Canadian Music Week announces more artists for 2016

Canadian Music Week 2016 poster

In less than a month, Canadian Music Week (CMW) will once again take over the city of Toronto from May 2-8. The festival spans 7 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.

New additions
Even though the festival is less than a month out, they have added more bands! They added The Sheepdogs, Hannah Georgas, Jeff The Brotherhood, HUMANS, Amir Obe, Max Frost, Diarrhea Planet and more to the 2016 line up. For the full list of performing artists, go here.

CMW loves music festivals!
Here are some of the featured festival partnered showcases:

Boots & Hearts and KX Country
present The Hot Shots CMW Showcase:
Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Eric Ethridge, James Barker Band, Dani Strong, Kansas Stone
Tuesday May 3 @The Phoenix Concert Theatre

The Boots and Hearts Music Festival is an annual country music festival at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds from August 4th – 7th produced by Republic Live. This year’s festival features headliners Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley joined by Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Dean Brody and many more. All tickets and camping offerings are currently on sale at

M for Montreal and Brooklyn Vegan present: Ho99o9, Duchess Says, Dead Obies, The Posterz, Wasiu, and Ragers
Saturday May 7 @ Adelaide Hall

M for Montreal, a 4-day music + industry event that takes place in Montreal. The festival is teaming up with tastemaker music site, Brooklyn Vegan to present this showcase.

Dilly Dally w/ The Damn Truth, Le Trouble, Foreign Diplomats and Motel Raphael
Saturday May 7 @ Lee’s Palace

The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène every summer. The festival takes place on five stages. This year’s line up features Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Ray, Radiohead and more.

NeXT + WavelengthPOP Montreal Present: PARTNER (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Walrus, Entire Cities, Little Junior, For Esme, Billy Moon, She-Devils, Caveboy and more @ The Silver Dollar

Legendary Toronto promoter Dan Burke teams up with POP Mtl (May 6) and Toronto’s Wavelength Music Festival (May 7) for the annual NeXT@CMW Silver Dollar showcases.

WayHome Presents:
HUMANS, Amir Obe, Lucas Dipasquale, Kiki Rowe, and Heartstreets
Saturday May 7 @ Mod Club

The WayHome Music & Arts Festival produced by Republic Live, takes place at the custom designed Burl’s Creek Event Grounds July 22 – 24, 2016. The festival includes headliners LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers and an additional 70 artists across four stages, a variety of late-night spectacles and experiences, original art installations, fine international and local cuisine, an on-site farmers market and more. All ticket offerings are currently on-sale exclusively at

Some highlighted shows + Win To Get In

In case you missed getting tickets to one of the sold out shows (SKEPTA, Scott Helman, Eagles of Death Metal), there’s a solution. The ‘Win To Get In’ Series allows CMW wristband holders the opportunity to catch these must-see shows. Get your 7-day wristband and hop around to club venues all over the city.

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Lights @ The Danforth Music Hall *TICKETS
  • Max Frost w/ Rozes @ The Drake Hotel *TICKETS
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Laura Stevenson w/ Special Guests @ Drake Underground *TICKETS
  • Låpsley @ The Mod Club *TICKETS
  • Bob Mould Band @ Horseshoe Tavern *TICKETS
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Generation Axe: A Night of Guitars @ Massey Hall *TICKETS
  • Royal Canoe w/ The Wet Secrets & Hannah Epperson @ The Mod Club *TICKETS
  • MOTHERS w/ Honduras, Boulevards and more @ Adelaide Hall *TICKETS
  • Charlotte Cardin @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS
  • Heat @ The Garrison *TICKETS
  • Baio w /Blajk, Romes, Only Yours and TMPL @ Velvet Underground *TICKETS
  • Bob Mould Band @ Horseshoe Tavern *TICKETS
Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • Tommy Stinson of the Replacements w/ Common Deer, Ivory Hours, Frankie Lee, Little You Little Me @ Horseshoe Tavern *TICKETS
  • Wild Nothing w/ Charlie Hilton and more @ The Opera House *TICKETS
  • TOPS w/ Foxtrott, Wildlife, Savoir Adore and more @ Lee’s Palace *TICKETS
  • Memory Tapes w/ Ghostly Kisses, Wolkoff @ Comfort Zone *TICKETS
  • Yuna w/ Bosco @ The Mod Club *TICKETS
  • Kevin Abstract w/ Smino and Kaydee @ Adelaide Hall *TICKETS
  • No Joy w/ Programm and Mise en Scene @ The Velvet Underground *TICKETS
  • The Shrine w/ Dr. Boogie, Waxy and more @ The Bovine Sex Club (25th Anniversary party) *TICKETS
  • Gilligan Moss w/ Daithi @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS           
  • Public Access T.V. w/ The Balconies, The Undivided and more @ The Great Hall *TICKETS                                                                                                                     
Friday, May 6, 2016
  • SWMRS w/ JPNSGRLS, New Swears and more @ Adelaide Hall *TICKETS
  • Public Access T.V. w/ No Sinner, The Sumner Brothers and more @ The Garrison *TICKETS
  • White Lung w/ Dead Tired @ Velvet Underground *TICKETS
  • Nao & Mura Masa @ The Mod Club *TICKETS
  • Motel Raphael w/ Timberwolf @ The Dakota Tavern *TICKETS
  • Corners w/ Attica Riots, and Acid Dad @ The Hard Luck *TICKETS
  • Busty and the Bass @ The Opera House *TICKETS

