The Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase is BACK!
1978 saw the debut of the Big Country Talent Show. Now, a few years back we transitioned the name and tweaked the format, but, this year marks the 40th year of CKRM putting the spotlight on Saskatchewan’s rising stars with the longest running radio talent show in Canada. Our mission is to find and expose the very best vocal talent and emerging artists of tomorrow. Stage presence, vocals, performance, it ALL plays a factor in the future success of our homegrown stars, and we’re giving them a stage and the chance to shine!
So. What’s up for grabs for our competitors? Cash, prizes, airplay AND a feature slot on the biggest stage in Saskatchewan…the MAINSTAGE at Country Thunder Saskatchewan!
Our Top 3 performers from the Casino Regina Showcase will be awarded a spot on the Mainstage at Country Thunder Saskatchewan (Sunday July 16, 2017). 3rd and 2nd place will perform 3 songs (their 2 performance songs and another of their choosing), 1st place will perform a 4 song set (2 performance songs and 2 others of their choosing).
Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($1500) 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250).
There will also be a $500 cash bounty on the best “original” song from the competition.
Our grand prize winner will also receive:
– photo session and digital image bundle from Keith Hershmiller Photography
– individual SaskMusic membership for a year
– a Yamaha acoustic guitar from Yamaha Music Canada
– potential showcase opportunities at CKRM related functions throughout the year
AND of course…AIRPLAY of their next radio ready single on 620 CKRM!!!
Showcase: Saturday June 24th – Casino Regina Showlounge
Casino Regina is an adults only venue (19+)
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- The Sheila Ann Memorial Award – presented to the overall Showcase winner.
- The Fred King Memorial Award – presented to the ‘most promising entertainer’.
- The Casino Regina “Spirit of Saskatchewan” Songwriters Award – presented to
the participant who has penned or co-penned the best original composition.