First Round of Performers Announced for CCMA Songwriters’ Café at 2013 Country Music Week

July 16, 2013

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is proud to announce the first round of performers for the CCMA Songwriters’ Café, sponsored by SOCAN, which will be presented over the course of three days at this year’s Country Music Week, September 5-8 in Edmonton, Alberta.  This year, the CCMA is pleased to welcome both emerging and established songwriters including Autumn Hill, The Command Sisters, Jack Connolly, Jaida Dreyer, Livy Jeanne, Keith & Renee, David Leask, Heather Longstaffe, The Lovelocks, Katie Mission, Jess Moskaluke, and Wes Mack.

“The Songwriter’s Café is a can’t-miss event that puts the spotlight on twenty-four of the best representatives of the vast country music talent in Canada,” said Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN. “Canadian Country Music Week is such as important event, and SOCAN is proud to be a part of it by sponsoring this showcase.”

“This year’s CCMA Songwriters’ Café submissions faced extremely strong competition and our jurors performed a truly exceptional, albeit difficult job, in selecting the 2013 performers,” said CCMA President, Don Green. “The CCMA Songwriters’ Cafe is a fantastic celebration of the incredible writing talents of Canadian artists.”

The CCMA Songwriters’ Café features the penning of original tunes and also introduces listeners to some familiar faces behind the music we love. Sponsored by SOCAN, this acoustic in-the-round performance is sure to inspire and evoke some strong emotions and create memorable moments.

The 2013 CCMA Songwriters’ Café will take place beginning Thursday, September 5 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM MST with additional performances on Friday, September 6 from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM MST and Saturday, September 7 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM MST at the Citadel Theatre – The Club. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Citadel Theatre Box Office or at www.citadeltheatre.com/whats-on/buy-tickets/.

For updates and more information on performers to be announced for the 2013 CCMA Songwriters’ Café performers, please stay tuned to www.ccma.org.

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