The Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase is BACK!
1978 saw the debut of the Big Country Talent Show. Well, that tradition continues in this our 41st season of putting the spotlight on Saskatchewan’s rising stars. 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!
For our performers, this is the opportunity to win cash, prizes, recording time, airplay AND a feature slot on the biggest stage in Saskatchewan…the MAINSTAGE at Country Thunder Saskatchewan!
For YOU? It’s a great night out with the very best up-and-coming talent in the province, anchored by a very special acoustic performance by CCMA and ACMA award-winning Bobby Wills! You’re also helping to support a great cause with proceeds from the event going to benefit the work of Music Heals and their support of music therapy programming in Regina and Southern Saskatchewan.
There is only 1 event night this year. Saturday June 23rd at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Auditorium. For the first time in quite some time the Showcase will be an ALL-AGES SHOW. Tickets are $10 for those 16 and up, $5 for those 15 and under. You can purchase tickets in advance from the Royal Sask Museum Gift Shop or at the door (depending on availability) the night of the show.
This will be a rush seating event. Doors open at 6:30pm on June 23rd. Show begins at 7:00pm.
Showcasing this year (alphabetical by last name, not by order of performance)
Emerald Green Duo
Our Top 3 performers from the Showcase will be awarded a spot on the Mainstage at Country Thunder Saskatchewan (Sunday July 15, 2018). 3rd and 2nd place will perform 3 songs, 1st place will perform a 4 song set.
Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($1000) 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:
– a $1,000 gift card to Long & McQuade Musical Instruments – where the music begins!
– a Yamaha acoustic guitar from Yamaha Music Canada
– studio time/professional recording session of one (1) airplay ready single
– individual SaskMusic membership for a year
– potential showcase opportunities at CKRM related functions throughout the year
AND of course…AIRPLAY of their single on 620 CKRM!!!