Canadian Music Week in Toronto

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    Music lovers and the music industry’s biggest names already know Canadian Music Week. This is a week-long music fest that has been around for the last 36 years! Many musicians and music enthusiasts alike gather together to have the experience of a lifetime. Our team at Planetary Group has all the information you need to experience Canadian Music Week to the fullest, including venue, ticket prices, and more.

    About Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2018

    Canadian Music Week (CMW) is a well-established and highly recognized musical event that focuses on the music business. For nearly four decades, this major event has been bringing together music enthusiasts, musicians, industry leaders, media representatives, journalists, and people from all over the musical world. During the week-long festival, there is a combination of different events such as conferences, a trade exhibition, a film festival, a comedy festival, and of course, the concerts.

    Canadian Music Week Location

    CMW takes place in Ontario, Canada. During the daytime, events take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. At night, different venues can be found around Toronto. Some of the places hosting musical events during CMW include:

    • 120 Diner
    • Adelaide Hall
    • Baby G
    • Dakota Tavern
    • Everleigh
    • Great Hall
    • Hard Luck Bar
    • Longboat Hall
    • Monarch Tavern
    • Piston
    • Rebel
    • Sneaky Dee’s
    • Velvet Underground

    More than 40 locations for CMW 2019 are yet to be announced, but next year’s event will once again be hosted at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

    CMW 2018 and 2019 Dates

    CMW will take place from Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year, when CMW 2019 will take place from Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12 (for the festival) and Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11 (for the conference).

    CMW Ticket Prices

    For this year’s show, you can choose from different options each offering different advantages. The different tickets you can choose from include:

    • The Explorer Wristband ($75.00): This is the perfect ticket for anybody looking to get access to all venues throughout the entirety of the festival. This ticket:
      • Is valid for all seven days
      • Grants entrance to club series shows only
      • Does not include access to the Concert Series Shows
      • Grants access to all venues (subject to capacity)
      • Is non-refundable and the sale is final
    • The Explorer + Pass ($150.00): This is a priority pass ticket that grants you access to every venue plus the CMW Club Series Shows. This ticket:
      • Is valid for all seven days
      • Has priority entrance to all CMW Club Series Shows
      • Grants Access to all venues (subject to capacity)
      • Is a final sale and is non-refundable
    • Individual Show Ticket: This is an individual ticket purchase that guarantees you a place in a venue. Just go to the CMW website, select a venue, and buy your ticket.

    We’ll keep you posted as ticket info for 2019 becomes available.

    Can I Buy My Ticket at The Door?

    When it comes to shows that are in such high demand for tickets, you should always plan ahead. However, your schedule might not cooperate. This is why some people prefer to buy tickets at the door. This can be a gamble, since there is no guarantee whether tickets will be available or not. Make sure to frequently check in with CMW’s website to see if there are tickets available for purchase at the door. Our friendly advice? Plan ahead so you can enjoy CMW to the fullest – without the logistical stress.

    CMJ Transportation

    Getting transportation for a music festival can be a real nightmare if you have no idea where to start. Even the most seasoned of festival-goers can find get lost (or ripped off). That’s why, as we mentioned, planning is essential whenever you decide to embark on an adventure like this one. If you are in need of transportation, you can use Toronto’s public transit service, or opt for alternatives like Uber and taxi services. These transportation options should give you plenty of opportunities to better plan your trip to the festival.

    CMJ Accommodation

    Let’s face it: after a long day of partying on your feet, nothing is better than relaxing in a hotel room and recharging your batteries for the next day. Toronto is a big city, so you have plenty of accommodation options to choose from. It would be a good idea to check CMW’s venue list and explore any nearby hotels or hostels. You can also check Airbnb availability during the festival dates.

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