CCMA Country Music Week & Awards Heading to Calgary in September 2022
Today the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has announced that Sept. 8-11 will be the official dates for Country Music Week 2022. Culminating with the 2022 CCMA Awards on Sept. 11, Country Music Week 2022 will see the CCMA returning to Calgary for the tenth time, making the market the most visited by the national Awards show.
“The decision to return to Calgary was not a difficult one to make,” says CCMA President,Amy Jeninga. “Our local Host Committee is so incredibly supportive, the city’s ongoing promise to elevate and celebrate the arts aligns perfectly with our overall mandate as an organization and Alberta country music fans are some of the most dedicated fans we’ve seen. We cannot wait to get back to Calgary for what we know will be an incredible week of celebration!”
Recognized as an emerging music city, country music is in Calgary’s roots. “Hosting Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards is a great opportunity to showcase Calgary as a music city,” says Ben Graham, Chair of the local CCMA Host Committee. “Our emerging music scene has been growing and thriving over the last 10 years with the building of new music venues, festivals and attractions. We’re home of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Music Mile, over 30 year-round music festivals and the greatest outdoor show on earth, The Calgary Stampede – which showcases country music’s best artists every year.”
With details to come surrounding Country Music Week 2022 programming, Calgary will come to life over the course of four days this September with events from the Songwriters Series’ to artist meet and greets and more.
“Tourism Calgary is proud to be bringing the CCMAs back to Calgary,” says Cindy Ady, CEO and President of Tourism Calgary. “This exciting event is expected to generate a potential $12 million impact into the local visitor economy which is critical as we continue supporting the recovery of Calgary and Alberta's tourism industry. We cannot wait to be ultimate hosts of an outstanding Country Music Week and CCMA Awards this fall.”
Calgarians are encouraged to stay tuned for upcoming ticket on-sale information later this spring.