January 4, 2018

We are pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2017 Edmonton Music Prize. This is the fifth year that the prize has been offered, and it awards $12,000 in prize money to Edmonton-based musicians or musical collectives who have released a full-length recording in the past 18 months. The award is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council and administered by Alberta Music.

Alberta Music assembled a jury of industry professionals, who reviewed the 28 nominations that were submitted and selected from among them a shortlist of 10 artists. In addition to the primary assessment of the musical component, the jury also considered how the artists had made a unique contribution or outstanding accomplishment in music, within the eligibility period.

Here are this year’s three finalists, in alphabetical order:

100 Mile House

Dan Davidson

Nuela Charles

The first place winner will take home $10,000, and two runner-up prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. The order of the three finalists will be announced at a reception taking place on January 30th, the details of which will be announced soon.