Hamilton To Host 2018 CCMA Awards
The Canadian Country Music Association, or CCMA, is pleased to announce that Hamilton has been selected as host city of Country Music Week 2018. Scheduled for September 6-9, 2018, this four-day annual event – part music festival and part industry conference – will culminate with the Canadian Country Music Association Awards broadcast on Sunday, September 9.
— CCMA (@CCMAofficial) March 9, 2017
Don Green, CCMA President, formally announced the success of Hamilton’s bid to host Country Music Week and the 2018 CCMA Awards Show, in downtown Hamilton.
“We are thrilled to be heading back to Hamilton, for the first time since 2011. The passion with which this city last hosted us, and shared through their bid presentation, makes us confident that country music fans and industry members are sure to be impressed with the event we bring together for 2018.”
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport says:
“Hosting national cultural events and celebrations like Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards in Hamilton and Ontario, contribute significantly to our strong, diversified economy. Hamilton is a city that boasts a rich tradition of live music experiences and events and will be certain to deliver a memorable week of performances, learning opportunities and recognition of Canada’s top country artists.”
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says:
“The Hamilton music scene is enriched with an outstanding line-up of homegrown talent, along with welcoming the best in the industry. Our city has played host to the Canadian Country Music Association on five occasions and we welcome them back again in 2018, continuing a tradition of celebrating music across our country, while growing our capacity to host visitors and showcase Hamilton’s arts, music and culture.”
Those in attendance at the Country Music Week 2018 media conference were treated to two acoustically-performed songs by Niagara’s Tim Hicks, a multi-CCMA Award nominee and a CCMA Award winner.
— Tim Hicks (@timhicksmusic) March 9, 2017