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Them Dang Rattlers w/ TrainwreckX @ Boots and Bourbon *TICKETS
  • Meat Wave w/The Dying Arts, Dead Messenger @ The Bovine (25th anniversary party) *TICKETS
  • Andrew Combs @ The Dakota Tavern *TICKETS
  • Royal Wood @ The Danforth Music Hall *TICKETS
  • Willa w/ Rococode, Kill J, and Elle Exxe @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS
  • Corners w/ Grounders, Haunted Summer and more @ The Garrison *TICKETS
  • Sunflower Bean w/ Death Valley Girls, Shy Kids and Mise en Scene @ Hard Luck Bar *TICKETS
  • Modern Space, Attica Riots, Sam Cash and more @ The Horseshoe Tavern *TICKETS
  • SWMRS w/New Swears, Splitfist, and more @ Sneaky Dees *TICKETS
  • Muuy Bien w/ Sharkmuffin, Hormoans and more @ Smiling Buddah *TICKETS
CMW partners + sponsors
Wednesday, May 4
  • Indica Records Showcase w/ Foreign Diplomats and more @ The Burdock *TICKETS
  • London Music Office & Tourism London Presents London Is On w/ Wolf Saga, Taylor Holden, Hiroshima Hearts and more @ Cadillac Lounge *TICKETS
  • Harvard Broadcasting presents Autopilot, The Sole Pursuit, Open Aire and more @ Cherry Cola’s
  • SiriusXM presents TOP COMIC featuring Derek Sequin, Matt O’Brien, Faisal Butt @ The Great Hall *TICKETS
  • 94.9 The Rock presents Julian Taylor Band, Poor Young Things, SATE, Palaye Royale @ Lee’s Palace *TICKETS
  • Indies with Indie88 w/ The Strumbellas, Wintersleep, The Zolas and Alberta Cross @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *SOLD OUT
Thursday May 5
Friday May 6
  • BonsoundSiriusXM and Exclaim! present Radio Radio, Dead Obies, Lisa LeBlanc, Les Deuxluxes, and Safia Nolin @ The Great Hall *TICKETS
  •  KX 96 presents Cold Creek County w/ River Town Saints @ Boots & Bourbon *TICKETS
  •  Communion presents Repartee, Sarah Hartman, Jean Michel-Blias @ The Drake Underground *TICKETS
  •  iHeartRadio Fest 2016 presents Tegan and Sara, X-Ambassadors, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Jocelyn Alice and more (WIN-TO-GET-IN ONLY)
  •  Lolipop Records presents Corners w/ Attica Riots, and Acid Dad @ The Hard Luck *TICKETS
  •  SaskMusic and Alberta Music present How the West was Won @ Hideout *TICKETS
  • Dine Alone Records and SiriusXM present The Sheepdogs, Wintersleep, Hannah Georgas, Jeff the Brotherhood, and Diarrhea Planet @ The Horseshoe Tavern *TICKETS
  • Fat Possum presents Fat White Family, Sunflower Bean and more @ Lee’s Palace *TICKETS
  • UKTI presents The Undivided, The Spook School, Model Aeroplanes, and more @ The Old Laurel *TICKETS
  • Burger Records presents The Black Lips, Single Mothers and more @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre *TICKETS
  • Music BC presents The Summer Bros, Van Damsel, Little India and more @ The Rivoli *TICKETS
  • Sounds Australia Presents SOUND GALLERY w/ Russell Morris Demi Louise, Auguste, HOWQUA and more @ The Supermarket *TICKETS
Saturday May 7
Put a wristband on it?
The festival wristband is great if you’re interested in discovering new acts and seeing a ton of bands. Here’s a couple options:
VIP wristband – this gives you 7-day line skip access to the Music Festival. VIP wristband holders will be allowed to “Pick 3”, which guarantees access to 3 shows of your choosing. All you’ll have to do is go to the CMW box office and pick up your tickets. This is on a first come / first serve basis. Being a CMW wristband holder also gives you the chance at guaranteeing a spot in our Win To Get In Series. At $150, this wristband provides value and status. 
CMW Festival Wristband – this gives you access to 7 days of live music. Priced at $75, the CMW festival wristband gives you the chance at guaranteeing a spot in our ‘Win To Get In’ Series.  
For more info about the wristband options, visit here.
For more information about Canadian Music Week, visit