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

2020 Jim Beam Talent Search Finalists


2020 Jim Beam Talent Search Finalists

Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to be a part of the Jim Beam National Talent Search Tour will took 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 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

Vancouver Finalists

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

Calgary Finalists

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

Edmonton Finalists

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

Saskatoon Finalists

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

Toronto Finalists

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

Ottawa Finalists

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

Montreal Finalists

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

Halifax Finalists

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