Friday, August 23: CMA Ontario Spotlight Night

Since 2014, Lucknow's Music in the Fields has partnered with the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMA ONTARIO) to provide even more electric talent to the festival.  During the spring, the CMA ONTARIO seeks out a rising star in Ontario to represent them here in Lucknow and wow the crowd with everything they have.  The CMA ONTARIO actively serves emerging artists in the province by providing strategies and advice on how to make it in the starlit world of country music.  The 2018 CMA ONTARIO Spotlight Night artist will be chosen later in the spring of 2019.

CMAO ONTARIO Spotlight Night - Sponsored by the Country Music Association of Ontario
Past performers:  Johnson Crook (2017) Sacha (2016), Shea Dupuy (2015), Emily Reid (2014)


Saturday August 24: Emerging Artist Showdown

Every spring, Lucknow's Music in the Fields seeks out the best up and coming artists from throughout Ontario and invites them to apply to play in front of a crowd of thousands at the festival.  Bands submit their best videos and we give our online fans a chance to vote for their favourite.  Two of the top picks are chosen to rock the Emerging Artist Stage during the show on Saturday, including immediately before the headliner for the lucky winner with the most fan votes overall! Good luck!

Emerging Artist WINNERS (PERFORMERS) - Sponsored in part by the Howick Mutual Insurance Company
Josh RosS (2017), Kristen Hawley (2016), Vanessa Marie Carter (2015), Runaway Angel (2014), Amy Rose (2013), the James Cameron Band (2012)

Past runner-up performers:  ALESSIA COHLE (2017), Buck Twenty (2016), Eric Ethridge (2015), Brooklyn Roebuck (2014), The Walters Twins (2013), Kerosene Creek (2012)