The 2019 edition of the The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) will take place the weekend of April 3 to 4, 2020, in Charlottetown, PEI.
Responding to feedback from the previous Awards Weekends, the CFMA decided to move the weekend to spring instead of the previous December schedule, notes CFMA Board Chair Grit Laskin. “After 14 years, of nail-biting concern that flights are not delayed and roads aren’t snow-covered, along with the fact of venues typically programming holiday shows on the December weekends we’d always prefer, the CFMA Board has made the decision to shift its Awards weekend to the spring. We found a spot on the calendar, early April, that doesn’t conflict with other Awards, or music conferences or showcase events for artists. This will be our new annual schedule, going forward, beginning with our first visit to PEI.”
Awards will be presented throughout both evenings, April 3 and April 4, at the Awards Concerts which are open to the public.
Submissions will open for the 2019 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) in April. The awards currently boast 19 categories. Nominees are chosen for each category. A two stage jury process by 95 jurors located across Canada representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official recipients in each category.
Subscribe to the CFMA newsletterfor submission and Awards Weekend details, or visit the CFMA website folkawards.ca.