WELCOME TO THE NORTHERN ONTARIO COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION WEBSITE!

WE ARE NORTHERN ONTARIO'S ORIGINAL COUNTRY CLUB

The Northern Ontario Country Music Association (NOCMA) is based in Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie and encompasses the area from White River/Wawa in the west, east to the Quebec Border (Mattawa), Parry Sound to the south, and up to Moosonee- James Bay in the north.   The NOCMA operates "The Great Northern Opry", “The Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame”, “NOCMA Records Label”, and organizes “The Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend.”  Learn about our History

 

District Representatives

Along with Dave Patterson, the president of our organization, we have a team of volunteers that handle activities in a number of individual districts.   Use our contact page to e-mail us with a general enquiry, or contact one of our district reps listed below by clicking on the links...

Cochrane & Temiskaming District:  Yvan and Linda Nadeau

Nipissing & Parry Sound District: Frank and Cheryl Robbins

Manitoulin: Ben & Crystal Lentir

Sudbury: Kevin & Joanne Russell

Algoma (Sault Ste. Marie): Rob and Allison Wagner

 

Learn About our Shows

We hold a number of celebrations each year, to honour upcoming inductees.  During the first weekend in November each year, we also hold the Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend.  Learn about our shows and events by visiting our News Page.  

 

We Need a Home and Your Support:

The Personal financial investment that has been made in The Northern Ontario Country Music Association and its projects over the last 25 years should indicate to anyone that this organization will be around for many years to come, but we need your support!  Northern Ontario has a wealth of country music talent that has yet to be recognized. Recognition of these musicians is the primary goal of the NOCMA.  You can show your support quite simply by attending local events across Northern Ontario.  If you are a lover of Country Music you’ll love the NOCMA shows and awards ceremonies, there is no doubt about it! 

As of April 2012, the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame displays were in storage.  In 2015 we purchased a cargo trailer to make the NOCMA displays mobile.  This trailer allows us to set up the displays at events.  We are still looking for a more permanent home for these displays.

The NOCMA has ongoing shows through the year in various locations in Northern Ontario.  A schedule of upcoming events can be found on this page to the right or in our News section.  Interested persons can also sign up on this website to become “members” of the Association.  There is no cost and you do not need to be a musician to join.  Members will receive occasional newsletters and notices from the Association by e-mail.

Feel Free to contact any of our district reps listed above if you would like to get involved.

TO GROW AND CREATE A POSITIVE FUTURE, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.  Whether you are a musician or not, Sign up to be a member now, it's free.  Please use our contact form if you wish to become more involved.

 

Are You a Country Musician?

Be sure to register as a member of our organization, it's free.  We have ongoing shows through the year in various locations.  Please take a look at our news and events page for more information on upcoming shows.  Contact Us if you are interested in being a Guest on a Great Northern Opry Show & Dance coming to a Northern Ontario town near you.

Want to Learn More About Us?

Visit our History Page, or send us a question using our contact form.

 

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News & Upcoming
Events

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Inductee Celebration in Honour of Mike Joseph in South Porcupine Saturday May 26, 2018

Inductee Celebration show and dance in honour of Mike Joseph being inducted into the Great Northern Opry.

Inductee Celebration Honouring Yvan Nadeau in South Porcupine Saturday April 28, 2018

Inductee Celebration show honouring Yvan Nadeau being inducted into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame.

Inductee Celebration Honouring Frank Robbins in Callander Saturday April 14, 2018

Inductee Celebration in honour of Frank Robbins being inducted into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame.

Inductee Celebration in Honour of Vern Cheechoo in South Porcupine Saturday March 31, 2018

Inductee Celebration show and dance in honour of Vern Cheechoo being inducted into the Great Northern Opry.

Glen McDougall

One of our Hall of Fame Inductees has passed away.

2017 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend

The 2017 Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend is being held Nov. 3 4 & 5 / 2017 @ The Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Bryan Skagen

One of our Great Northern Opry Inductees has passed away.

Joseph Edward Knight

One of our Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees has passed away.

Albert 'Hardy' Peltier

One of our Great Northern Opry Inductees has passed away.
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