2017 marks the 15th anniversary of BreakOut West! The once-a-year event includes a 4-day conference, 3-night showcase festival, and the Western Canadian Music Awards.


This year, the festival’s big kick off features Said the Whale, Scenic Route to Alaska, Kelly Brado and Declan O’Donovan! Get tickets for their September 14th show at the Myer Horowitz Theatre HERE!


SONiC weekend announcer Brooklyn spoke with Robyn Stewart, executive director of the festival, about everything Edmontonians need to know about the festival:

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LISTEN: Everything You Need to Know About BreakOut West 2017

Originally Aired: September 11, 2017


This year’s festival features some of your favourite Local Spotlight acts! Current Local Spotlight Altameda are set to perform, along with former acts The Wet Secrets, Nuela Charles and Scenic Route to Alaska. Other bands on the bill – Shout Out Out Out Out, Attica Riots, the Manitée and more. Check out the entire festival line up HERE.


Not only does the weekend host a pretty impressive musical line up, there’s also a music conference. The four day event gives musicians and industry members access to high-level music industry professionals. According to their website, “the conference incorporates more hands-on, interactive, and one-on-one experiences.


Additional programming is designed to increase collaboration, giving artists and music entrepreneurs added opportunities to meet and connect with industry and peers.”. Sound like something you’re into? Register HERE!


There are also loads of speakers from all over Canada and the world. Check out a list of conference speakers HERE and their schedule HERE.

Get your festival passes HERE! Wanna get involved? Sign up to volunteer HERE!

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