THE NEXT STAR!
EMERGING ARTIST STAGE
* New this year - now open to all ages!
Friday August 25th
Since 2014, Lucknow's Music in the Fields has partnered with the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) to provide even more electric talent to the festival. During the spring, the CMAO seeks out a rising star in Ontario to represent them here in Lucknow and wow the crowd with everything they have. The CMAO 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 2017 CMAO Spotlight Night artist will be chosen later in the spring of 2017.
CMAO Spotlight Night - Sponsored by the Country Music Association of Ontario
Past performers: Sacha (2016), Shea Dupuy (2015), Emily Reid (2014)
Saturday August 26th
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! If you have a band and want to take it to the big league of festivals, check back to this page on April 19th to download the 2017 application for our Emerging Artist Showdown. Good luck!
Emerging Artist Showdown - Sponsored in part by the Howick Mutual Insurance Company
Past winners: Kristen Hawley (2016), Vanessa Marie Carter (2015), Runaway Angel (2014), Amy Rose (2013), James Cameron Band (2012)
Past runner-up performers: Buck Twenty (2016), Eric Ethridge (2015), Brooklyn Roebuck (2014), The Walters Twins (2013), Kerosene Creek (2012)
Contest Entry and Rules
Deadlines for submission is Monday May 15th at Midnight. Four finalist YouTube videos will be posted and the voting process will take place from Monday May 23rd to Sunday June 4th. The artist video with the most votes will perform at Lucknow 2017! Good luck to all participants!