Part of the excitement around The Midwest CMA is all the incredible events we have to support artists, connect members of the music community, and drive that creative spirit that lives in our members. Here is quick look at some of the major events:
The Midwest CMA Awards Show and Annual Meeting is a 2 day event is that honors the award winners as well as providing education, networking and inspirational opportunities. Connect with other artists, business members as well as experts all their to support your journey and continue to grow the organization. The event takes place at The Medina on February 16 & 17th 2019
Midwest CMA Mix-Up an artist and crowd favorite! 2018 60 artist/musicians registered, 8 unique bands were formed at random. With one month to practice, each band was given guidelines for a 3 song set and brought their A-Game! They all competed for prize money, but everyone felt like a winner with the great crowd response. Incredible way to stretch your skills, connect with new artists and introduce your self to a new audience.
Songwriter Showcases We have partnered with venues across the Twin Cities to do monthly showcases where Midwest CMA artists can preform their original songs. Using a traditional Nashville format, we have one host artist and 3-4 guest. All Midwest CMA member artist are paid.
The Backyard Mixers - Good ol' Fashioned get togethers with nothing more than a backyard and great music! Bring your instrument or just come enjoy the tunes. Food, Beer and great times when the tunes start. Dates vary so check out the events calendar for upcoming dates.
Songwriter Forum featuring SongTown- We are excited about our partnership with SongTown and have created a two day event focused on songwriting and the skills, connections and education it takes to bring your songs to the next level. November 3 & 4th Must pre-register. It is free for Members and $30 for non-members. There will be discounted SongTown Memberships available for Midwest CMA members.
Midwest Country Nights Along with our Partners Jack Daniels Honey, we have great events with venues across the Twin Cities for 2 bands to perform acoustic sets.