The BreakOut West Showcase Festival features a multi-genre line-up of over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout the host city. 2018 the showcase festival will start with a Kick-off Concert. See the line up for 2018 here. BreakOut West features some of the best, untapped talent in Western Canada. Support local - discover the next big thing!
You can pick up your wristband in Kelowna prior to BOW at the Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre, 238 Queensway Avenue or at Milkcrate Records, 527 Lawrence Ave.
BreakOut West is an annual gathering to celebrate, develop, and support the best of western Canadian music, taking place. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers of national and international scope, and BreakOut West is an integral component of this development. Through the annual conference and festival, industry from around the world and western Canadian artists are given the opportunity to discover, educate, network and grow. The event consists of the BreakOut West Festival; showcasing the talent contained in the "left half" of Canada, and delivering Western Canadian Music Awards to honoured nominees, and the Conference itself with educational panels, networking events, and so much more.