The Canadian Country Music Association announced today that Hamilton, Ontario has been selected as host city of Country Music Week 2018. Scheduled for September 6th to 9th, 2018, this four-day annual event – part music festival and part industry conference – will culminate with the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA Awards Show) which will be broadcast on Sunday, September 9th, 2018.
Don Green, CCMA President, formally announced the success of Hamilton’s bid to host Country Music Week and the 2018 CCMA Awards Show this morning, 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.”
“Since last hosting Country Music Week in 2011, the City of Hamilton is now home to a dedicated country radio station, one which has risen to the #1 position not only in this market but in Canada; clearly illustrating the appetite and consumption of the music/format to area fans,” said Steve Kassay, Vice Chair of the 2018 Hamilton Host Committee.
Before heading to Hamilton, this year’s PotashCorp Country Music Week and CCMA Awards Show will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from September 7 to 10, 2017.
Source: City of Hamilton