2020 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
ANNOUNCE ONLINE AWARDS SHOW
Live Stream CFMAs Sat Apr 4 at 7pm EDT
(HALIFAX, March 23) The 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) are moving their Awards celebration online this year, and will present all 20 Awards virtually, on Sat. Apr 4. The Awards were originally scheduled for the weekend of Apr 3-4 in Charlottetown, PEI, however, the CFMAs had to cancel the live shows and weekend celebrations due to COVID-19. This left the community, nominees, CFMA board, staff and fans wondering what the next step would be. We are delighted to share that the CFMAs will be presenting our awards show online Sat, Apr 4 at 7pm EDT via our facebook page and website.
This virtual CFMA Awards show will announce the recipients of the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Our bilingual hosts will review all the CFMA categories, nominees, and announce recipients, including the Unsung Hero Award Presentation, along with announcing where our 2021 event will take place. Please be sure to “like” our facebook page here for easier access to the live stream → https://www.facebook.com/prixfolkawards/
March 12, 2020
Re: 2020 CFMAs Cancelled
The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs), in partnership with Music PEI, is very sad to announce the cancellation of the 15th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend, scheduled for April 3rd & 4th in Charlottetown, P.E.I., due to growing concerns about COVID-19.
After considering carefully the advice of governments, public health authorities and medical experts, as well as consulting with the folk music community, we feel this is the best course of action as the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the general public is paramount and the rapidly changing course of the pandemic world-wide is difficult to predict.
We will explore alternative ways to celebrate the remarkable achievements of this year’s nominees and recipients from the wonderful world of Canadian folk music in the days to come. We also want to thank everyone involved for their tireless work and generous support. Tickets purchased for this year’s CFMA events in Charlottetown are eligible for refunds. We will provide details of how to obtain refunds as soon as possible. Check our website for updates.
Many airlines are currently offering free exchanges and/or cancellations for airline tickets through to the end of April, 2020 due to COVID-19. Please visit airline websites directly for the latest policies (AIR CANADA / WESTJET). If you have made hotel reservations please be sure to contact the hotel to cancel.
We thank you for your understanding and your continued support.
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Canadian Folk Music Awards | Prix de Musique Folk Canadienne
2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards
Weekend Concerts & Awards Shows
April 3 & 4, 2020 @ 7:30PM both nights (doors at 7:00)
Delta Prince Edward- 18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE.
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The 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards will take place April 3 & 4 at the PEI Convention Centre in beautiful downtown, Charlottetown, PEI. The weekend’s focus events will take shape as two hosted Awards Weekend Concerts, which are open to the public. Awards will be presented throughout both evenings. These concerts combine the most loved events of the Canadian Folk Music Awards – the vibrant energy of the live music showcases and the awards gala. The Awards Weekend Concerts will capture the true heart of the folk community, while celebrating the nominees and category recipients.
This year, we will be featuring 12 artists from across the nation, presenting six performers nightly, during the largest annual celebration of Canadian folk music. The CFMA Awards Show Weekend performance schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 – CFMA Ceremony Night 1, Performances by:
- Vishtèn (Trad Album; Ensemble; Pushing the Boundaries)
- Kaia Kater (English Songwriter; Album – Producer)
- Ayrad (World Group)
- Leaf Rapids (Contemporary Album)
- Tri-Continental (Pushing the Boundaries)
- Lennie Gallant (Contemporary Album; English Songwriter; Album – Producer)
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 – CFMA Ceremony Night 2, Performances by:
- Eastern Owl (Indigenous Songwriters)
- Geneviève & Alain (Vocal Group)
- Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (New/Emerging Artists)
- Abigail Lapell (Contemporary Album; English Songwriter)
- Le Vent du Nord (Trad Album)
- Irish Mythen (Solo Artist)
Hosted in both English and French by Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque, a total of 20 Awards, including the presentation of the Slaight Unsung Hero Award, will be handed out over both nights, along with the CFMA nominee live performances.
