Here’s the line-up for the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ children’s music showcase
The Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced the lineup for the Family Folk, children and family music showcase that will take place during CFMA weekend In Vancouver.
Co-Presented with The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, the showcase takes place on Sunday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
Hosted by Jocelyne Baribeau and My Friend Christopher, the concert features performances by:
- The Relative Minors – An indie rock band from Cambridge, ON, who play fun and groovy tunes for kids
- Ginalina – A WCMA-winning folk singer and children’s entertainer who sings in English, French and Mandarin
- Paige Penney – A young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Newfoundland with a modern sound and an old soul
- Will Stroet – A JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star
- The Oot n’ Oots – a family that makes music for families
Tickets fore the show are $15, and children under 3 are free
Tickets to all awards concerts and nominee showcase concerts, the B.C. performer showcase and the film screening are on sale now. Visit folkwards.ca for more details.
The official CFMA awards concerts will be held Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 (6:00-8:30 p.m. PT) at Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square, with the assistance of the Rogue Folk Club.
Hosted by Chelsey June (Twin Flames) and Benoit Bourque, the bilingual CFMA 2023 award concerts will see a total of 20 awards presented over the course of two nights, including the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award.
There will also be performances by an exciting and diverse selection of 10 of this year’s nominees from across the nation.
During the week, CFMA nominee showcase concerts will feature more of the 2023 nominated performers. There will be a traditional music showcase, songwriters showcase and the children and family music showcase. Each showcase features six performers.
Adding to the awards week excitement, Canadian global music supergroup Sultans of String will screen their award-winning film Sultans of String: The Refuge Project – Visual Album Saturday, April 1. The film includes songs from their albums Refuge and Sanctuary, the most recent of which is nominated for four 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The screening takes place Saturday, April 1 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. PT at Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square.
Tickets are $12.
The screening will be followed by a chat with Chris McKhool. It will be hosted by Michael Tymchuk.