Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Music The CCMA Awards are coming to town | Image: courtesy of Canadian Country Music Association Sep. 8, 2022 - Sep. 11, 2022 Country Music Week The CCMAs offer a whole lotta country (and off-country) packed into one week Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary Presenting the best in Canadian country music, the Canadian Country Music Awards presented by TD celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and returns to Calgary for the 10th time. The awards show will be held at the Saddledome on September 11, 2022 (see below for a promo code for 20 per cent off tickets). Leading up to the awards, Country Music Week showcases diverse and talented artists from Calgary and across Canada from September 8–11, 2022. The programming includes music performances, CCMA House, Fanfest, the Legends Show, and the Off-Country Music Festival. Taking place over four days with 60 artists participating, the Off-Country Musical Festival includes an Indigenous showcase, women in song, and emerging artists, performing in 16 spaces along the Music Mile on 9th Ave. SE and various other venues across Calgary. This series of free live concerts bring you artists who play country music on the fringes. “RISE UP partners, Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Hotel Association, are happy to support Off-Country, activating Music Mile with local flair for Country Music Week 2022,” says Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon. “With something for everyone, whether you are attending the awards show on Sunday night or enjoying an Off-Country concert, we invite all Calgarians to delight in this exciting week of music.” Interested in attending the CCMA Award show? Use the promo code CCMA22 to save 20 per cent off the ticket price. Please note that the code is required on the first page of Ticketmaster page — click “unlock” and enter CCMA22. Want more details on what’s taking place? Here’s what you need to check out during Country Music Week: Top of the Country Finale September 8, 2022, 8:00 – 11:45pm The Palace Theatre (219 8th Ave. SW) Free to attend, registration required Three of Canada’s fastest-rising country stars are set to battle it out during the SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale. Be there to cheer on Josh Ross, SACHA and Shantaia because, this year, fans have more input than ever. eventbrite.ca CCMA Songwriters’ Unplugged September 8–10, 2022 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) $46 Celebrating the songwriting process and the stories behind the genre’s most notable lyrics, the CCMA Songwriters’ Unplugged presented by TD indulges listeners with both new and familiar faces. studiobell.ca Off-Country Music Festival September 8 – 11, 2022 Various venues Free to attend Get ready for four days of free live performances from artists who play country music on the fringes. More 60 artists perform in a variety of spaces along the Music Mile and across Calgary. ccma.org CCMA Seminar Series September 9 – 11, 2022 Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free to attend, registration required The CCMA is excited to offer a variety of music-related seminars and networking opportunities throughout Country Music Week. In addition, the CCMA also programs a number of free workshops. ccma.org CCMA Legends Show September 9, 2022, 7:30pm Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons (215 8th Ave. SE) $58 – $78 Bringing the history of country music to life, the CCMA Legends Show has become one of the most attended events of Country Music Week. This year’s CCMA Legends Show presented by Pure Country brings together celebrated artists and promises an evening of legendary performances. artscommons.ca CCMA House September 9, 2022, 8:00 – 11:00pm The Palace Theatre (219 8th Ave. SW) Free to attend, registration required Calgary’s Palace Theatre comes alive with performances by some of Canada’s brightest country stars, including Don Amero, Jade Eagleson, Alexander Ludwig, Meghan Patrick and many more. Get ready for a night of rowdy, country-filled fun presented by Amazon Music and Alexa! eventbrite.ca CCMA FanFest September 10, 2022, 12:00 – 2:00pm Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) Free to attend, registration required Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with 2022 CCMA Awards nominees Jade Eagleson, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Joe Miller, Robyn Ottolini, MacKenzie Porter, Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes, Brett Kissel and more at this event presented by Pure Country. eventbrite.ca CCMA Awards September 11, 2022, 6:00pm In-person or watch on Global TV Prices vary Celebrating 40 years of connecting fans with their favourite Canadian country music celebrities and honouring their achievements, the 2022 CCMA Awards presented by TD are set to be co-hosted by artists Tenille Townes and Blanco Brown. Tickets start at $50 with a portion of each sale going directly to the CCMA Foundation.. ticketmaster.ca Country Music Week run September 8 to 11, 2022, and the full schedule and more details can be found at ccma.org.