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2018 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend

Posted by admin on August 8, 2018

The 2018 Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend is being held on the Weekend of Friday November 2nd, to Sunday November 4th at the Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre  in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.  We will host people from all over Northern Ontario and beyond.  

All weekend events are to be held at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre on Great Northern Rd.

The weekend will kick off with a "Great Northern Opry Show and Dance" on Friday November 2, beginning at 9 pm, featuring Yvan Nadeau and the Bandidos along with special guests from Timmins.  

Two events are being held on Saturday evening, Nov 3, running back to back. 

The first will be  "The 2018 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Show", beginning at 6 pm.  Music for the show will be provided by White Stallion and Friends, who will also accompany music performed by seven inductees into the Great Northern Opry and three inductees into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame.  The award show is expected to sell out again so get your tickets early.

The seven Inductees into The Great Northern Opry this year are:

  • Vern Cheechoo - Cochrane District
  • Mike Joseph -  Cochrane District
  • Don Gibbings - Nipissing District
  • Earl Bell - Algoma District
  • Cheryl Robbins - Nipissing District
  • Marc Serre - Sudbury District
  • Darrin Johnson - Inductee at Large

The 2018 Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees will be:

  • Yvan Nadeau from the Cochrane District,
  • Frank Robbins from the Nipissing District, and
  • Jeff Pyette from the Manitoulin District

The second show of Saturday evening will be another "Great Northern Opry Show and Dance", featuring Back In Tyme from North Bay, Ontario with special guests from North Bay.  The show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm.

The weekend wind up with "Scott Infanti's Great Northern Opry Annual Country Gospel Show" on Sunday morning November 4, from 10:00 am until Noon.  This show will feature Scott Infanti, Robbie Shawana, DEbbie Rivard, Patty Dunlop, Lyn Mazanello, Don Discher & Harley Renaud. 

Our MC for the weekend will be Allan Mooney.


The weekend ticket package is available for $75 by calling Dave @ 705-257-9650, or Tammy @ 705-849-7721 (Algoma District - Echo Bay to Elliot Lake).  We also have bus tours leaving from various locations in Northern Ontario.  Our bus tours include 2 nights accommodation, tickets for all shows, and supper on Saturday evening:

  • Cochrane/Temiskaming District - Call Linda or Yvan @ 705-268-8973
  • Nipissing/Parry Sound District - Call Cheryl or Frank @ 705-752-4054
  • Sudbury - Call Kevin or Joanne @ 705-690-8124
  • Manitoulin Island - Call Ben @ 705-210-0807
  • Penetanguishene - Call Jules @ 705-549-8739.  

2018 marks the 29th year of the Northern Ontario Country Music Association.  The Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend is Northern Ontario's Oldest Country Music Event.  The Northern Ontario Country Music Association works to promote and recognize Northern Ontario Country Music Talent.


Visit our photo and video galleries to see pictures from previous Weekend events.


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