcase occurs on Thursday March 31 at 7:30 PM, and the Tradworks — Traditional Music Nominee Showcase on Saturday April 2 at 1:00 PM. Tickets for the showcases are $25 each, links to purchase:
All events will take place at The Guild. Prices are $40 for Awards Concert tickets and $25 for all other shows, plus taxes and fees. Purchase online or in-person at The Guild, at 111 Queen Street.
For those who are unable to attend in person, the events will also stream via CFMA’s website, folkawards.ca (EN) and prixfolk.ca (FR) on Facebook and CFMA’s Youtube channel.
The CFMA 2022 Awards Performance Schedule:
Songs and Stories — Songwriters Nominee Showcase
Thursday March 31 @ 7:30 PM AT
Six outstanding English, French and Indigenous songwriters from across Canada.
David Laronde ON
David Leask ON
Guillaume Beaulac QC
Phyllis Sinclair AB
Émilie Landry NB
Rick Fines ON
Awards Show Night 1: Friday April 1 @ 7:30 PM AT
Hosted by Chelsey June and Benoit Bourque
The Fugitives BC
Élage Diouf QC
Nicolas Boulerice QC
Rob Lutes QC
Twin Flames ON
Tradworks — Traditional Music Nominee Showcase: Saturday April 2 @ 1:00 PM AT :
Four incredible groups will be performing Celtic, Québecois, English, Appalachian and Canadian mountain music.
Traditional fare with bold spicing!
Grosse Isle QC
The Wardens AB
Awards Show Night 2: Saturday April 2 @ 7:30 PM AT
Hosted by Chelsey June and Benoit Bourque
Dana Sipos BC
Eliana Cuevas ON
Morgan Toney NS
Bouches Bées QC
Ian Tamblyn ON
Alicia Toner PE
To attend, please note that The Guild is following all public health guidelines, which requires patrons to show proof of being double vaccinated and one piece of photo ID. For more information visit: princeedwardisland.ca
The Canadian Folk Music Awards together with Music PEI, created the CFMA Export Buyers Program in 2021. The goal is to showcase as many CFMA nominees to music industry professionals around the world. The nominee’s performances during the event will be used as showcases to delegates who include festival and venue programmers, agents, promoters and other music industry professionals. The Export Buyers Program is made possible through support from FACTOR, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Province of Prince Edward Island. Through this partnership Music PEI is responsible for recruiting the delegates, presenting the showcases online and organizing one on one business meetings.
The CFMAs gratefully acknowledge the financial funding support of FACTOR through the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
We also wish to thank and acknowledge all of our funders: Government of Canada – Ministry of Canadian Heritage, SOCAN, Peter Coffman, the Edmonton Folk Festival, Fogarty’s Cove Music, Calgary Folk Club, SOCAN Foundation, True North Records / Stony Plain Rights Management, Slaight Music Group, Music PEI, and Wavelength Media.
About the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs):
Established in 2005 as a non-profit, the Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada in all its forms. Each year, the Canadian Folk Music Awards are held in a different province, showcasing the vast array of talent the country has to offer. For the 17th edition, the CFMAs are presenting Awards Weekend Shows, March 31 – April 2, 2022 in Charlottetown, PEI. These events capture the true heart of the folk community while celebrating the nominees and category recipients.
Kimberly Sinclair, CFMA