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The Nominees!

The 2019 Saskatchewan Music Awards: Nominee Announcement

(REGINA) November 13, 2019

SaskMusic today announced the nominees of the 2019 Saskatchewan Music Awards with an event held at The Artesian in Regina. The awards are intended to honour excellence, and celebrate the achievements of our Saskatchewan music industry members over the past year. The awards event will take place on Thursday, November 28/2019 at The Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, in conjunction with the Very Prairie Music Summit (November 29-December 1/2019) in Saskatoon.


Tickets for the Awards are on sale now, for an advance price of $20 plus service fees. Performers for the evening include respectfulchild, Yellowsky, 3 Moonjask, and Jay & Jo, with more to be announced. (Ticket link: An official after party will follow at Amigos Cantina. Registration for Very Prairie is also open now, with discounts for youth, student, and bands.


SaskMusic would like to thank our major sponsors: Creative Saskatchewan, FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), and the Government of Saskatchewan for their support.

2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Nominees


Alternative Artist of the Year

Bears in Hazenmore

Close Talker





Country Artist of the Year

Amy Nelson

Chris Henderson

Hunter Brothers 

Justin LaBrash

Tenille Arts 


Electronic Artist of the Year

Carson Shmyr

Duchess of Dub

Patrick Moon Bird




Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year

Del Suelo

Jesse Brown

Patient Hands 

Singing With Sylvia (Sylvia Chave)

Wolf Willow


Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Alex Bent + the Emptiness

Eekwol and T-Rhyme


Samurai Champs 



Metal/Loud Artist of the Year

Arcana Kings

Blue Youth

Man Meat

Shooting Guns

The Jump Off

Untimely Demise 

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year



Close Talker




Roots/Folk Artist of the Year

Belle Plaine

Gunner & Smith 

Kacy and Clayton

Poor Nameless Boy

The Dead South

Twin Fiddles


Indigenous Artist of the Year

Conrad Bigknife

Donny Parenteau

Duchess of Dub

Eekwol and T-Rhyme 

Patrick Moon Bird

Music Video of the Year

Amy Mantyka, Play Creative Media for "El Fin Del Mundo ft. Ramon Fernandez," Def3 & Late Night Radio

Crushed Rockets (Sherona Sinclair, Director/Editor; Aaron Sinclair, Producer) for "Seeker," Megan Nash

Dustin Wilson and Zach Wilson, Two Brothers Films for "Diamond Ring," The Dead South

Dylan Hryciuk, Versa Films for "Petite Fleur,” Ponteix

Dylan Hryciuk, Versa Films for "Faux Pas,” Ponteix


Industry Achievement Award

Eliza Doyle

Grind Central Records

Jay Semko

Susan Busse

The Broadway Theatre 

Trifecta Sound Co


Producer of the Year

Bart McKay

Brad Prosko

Close Talker

Mario Lepage

SJ Kardash


Venue of the Year

Blenders Events

Happy Nun

TD Mainstage – Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

The Broadway Theatre 

The Exchange



  • Single of the Year nominees will be announced at the awards show. This is a data-driven category which is not genre-specific.

  • The Breaking Borders Award, presented by the Derek Bachman Foundation, will be announced at the awards show. There are no nominees presented for this category.

  • The longlist for Best Saskatchewan Albums of the Year will be announced at the awards show, with public voting for the Top Ten to commence the following day.

For more information please contact Michael Dawson, Executive Director, SaskMusic; or 1-800-347-0676.

SaskMusic is a non-profit association that stimulates growth and development in the commercial music industry of Saskatchewan through leadership, promotion, training, advocacy and partnership. We offer programming including artist consultations, workshops, marketing, artist listings, export assistance, networking opportunities and much more. We represent the four components of our industry: creative, interpretive, technical and administrative. Our artists and music professionals hail from across our province, and work in pretty much every genre you can imagine. We are a source of information and resources for both the public, and the music industry. Please visit for more information.

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