With the 46th annual Country Music Week of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) being hosted in Calgary, the city has achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the show's most frequent host city, having hosted it a record ten times. This accomplishment can be attributed to the unwavering support of Tourism Calgary, which, coupled with the city's rich country music history and dynamic music infrastructure, has consistently contributed to the success of the CCMA event.
The hosting of the CCMA's Country Music Week is a true testament to the collaborative spirit of the entire city. Throughout Music Week, Calgary comes alive with over 60 artists performing in various venues across the city. From captivating songwriters' sessions at Studio Bell to the renowned Legends Show held at the Jack Singer Concert Hall and the lively CCMA House at Calgary Palace Theatre, the entire city actively participates in celebrating its homegrown country music talent.
Calgary's reputation as a vibrant music hub has only been strengthened by the creation of the Music Mile—a 1.1 mile stretch of road traversing two of the city's trendiest neighborhoods, adorned with a plethora of venues, restaurants, and galleries. This Music Mile has become a symbol of Calgary's thriving music scene, further enhancing its appeal as a premier destination for music enthusiasts.
Tourism Calgary plays a pivotal role in shaping the CCMA's host committee, working hand in hand with various partners to ensure the seamless execution of the event. With their extensive local and regional knowledge, Tourism Calgary has established strong relationships with venues, local media outlets, publishers, and industry insiders, enabling them to effectively promote and generate buzz for large-scale cultural events like the CCMA's. As a result, there is an overwhelming sense of optimism for the future, as Calgary continues to establish itself as a go-to destination for world-class music events.