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2017 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend

Posted by admin on August 31, 2017

The 2017 Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Weekend is being held on the Weekend of Friday November 3rd, to Sunday November 5th at the Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre  in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.  We will host people from all over Northern Ontario and beyond.  

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 3, beginning at 9 pm, featuring Back in Tyme from North Bay, along with special guests.  Also scheduled to play during the evening will be special guest Harold MacIntyre, showcasing the music of award winning musician Larry Coad from Espanola.

Two events are being held on Saturday evening, Nov 4, running back to back. 

The first will be  "The 2017 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Show", beginning at 6 pm.  Music for the show will be provided by White Stallion and Friends, who also accompanied music performed by nine inductees into the Great Northern Opry and one inductee into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame.  The award show is expected to sell out again so get your tickets early.

The nine Inductees into The Great Northern Opry this year are:

  • Stan Wilkolaski - North Bay, Nipissing District
  • Denis Charette -  Iroquois Falls, Cochrane District
  • Don Guillemette - North Bay, Nipissing District
  • Leo Bujold - Timmins, Cochrane District
  • George Sherrard - Goulais River, Algoma District
  • Bob McDonald - Goulais River, Algoma District
  • Patty Dunlop - Blind River, Algoma District
  • Ken Stafford - Goulais River, Algoma District
  • Loma Lyns - Sudbury, Sudbury District

The 2017 Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee will be Eugene Manitowabi from Manitoulin Island.

The second show of Saturday evening will be another "Great Northern Opry Show and Dance", featuring Yvan Nadeau and The Bandidos from Timmins, Ontario with special guests.  The show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm.

The weekend wind up with "Scott Infanti's Great Northern Opry Annual Country Gospel Show" on Sunday morning, from 10:00 am until Noon.  This show will feature Scott Infanti, Bill Webb and Bryan Premeau.  Special guests will also include Larry Cote, Rob Wagner, Valerie Powley, and Debbie Robinson. 


The weekend ticket package is available for $70 by calling Dave @ 705-257-9650.  We also have bus tours leaving from various locations in Northern Ontario:

  • Cochrane/Temiskaming District - Call Linda or Yvan @ 705-268-8973
  • Nipissing/Parry Sound District - Call Cheryl or Frank @ 705-752-4054
  • Sudbury - Call Kevin @ 705-690-8124
  • Manitoulin Island - Call Beth or Glen @ 705-377-4643
  • Elliot Lake/Blind River to Echo Bay - Call Mark @ 705-849-3893 or Tammy @ 705-849-7721.  

2017 marks the 28th year of the Northern Ontario Country Music Association.


Visit our photo and video galleries to see pictures from previous Weekend events.


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