CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED DATES FOR COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION® ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED DATES FOR COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022

RETURNING TO CALGARY FOR ITS 10TH YEAR, COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK 2022 TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 8-11

2022 CCMA AWARDS TO BE RECORDED LIVE FROM CALGARY ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

March 2, 2022 (Calgary, AB) — Today the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) has announced that September 8-11 will be the official dates for Country Music Week 2022. Culminating with the 2022 CCMA Awards on September 11, Country Music Week 2022 will see the CCMA returning to Calgary for the tenth time, making the market the most visited by the coveted national Awards show. 

“The decision to return to Calgary was not a difficult one to make,” said CCMA President, Amy Jeninga. “Our local Host Committee is so incredibly supportive, the city’s ongoing promise to elevate and celebrate the arts aligns perfectly with our overall mandate as an organization and Alberta country music fans are some of the most dedicated fans we’ve seen. We cannot wait to get back to Calgary for what we know will be an incredible week of celebration!” 

Recognized as an emerging music city, country music is in Calgary’s roots. “Hosting Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards is a great opportunity to showcase Calgary as a music city,” says Ben Graham, Chair of the local CCMA Host Committee. “Our emerging music scene has been growing and thriving over the last 10 years with the building of new music venues, festivals, and attractions. We’re home of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Music Mile, over 30 year-round music festivals and the greatest outdoor show on earth, The Calgary Stampede – which showcases country music’s best artists every year.”

With details to come surrounding Country Music Week 2022 programming, fans can be sure that Calgary will come to life over the course of four days this September. From Songwriters Series’ to artist meet and greets, Alberta’s country music fans definitely have something to look forward to. 

“Tourism Calgary is proud to be bringing the CCMAs back to Calgary,” says Cindy Ady, CEO and President of Tourism Calgary. “This exciting event is expected to generate a potential $12 million impact into the local visitor economy which is critical as we continue supporting the recovery of Calgary and Alberta's tourism industry. We cannot wait to be ultimate hosts of an outstanding Country Music Week and CCMA Awards this fall.”

Calgarians are encouraged to stay tuned for upcoming ticket onsale information later this spring. 

For more information regarding Country Music Week 2022 programming, stay tuned to the CCMA official Instagram account and Tourism Calgary

About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week 2022 and the 2022 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker, Tourism Calgary and the Government of Alberta.

About Tourism Calgary

Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing and development organization for Calgary's tourism industry. For more than 60 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice. With a vision of making Calgary the ultimate host city, Tourism Calgary markets the city locally, nationally and internationally and advocates for its ongoing development as a destination. The organization hosts and attracts visitors and events and activates the city by fostering the growth of shareable, memorable experiences. Pre-pandemic, Calgary’s tourism industry contributed approximately $2.5 billion in visitor spending by over 7 million visitors annually. For more information about Tourism Calgary, please visit www.visitcalgary.com or follow @tourismcalgary on social channels.

 

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Media Contacts:

 

For Calgary: 

Tracy Larsson, Tourism Calgary

tracyl@tourismcalgary.com, 403.470.1086

 

 

For CCMA: 

Tiffany Astle, penelopePR

 tiffany@penelopepr.com, 416.554.7329

 

 

 

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