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2019 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend

Posted by admin on September 17, 2019

The 2019 Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend will be held on the Weekend of Friday November 1st, to Sunday November 3rd at the Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre  in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.  We will host people from all over Northern Ontario and beyond.  Once again we expect a sold out Awards Show on Saturday evening, with over 500 people anticipated in attendance.  

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 1, featuring the Don Gibbings Band from North Bay and friends.  

Two events will be held on Saturday evening, Nov 2, running back to back. 

The first will be  "The 2019 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Show", beginning at 7 pm.  Music for the show will be provided by White Stallion and Friends, who will accompany music performed by seven inductees into the Great Northern Opry and two inductees into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame.  

The seven Inductees into The Great Northern Opry this year will be:

  • Sandra Glab - Nipissing District
  • Ron Caron - Cochrane District
  • Chantal Bellemare - Cochrane District
  • Jason Lamoureux - Nipissing District
  • Larry Karn - Manitoulin District
  • Guy Moncion - Sudbury District
  • Bob Tosato - Sudbury Disctrict

The 2019 Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees are:

  • Larry Cote - Algoma Disctirct
  • Don Discher - Algoma District

The second show of Saturday evening will be another "Great Northern Opry Show and Dance", featuring Larry Cote and ACR from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with special guests and will run from 10 pm until 1 am.

The weekend will wind up with "Scott Infanti's Great Northern Opry Annual Country Gospel Show" on Sunday morning November 3, from 10:00 am until Noon.  This show features Scott Infanti, with special guests Kevin Russell, Ben Lentir, and from Nashville Henry Particelli.  (Note: Jimmy Bouchard was originally scheduled to entertain during this show but had to cancel due to other personal commitments.  Ben Lentir from Manitoulin Island has kindly offered to take Jimmy's place on stage.)

Our MC for the weekend Allan Mooney.

Weekend ticket, bus and accommodation packages are available from various North Eastern Ontario communities.   For info contact Linda or Yvan at 705-268-8973 for the Cochrane/Temiskaming District; Cheryl or Frank at 705-752-4054 for the Nipissing/Parry Sound District; Kevin or Joanne at 705-690-8124 for the Sudbury District; Ben at 705-210-0807 for the Manitoulin District; or Jules at 705-549-8739 for the Penetanguishene District. 

For weekend ticket packages only, call Dave at 705-257-9650.  Weekend ticket packages for all shows are $75. 

THE NOCMA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS WEEKEND IS NORTHERN ONTARIO'S OLDEST ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC EVENT!  2019 marks the 30th year of the Northern Ontario Country Music Association.  The Northern Ontario Country Music Association works to promote and recognize Northern Ontario Country Music Talent.


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