Front Stage Contest

Sydney Credit Union Makin’ Waves Music Festival announces CBMIC Front Stage contest


Sydney, Nova Scotia – When the Sydney Credit Union Makin’ Waves Music Festival closes on August 2nd, the concerts will have presented 15 performers over the five weekly concerts taking place at Sydney’s Wentworth Park. In addition to the previously announced shows featuring Ria Mae, Pretty Archie, Hillsburn, and others, the Festival today announced the launch of the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) Front Stage Contest.

The CBMIC Front Stage Contest will take entries from Cape Breton songwriters under the age of 25 who hope to win a chance to open the shows at the Sydney Credit Union Makin’ Waves Music Festival. Individuals and groups are encouraged to enter their original songs for consideration for the showcasing opportunity as well as artist development programs currently in development. In 2017, four artists were selected to perform: hip hop artists Mitchell Bailey and Shift from tha 902, and singer-songwriters Bailey Shibinette and Jordan Francis. Entries are now being taken at

Sydney Credit Union Makin’ Waves Music Festival is a free weekly concert series taking place at Sydney’s Wentworth Park from July 5th through August 2nd. The festival is presented by CBRM Recreation and CBMIC, with support from Sydney Credit Union, 101.9 The Giant, Marine Atlantic, Marco Hearing Health Centre, Atlantic Lottery, and Sound Source Pro Audio. Supporting performances are presented by FACTOR, with support from Canada’s private radio broadcasters. The Festival acknowledges the support of the Nova Scotia government through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

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