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2019 MCMA Tickets On Sale Now

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On November 10 2019 the Manitoba Country Music Awards presented by the Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) and Dauphins Countryfest, will be held at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg. This is an evening not to be missed as we bring the provinces largest country music community together under one roof! Several of Manitoba's top country acts along with host Jason McCoy will entertain guests as the prestigious awards are handed out to the highest-voted artists.
General Admission Adult Tickets are $35.00 plus taxes

18+ Event
Doors Open at 5:00pm
Show Starts at 7:00pm
Concert performance
Banned & Outlawed"Opening for Aaron Pritchett "Out of town tour 2019"Sept 25, 2019 at the Pyramid Cabaret tickets $40.00 each
2019 MCMA Awards Fans' Choice

Voting for the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards FANS' Choice Award is now open!

This Award is voted on by the fans. You do not need to be a member to vote for Fans' Choice. One vote per IP is allowed.

From September 1, 2019 to 12:00 am CST September 28, 2019 voting will remain open for the MCMA FANS' CHOICE Award.

Single song release
"Write a Song ". Was written by Jon Hnatishin, Daniel Hnatishin, Greg Arcade, & Nathan Kehler. Starting out with several ideas, the team evolved the work into the feel-good anthemic track perfect for anyone cutting-up a dirt road or drinking an ice-cold long-neck at a backwoods bush party.
2019 MCMA Nominees
Congratulations to all the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards Nominees

2019 Awards Host Hotel

WEB LINK: Radisson Manitoba Country Music Awards code: MCMA

Nominations for the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards now Open
Nominations for the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open

Nominations (First Ballot) for the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards is now Open to all MCMA Members

From 12:00 am CST July 1st, 2018 to 11:59 pm CST August 14th, 2019 all eligible MCMA members may nominate TWO AND ONLY TWO contenders in each of the member voted 19 categories. For eligibility and Category descriptions please refer to the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Association Awards MCMA Awards Rules & Regulations.

MCMA Members can place nominations for the first ballot by logging into the MCMA website and clicking the Nominate Now button below


  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Group or Duo of the Year
  • NCI FM Aboriginal Country Music Award
  • Song of the Year (Songwriters)
  • Roots Artist, Duo or Group of the Year
  • Emerging Artist
  • All Star Band of the Year – Guitar
  • All Star Band of the Year – Bass
  • All Star Band of the Year – Drums
  • All Star Band of the Year – Specialty (Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Keys, Steel)
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Single of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Radio Station of the Year
  • Radio On-Air Personality or Team of the Year
  • Festival or Event of the Year
  • Venue of the Year
  • Fans’ Choice

The six (6) Contenders receiving the majority of nominations in each category will appear on the Second (Final) Ballot as nominees, providing they meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the MCMA Awards & Balloting Committee. Second Ballot Contenders are required to be members of the MCMA.

Thank you for exercising your right to vote!
MCMA Board of Directors
August 17, Songwriter's In The Round Opportunity
August 17th Songwriters in the Round

Performance Opportunity! On August 17th, we will be hosting our 2nd MCMA Songwriter's Event of 2019 at Trans Canada Brewing Company. This will be an afternoon event, and will provide an experience opportunity for artists and songwriters of all abilities in a fun and interactive atmosphere to be seen and have their music heard. (Please note that songwriters/performers must perform original songs only.)

The format will be a “Songwriters In The Round” style with each songwriter expected to perform a maximum of two songs on stage with 3-4 other artists. If you are interested in participating or performing at this event, please comment below, send us a message, or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!
Songwriters in the Round April 13 2019
Industry Membership Changes
Beginning March 1, 2019 the Manitoba Country Music Association Industry memberships will move to a paid membership of $25.00 per year. We are and for many years have been the only provincial association to not charge a membership fee. The fee revenue, among other uses, will assist in our annual operating expenses which continue to increase.

MCMA Industry Members are entitled to the following:
• The Opportunity to be nominated for the Annual Awards Show
• Full voting privileges for the Annual Awards Show
• Receive e-updates that provide information on news, events and shows happening around Manitoba
• Submit information to be included in the e-updates that provide information on news, events and shows happening around Manitoba
• Receive the opportunity to have their promotional material included on the MCMA website
• Have the opportunity to post news and events on our MCMA Facebook Group
• Entitled to vote at the Annual AGM
• Performance opportunities at MCMA events

To renew your MCMA Industry Membership CLICK HERE and you will be taken to the payment options page. If you renew before March 1st your Industry Membership will run uninterrupted. If you renew following March 1st your membership will move to Associate (Fan Only) status until payment is received after which you will move back to industry standing. All Industry Memberships run from March 1st of the current year to March 1st of the following year.
Nanci Dagg

Manitoba Country Music Association