Today, June 21st, at 6:20PM MST, the Top 12 PEAK Performance Artists were announced live on air at 95.3 The PEAK and from the Main Stage at the Sled Island Festival in Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary. The chosen artists will be joining the BC PEAK Performance Project Top 12 at the coveted PEAK Performance Project Bootcamp in Princeton, British Columbia later this summer.
The Alberta Top 12 artists in no particular order are:
• Boreal Sons – Calgary
• Royal Foundry – Sherwood Park
• 36? - Calgary
• Mitchmatic - Edmonton
• SAVK - Calgary
• Nuela Charles - Edmonton
• PORT JUVEE - Calgary
• The Wet Secrets - Edmonton
• Sidney York - Calgary
• Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk - Brooks
• Scenic Route To Alaska - Edmonton
• Samantha Savage Smith - Calgary
The Alberta Top 12 will be performing live at the first ever all-day PEAK Performance Project BBQ at the Palomino Smokehouse in Calgary, on Saturday July 19th. Links to free downloads of the artist’s songs will be available on site.
The PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta and British Columbia’s up and coming artists. It also hopes to foster the Alberta and BC music industries and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. While the projects are run as separate programs in each province, there is an incredible opportunity to create bridges between Alberta and BC though the shared educational experience at the Rockridge Canyon Bootcamp. Top Prizes this year for the Alberta Project include a $100,953 top prize, $75,000 second prize, $50,000 third prize, as well as a $5,000 base camp award given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.
This is the first year for the Alberta PEAK Performance Project, a seven year, $4.9 million program designed to kick-start the international music careers of 3 emerging Alberta artists annually. The project is administered by Alberta Music (Alberta Music Industry Association) and funded by 95.3 The PEAK through CRTC approved Canadian Content Development Funding.
The BC PEAK Performance Project has been running for five years and past winners have included We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge and Rykka.
For more information on the Alberta Top 12 and Peak Performance Project visit: www.peakperformanceproject.com.< Previous Post Next Post >