Canadian Music Week postponed. It had to be done.
Canadian Music Week, the massive annual music conference and festival that happens in Toronto every May, has been postponed until September. Bloody COVID-19.
Here’s the official statement:
Due to the continuing and increasing spread of the novel COVID-19 virus we believe it is our social responsibility to postpone the upcoming Canadian Music Week 2020 Conference and Expo. The Ontario Provincial Chief Medical Officer called for “ immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people”
Accordingly, we will be announcing our new dates officially in a press release this Monday, but as a valued partner and participant, we wanted to give you a heads up, as this all came together over the weekend.
In light of the recently growing number of event cancellations, Public Health Canada statements, and various provincial gathering bans, we concluded this was the right decision.
The health and safety of our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, and staff is our number one priority.
We have managed to find an alternative date at a later time period at the same venue (Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel).
We feel this is a great solution and we thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Our logistics and Festival team will be in touch this week to revise schedules.
The new dates for Canadian Music Week will be September 8–13.
Same venue (Sheraton) and same schedule:
Tuesday, Sept 8th – Load-in and travel day
Monday Sept 7 – Labour Day Holiday
Tuesday Sept 8 – exhibitor load-in and travel day – Festival opens
Wednesday Sept 9 – Music Conference, Radio Conference + Radio and Audio Awards Luncheon – Various Festival venues
Thursday Sept 10 – Music Conference, Radio Conference and Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala – Various Festival venues
Friday Sept 11 – Music Conference, Live Music Awards -– Various Festival venues
Saturday Sept 12 – Various Festival venues
All badges and wristbands will be honoured on the new dates, and we look forward to returning in the fall of 2020.