Canadian Music Week 2016 | #CMW2016 | Jocelyn Alice | Rozes | Tegan and Sara + More!

Good morning my beautiful friends, Happy Friday!

I am so excited that the weekend is here because I've got a lot of work to do before the start of next week. Monday, May 2nd is the opening day of Canadian Music Week (CMW) and let me just tell you, I am going to be one busy boy during CMW.

The wonderful folks over at CMW have sent me my Media pass and I am ready to experience this jam packed week full of amazing showcases, performances, concerts and award shows. It already sounds like a great time, right? Well, guess what? It's not too late to get your wristband! Click here to purchase your very own wristband and you won't have to miss a single thing! 

Interested in knowing what shows and events I will be attending? You're at the right spot!

Monday, May 2nd is when the festivities begin! I will be making my way to the Drake Underground to see the incredibly talented Rozes perform.  Her name sounds familiar, right? That's because IT IS! You know Rozes best for her Hit Song with The Chainsmokers - "Roses". She also just released her new EP "Burn Wild" which is INCREDIBLE. I can't wait to see her perform the new songs! You can purchase "Burn Wild" here

On Tuesday, May 3rd, there are so many things going on! I am going to have a hard time deciding which events to attend! My first option is to go see Tori Kelly. Tickets are sold out BUT where there's a will there's a way! I will have to keep you posted on the ticket situation. If I am unable to obtain tickets, my next event will be "The Hot Shots CMW Showcase" presented by: KX Country and Boots & Hearts. Showcasing Country Artists: Kansas Stone, Dani Strong, James Barker Band, Eric Ethridge, Meghan Patrick & Blackjack Billy! For a full list of events going on during CMW, click here

Wednesday, May 4th. I can't wait for this day! I will be attending the Independant Music Awards (Indies). Jocelyn Alice, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dan Talevski, The Strumbellas are among the nominated artists. For a full list of the nominees, click here

Thursday, May 5th is going to be a BUSY day! First event for the day is going to be the exclusive invite only: AB Co. + Planetary Group’s CMW Rooftop Hang which will feature performances by: Prateeek Kuhad, Dylan Menzie, The Fontaines and closing off the afternoon will be a very special guest, we are told! (Be sure to be following me on snapchat (JesseHazen) to see it all happen LIVE!)

Once this event wraps up, I'll be making my way over to the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Show (CMBIA) for cocktail hour followed by the Gala Dinner, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank. For more info on the CMBIA's click here

Friday, May 6th will be even BUSIER than Thursday!! First thing in the morning, I am off to Soundcheck with the incredibly talented, Jocelyn Alice. I will be following her around most of the day as we will be Vlogging for all of YOU! Once Soundcheck is done, it's time to head on over to the Canadian Radio Music Awards Show (CRMAs). Francesco Yates, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes are among the nominees. For a full list of the nominees, click here. Oh, the day is not done quite yet... Once we wrap up at the CRMAs, it's time to get ready for the iHeartRadio Fest with Tegan and Sara, X Ambassadors, Shawn Hook, Jocelyn Alice & More! Tickets for this show are currently sold out but keep an eye, out venues sometimes release tickets at the very last minute! Keep on checking here for tickets! 

That pretty much sums it up for my CMW schedule. I can't wait for the festivities to begin. I will be seeing so many amazing and talented performers and can't wait to share it all with YOU! As always, I will be on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat & Facebook posting updates 24/7. If you don't follow me yet, be sure to head on over to my accounts and hit that follow button! (listed below)

Wishing everyone a great weekend and don't forget to keep it locked on my social media platforms. You just never know what surprises I may have in store for you all :D

XO

JH

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