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Academy Of Country Music Awards, Canadian Music Week Postponed

The Academy Of Country Music Awards and Canadian Music Week join the growing list of conferences and events postponed because of the coronavirus.

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Canadian Music Week (CMW) has been postponed due to concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement sent to media Sunday (March 15), CMW president Neill Dixon said: “Due to the continuing spread of the novel COVID-19 virus we believe it is our social responsibility to postpone the upcoming Canadian Music Week 2020 Conference and Expo.

“In light of the recent growing number of event cancellations, Public Health Canada statements, and various provincial gathering bans, we concluded this was the right decision. The health and safety of our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, visitors, and staff is our number one priority,” he added.

CMW was originally slated to take place May 19-23 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. It will now take place September 8-13 at the same venue.

The new schedule of events is as follows:

  • Monday Sept 7th
  • Labour Day Holiday
  • Tuesday Sept 8th
  • Load-in and travel day
  • Wednesday Sept 9th
  • Day 1 – Music Conference
  • Radio Conference + Radio and Audio Awards Luncheon
  • Thursday Sept 10th
  • Day 2 – Music Conference
  • Radio Conference and Music and Broadcast Awards Gala
  • Friday Sept 11th
  • Day 3 – Music Conference
  • Music Festival
  • September 8th – 13th

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards have been postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Originally scheduled to air live on CBS on Sunday, April 5 from Las Vegas, the awards ceremony has been rescheduled to air on the network in September, at a date, time and venue to be determined.

In a statement issued Sunday (March 15), Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said: “The ACM Awards® is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community. This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely.”

Refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for the ACM Awards and ACM Party for a Cause events, including ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and ACM Beach Bash. More information about how to obtain a refund will be made available via the ACM website soon.

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