CZN – 2020 Jim Beam National Talent Search Champions

Watch CZN’s Jim Beam National Talent Search Performance & Interview Here!

Congratulations to CZN and all of the regional finalists on behalf of Canadian Music Week, Jim Beam Bourbon, and all of our Sponsors and Partners.

Thank you for voting for your favourite band to play live at the Jim Beam INDIES in 2021

Participating Cities 

Click on each city below to view the finalist videos

Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to be a part of the Jim Beam National Talent Search Tour which took take place virtually October 13 – 20, 2020, with 30-minute episodes spotlighting five bands from eight Canadian cities. Hosted by Josie Dye of Indie88 Radio, each of the resulting regional webisodes will be streamed via Indies.ca and partnering radio stations across the country.

CMW and the Jim Beam Virtual Talent Search Tour has provided 40 of Canada’s best new bands with their own virtual stage, ownership of their own recordings, and starring roles in this musical event that could rewrite the way homegrown independent talent is discovered. Each episode will focus on one city and feature interviews and performances from five local bands

JIM BEAM TALENT SEARCH FINALISTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 FINALISTS

Vancouver

Redwoods / Small Town Artillery / Raincity / Gnarfunkel / Maddie King

Calgary

Jon Martin and Lovers / Justine Giles / ROOKS / Youngbloods / Krissy Feniak

Edmonton

Rebecca Lappa / Kane Ingocnito / Jacquie Daniels and the Jokers / RIELL / Shawnee

Saskatoon

Aurora Bella / Alexandra Beck / Phoenix and the Silvervoodoos / Tumbleweeds / Kaye & Co.

Toronto

Dustin Bird / VILIVANT / Goodnight, Sunrise / Parasona / Autumn Kings

Ottawa

CZN / Paragon Cause / The Tackies / The Wilderness / The Lionyls

Montreal

December Rose / The Day Dreamers / Brittany Kennell / Patrick Rock / Cowboy Meets Pirate

Halifax

The Blue Lane / Elyse Aeryn / Wheeler / The Collective / Carry The Lost