Welcome to the Jim Beam Talent Search



Fans are invited to vote for their favourite band to play live at the Jim Beam INDIES in 2021

Welcome to the Jim Beam Talent Search


Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to announce the Jim Beam National Talent Search Tour will 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


October 13 – 20, 2020

October 13 – Vancouver

7pm PDT featuring:
Redwoods / Small Town Artillery / Raincity / Gnarfunkel / Maddie King

October 14 – Calgary

7pm MDT featuring:
Jon Martin and Lovers / Justine Giles / ROOKS / Youngbloods / Krissy Feniak

October 15 – Edmonton

7pm MDT featuring:
Rebecca Lappa / Kane Ingocnito / Jacquie Daniels and the Jokers / RIELL / Shawnee

October 16 – Saskatoon

7pm CST featuring:
Aurora Bella / Alexandra Beck / Phoenix and the Silvervoodoos / Tumbleweeds / Kaye & Co.

October 17 – Toronto

7pm EDT featuring:
Dustin Bird / VILIVANT / Goodnight, Sunrise / Parasona / Autumn Kings

October 18 – Ottawa

7pm EDT featuring:
CZN / Paragon Cause / The Tackies / The Wilderness / The Lionyls

October 19 – Montreal

7pm EDT featuring:
December Rose / The Day Dreamers / Brittany Kennell / Patrick Rock / Cowboy Meets Pirate

October 20 – Halifax

7pm ADT featuring:
The Blue Lane / Elyse Aeryn / Wheeler / The Collective / Carry The Lost