deadline : November 8, 2019 12:00 am

Event Date: March 18, 2020

CIMA, through Music Export Canada, is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for our 2020 Canadian Blast BBQ at Austin’s SXSW! This year’s mission will mark the 15th year that CIMA will be in attendance for this key showcase and business development opportunity at the most influential and largest music festival & conference in North America.

Now in its 34th year, SXSW allows for unmatched networking opportunities, conference programming, and over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees. Check out some of the outcomes associated with our mission to SXSW in 2019 here.

Our legendary Canadian Blast BBQ will be taking place on March 18, 2020 and will be moving to a new venue – The Venue (on 6th Street). This event, the kickoff for CIMA’s Canadian Blast mission at SXSW, is a high-profile event that draws hundreds of VIP international delegates, media and thousands of SXSW delegates!

We’re now accepting submissions for artists interested in showcasing at our Canadian Blast BBQ.

Make sure you have applied directly with the festival itself to maximize your chances for both SXSW and Canadian Blast showcases. Only SXSW accepted acts will be eligible to be on the Canadian Blast showcase.
The deadline for SXSW is October 25. The CIMA deadline is November 8 (please note the different deadlines.)