Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) and the National Music Centre (NMC) present AE West Artist Extravaganza Showcase, a free live concert at the King Eddy on December 1.
The evening will feature all 12 participating artists, each performing two songs. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.
The 12 selected artists include Calgary R&B-reggae artist Al Third, Winnipeg jazz-infused soul act Alex Maher, Weyburn, SK country singer-songwriter Brayden King, Calgary indie-pop artist Clea Anais, Calgary dance-pop act Hayden McHugh, Lloydminster, SK country musician Jordyn Pollard, Vancouver-based hip-hop artist Mamarudegyal MTHC, Yellowknife family entertainer Miranda Currie, Alberta blues-rocker Ollee Owens, Calgary jazz singer and saxophonist Perpie, Calgary folk-soul singer-songwriter TAYLR, and Edmonton folk-rocker Von Bieker.
About AE West
AE West (Artist Entrepreneur West) is a five-week creative entrepreneurship program designed to help emerging professional artists develop sustainable businesses and careers via customized mentorship, networking, and collaboration with music industry professionals. The program has been delivered virtually since 2020, but this year, AE West will take place in person at Studio Bell in Calgary from November 1 to December 1.
AE West is an extension of CMI’s highly regarded, Toronto-based Artist Entrepreneur program and represents a partnership between CMI, a national not-for profit organization, and NMC. The majority of costs for the program are offset thanks to the generous support of the TD Ready Commitment, Viewpoint Foundation, the Kanovsky Family Foundation, the Government of Canada, Stingray, and Bell Media.