CFMA 2 NIGHTS (FRI. APRIL 3 & SAT. APRIL 4)
Admittance to both Awards Show evenings on Friday April 3 & Saturday April 4, 2020
Adult (19+): $60.00 | Youth (4-18): $30.00 | Babies/Infants 0-3 Admitted for Free
CFMA AWARDS SHOW NIGHT 1: FRI. APRIL 3
Admittance to Awards Show on Friday April 3, 2020 ONLY
Adult (19+): $35.00 | Youth (4-18): $20.00 | Babies/Infants 0-3 Admitted for Free
CFMA AWARDS SHOW NIGHT 2: SAT. APRIL 4
Admittance to Awards Show on Saturday April 4, 2020 ONLY
Adult (19+): $35.00 | Youth (4-18): $20.00 | Babies/Infants 0-3 Admitted for Free
Additional Weekend Events:
CFMA Children and Family Music Showcase
Saturday April 4, 10:00AM-11:00AM @ Confederation Centre Public Library | Free Admittance
Featuring Ginalina, The Kerplunks, and Amos J & Jérôme Fortin
CFMA Songwriters Showcase Presented by SiriusXM Canada
Saturday April 4, 1:00PM-2:30PM @ The Guild, 111 Queen St | $25
An afternoon recorded live off the floor for SiriusXM’s North Americana featuring CFMA nominated singer-songwriters Dave Gunning, Old Man Luedecke, Jenn Grant, and Geneviève Racette.
CFMA Traditional Music Showcase
Saturday April 4, 3:00PM-4:30PM @ The Pourhouse at The Old Triangle, 189 Great George St. | $20
A sensational concert showcasing a diverse array of phenomenal trad music with nominees from across Canada, including Còig, Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres, Al Qahwa, Sabin Jaques & Rachel Aucoin, CONWAY, and Graham Lindsey.
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CFMA Attendees are eligible to access the CFMA rate at the Delta Hotel of $139/night + taxes/fees. This rate is good until March 2, 2020 or until capacity is reached.
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THE 2020 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS TO BE HELD IN CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – SHIFTS AWARDS WEEKEND TO SPRING
The 15th Edition of the CFMA takes place the Weekend of April 3- 4, 2020
WATCH VIDEO HERE → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0tgds_YbVs
(Mar 18, 2019 – HALIFAX) The Canadian Folk Music Awards are pleased to announce that the 2020 edition of the CFMA will take place the weekend of April 3-4, 2020, in Charlottetown, PEI. Responding to feedback from the previous Awards Weekends, the CFMA decided to move the weekend to spring instead of the previous December schedule, notes CFMA Board Chair Grit Laskin “After 14 years, of nail-biting concern that flights are not delayed and roads aren’t snow-covered, along with the fact of venues typically programming holiday shows on the December weekends we’d always prefer, the CFMA Board has made the decision to shift its Awards weekend to the spring. We found a spot on the calendar, early April, that doesn’t conflict with other Awards, or music conferences or showcase events for artists. This will be our new annual schedule, going forward, beginning with our first visit to PEI—a fitting destination to celebrate our 15th year!”
The CFMAs are heading to the East Coast this year, and for the very first time in CFMA history, the Awards Weekend will take place in Charlottetown. CFMA Board Member Rob Oakie says “We are so excited to bring the Canadian Folk Music Awards to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 2020! PEI is home to a lot of great folk music and artists like The East Pointers, Catherine MacLellan, Vishtèn, Irish Mythen, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Lennie Gallant and so many more. We love our folk music and we love to throw a party so this is the perfect excuse to visit one of the friendliest and prettiest places in Canada. Come join us and get your folk on for CFMA 2020!”
Submissions will open for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) in April 2019. The weekend’s focus events will take shape as two Awards Concerts, which are open to the public. Subscribe to the CFMA newsletter to stay on top of all submission and awards weekend details, or visit the CFMA website folkawards.ca.
Awards will be presented throughout both evenings, April 3 and April 4, at the Awards Concerts. These concerts combine the most loved events of the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ first fifteen years – the vibrant energy of the live music showcases and the awards gala. The Awards Concerts will capture the true heart of the folk community, while celebrating the nominees and the category recipients.
Established by Canada’s burgeoning and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boast 19 categories. Nominees are chosen for each category. A two stage jury process by 95 jurors located across Canada representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official recipients in each category.