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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Events

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2014 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend

The 2014 Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend was held Nov. 7 - 8 & 9 / 2014 @ The Comfort Suites and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Inductee Celebration Show & Dance in South Porcupine Sept 20th

The Great Northern Opry Presented an Inductee Celebration Show & Dance in South Porcupine on Sept 20th in honour of Christine Makuch being inducted into the Great Northern Opry.

Inductee Celebration Show and Dance in Sault Ste. Marie Aug 17

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

Inductee Celebration Show & Dance in Tehkummah July 11th

The Great Northern Opry Presented an Inductee Celebration Show & Dance in Tehkummah on July 11th in honour of Debbie Robinson being inducted into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame.

Inductee Celebration Show and Dance in Smooth Rock Falls June 14

Inductee Celebration show and dance in honour of Sacha-Lee Cadieux being inducted into the Great Northern Opry.

Inductee Celebration Show & Dance in South Porcupine July 26th

The Great Northern Opry Presents an Inductee Celebration Show & Dance in South Porcupine on July 26th in honour of Larry Melanson being inducted into the Great Northern Opry.

Inductee Celebration Show and Dance in Callander Aug 23

Inductee Celebration show and dance in honour of J.R. Aubertin being inducted into the Great Northern Opry.

Inductee Celebration Show and Dance in Sudbury June 29

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

Show and Dance in Sault Ste. Marie May 17

Show and dance at Elks Hall Sault Ste. Marie
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