2019 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend
The 2019 Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend was held on the Weekend of Friday November 1st, to Sunday November 3rd at the Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. We hosted people from all over Northern Ontario and beyond. We had a near sell out crowd for the Awards Show on Saturday evening, with approximately 450 people in attendance.
All weekend events were held at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre on Great Northern Rd.
The weekend kicked 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 were held on Saturday evening, Nov 2, running back to back.
The first was "The 2019 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Show", beginning at 7 pm. Music for the show was provided by White Stallion and Friends, who accompanied 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 were:
- Sandra Glabb - Mattawa - Nipissing District
- Ron Caron - Timmins - Cochrane District
- Chantal Bellemare - Timmins - Cochrane District
- Jason Lamoureux - North Bay - 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 - Sault Ste. Marie - Algoma Disctirct
- Don Discher - Sault Ste. Marie - Algoma District
The second show of Saturday evening was another "Great Northern Opry Show and Dance", featuring Larry Cote and ACR from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with special guests running from 10 pm until 1 am.
The weekend wound 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 featured Scott Infanti, with special guests Kevin Russell, Ben Lentir, and from Nashville Henry Particelli.
Our MC for the weekend was Allan Mooney.
THE NOCMA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS WEEKEND IS NORTHERN ONTARIO'S OLDEST ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC EVENT! 2019 marked 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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