November 10, 2016, Calgary, AB: The scores are in, the counting’s done… WILD 953 and Alberta Music are thrilled to announce the TOP 3 FINALISTS in this inaugural year of Project WILD: Country Artist Development. All are up for the top prize of $100,953. That’s a lot of cash for a young Country Music Artist! Put through their paces at Country Music Biz Bootcamp, along with the rest of the Project WILD Top 12, these artists really learned the ropes. But these three netted the highest scores for everything from a kick-ass live show to a business plan that would make Warren Buffet proud; from chart topping songwriting to four career boosting challenges, all capped off with public online voting.
The Top 3 finalists will burn the house to the ground at Flames Central in Calgary, on Saturday, November 26th, and at the end of the night we will reveal who will walk away with the first, second and third prizes.
In no particular order, the Top 3 finaists for 2016 Project WILD: Country are:
THE DUNGAREES (Edmonton)
KEN STEAD (Edmonton)
$100,953.00 will go towards the career of the winning band or artist. Second and third place receive $75,000 and $50,000 respectively; a sizeable boost to the careers of all three recipients. Funds will be administered through Alberta Music.
Tickets are on sale NOW for $9.53 plus fees at ProjectWILDCountry.com, or $15 at the door, with all proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund. The Project: WILD Finale show is brought to you by New Amsterdam Vodka.
Project WILD, WILD 953 and Alberta Music wish to acknowledge the tremendous effort put forth by all Top 12 finalists over the past few months. A huge congratulations also goes out to Amy Metcalfe (Red Deer), Domino (Stettler), Jamie Woodfin (Ponoka), Shantelle Davidson (Ft. McMurray), Brad Saunders (Calgary), Dani Lynn(Olds), Cole Bradley (Calgary), Midnight Lights (Peace River), and Trevor Panczak (Magrath).
Project WILD Finale
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Flames Central 219-8 Ave SW, Calgary AB
Doors 7:30PM | Show 8:30PM
Tickets on sale November 10 @ 12:00pm MT
Advance tickets $9.53 plus fees at ProjectWILDCountry.com, or $15 at the door
All proceeds go to the Unison Benevolent Fund
Project WILD: Country Artist Development is designed to develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming country artists. It also hopes to foster the Alberta music industry and create a sense of community amongst artists and music professionals. Top Prizes this year for the Alberta Project include a $100,953 top prize, $75,000 second prize, $50,000 third prize, as well as a $5,000 Development award given to each Top 12 band to help them with their career development.
Interview requests or media inquiries may be directed to Joelle May, ModMay Promotions.