2016 Western Canadian Music Award Winners
The 14th annual awards show and concert is the flagship event of BreakOut West and a celebration of all the aspects of western Canadian music.
Big congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) held in Regina! BreakOut West began with a gala event on October 13 and we are so happy to see so many festival friends recognized – including many talented Manitobans!
William Prince, who performed on our 2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival stage, accepted an award for Aboriginal Artist of the Year and also performed at the gala. Romi Mayes picked up another WCMA award this year for Blues Artist of the Year. Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick took home an award for Children’s Artist of the Year. Jocelyne Baribeau was named Francophone Artist of the Year and Jazz Artist of the Year went to Curtis Nowosad and his quintet. BreakOut Artist of the Year went to The Bros. Landreth.
Manitoba Industry awards went to Paquin Artist Agency in Artist Development and the West End Cultural Centre won the Community Excellence Award.
In addition to all our local talent we are so excited that many of our festival friends also walked away with some great wins too! Delhi 2 Dublin, who played Winnipeg Folk Fest in 2010 and have come in to perform in our Hear All Year concert series, won Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year. Yukon Blonde, who have been featured in out Hear All Year concert series, took home an award for Recording of the Year. Roots Solo Artist went to Frazey Ford who played the 2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival and came in for a Hear All Year concert in 2016. Pharis Romero, who played the 2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival and was recognized as the Songwriter of the Year.
BreakOut West also features a two-night music festival. Winners Prince, Gaudet & Burnstick, and Baribeau will perform along with local favourites and festival friends Adam Hanney & Co., The Dead South, Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Don Amero, Ghost Twin, JP Hoe, Justin Lacroix Band, Micah Visser, Quinton Blair, Rosie & The Riveters, Slow Leaves, The Mariachi Ghost, and The Proud Sons.
To see a complete list of the 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards, visit breakoutwest.ca
Festival Friends Recognized with 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards
ABORIGINAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Bros. Landreth
CHILDREN'S ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Delhi 2 Dublin
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Curtis Nowosad Quintet
RECORDING OF THE YEAR
ROOTS SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Pharis Romero - A Wanderer I'll Stay "Pharis & Jason Romero - A Wanderer I'll Stay
COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD
West End Cultural Centre
EXCELLENCE IN VISUAL DESIGN
IMPACT IN ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Paquin Artist Agency
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