Annual industry conference and showcase festival packs Calgary clubs
CALGARY — A large chunk of the Canadian music industry — with international guests — descended on Calgary recently for the 20th annual Breakout West, featuring daytime conferencing, nighttime showcases and nonstop schmoozing. Music highlights included bilingual rap and a time-travelling country crooner.
The conference began Wed., Sept. 28 while showcases ran from Thurs., Sept. 29 through Sat., Oct. 1. The festival kicked off with shows downtown and in Inglewood while the weekend shows were concentrated in the city centre.
Here are some of our favourite acts at BWO: