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  • We're looking for an energetic, organized, and outgoing Volunteer Coordinator and Production Assistant for the summer of 2019. If you have experience with large-scale events, volunteer management, and/or music festivals (paid or unpaid), we'd love to hear from you! These are no longer student-only positions! Click the link for full job descriptions and details: www.dcmf.com/about/employment-opportunities/ Résumés must be received at the festival office by 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 2nd 2019. For any questions about this position or the festival, please phone 867-993-5584 or email info at dcmf.com Please share widely!

  • Things are in full swing behind the scenes here at DCMF HQ, and summer is just around the corner! We're excited to announce that FESTIVAL PASSES ARE ON SALE NOW for the 41st annual Dawson City Music Festival, taking place July 19th - 21st, 2019 in Dawson City, Yukon! 3 days, multiple venues, tonnes of music, friends, and fun. The stuff summer dreams are made of! We can't wait to see you! Photo by Nate Jones.

  • Happy New Year's Eve! We are so thrilled that in just a few days at the beginning of a brand new season, our 2019 Songwriter in Residence Sam I Am Montolla, will arrive in Dawson City! Sam I Am Montolla is a singer, songwriter, and dancer from Montreal, Quebec, whose sound is as diverse as the city she lives in. Sam I Am writes and performs in a range of genres, including RnB, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, and Gospel -  all permeating with African rhythms. Sam I Am is a former member of the notable Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, has performed with the Gospel Trio Revelation III and Black Theatre Workshop’s Youthworks program, and is a frequent collaborator in Montreal, working with many artists from around the city from the likes of Monk-e, Narcy, Waahli, Shash’U, and Jai Nitai Lotus. Sam I Am is also a prolific Hip Hop dancer and Waacker under the alias Princess Shayla and has greatly contributed to the culture in Montreal, New York and Paris. Currently, Sam is an active member of Kalmunity, Canada’s largest and longest running black arts & improv collective. Sam I Am Montolla continues to be a pillar in the movement and her community, staying connected, teaching and working at a youth center that focuses on free youth programming. She is currently working on her new mixtape, to come out early next year. Sam will spend the month of January in the historic Macaulay Residence house writing, researching and creating. Sam plans to connect and share with the community through music and dance. Please give her a warm welcome and stay tuned for workshop details. Save the date for Sam I am Montolla live in concert on Thursday, January 24th, 2019! Instagram: @samiammontolla Music: soundcloud Facebook: SamIAmMontolla Website: samiammontolla.com

  • ATTN MUSICIANS! From September 1st - October 31st, 2018, the Dawson City Music Festival Association will accept submissions for our 2019 Songwriter in Residence Program. The program brings a musician to Dawson City for a month-long, mid-winter stay (January 2019), where the artist receives studio and living space. Previous participants have involved themselves deeply with the local community and have found it to be an enriching, once-in-a-lifetime experience.  A selections committee handpicks the artist. We strive to select a diverse range of artists, from a variety of backgrounds and points of origin, at varying stages of their careers. We tend to choose artists that are well-suited to the dynamic of this particular community.  Click here for more information including submission guidelines and residency details. Due to a high volume of applications only shortlisted artists will be contacted. Friends of DCMF, please share this with your favorite artists!  

  • Time to plan your weekend!! Just 4 more sleeps! So many lovely things coming up from good old-fashioned folk to thunderous rock n' roll and everything in between; from DJ and Hip Hop workshops to old favourites like Songs I wish I wrote; from a pop-up BBQ to an intimate music crawl; and a special tribute to the late and very great Bruce Bergman, the 40th DCMF is not to be missed!   

  • Did you catch today's edition of Airplay on CBC Yukon? Celebration is in the air, and just in time for the height of summer, we've announced 5 exciting acts. Added to the bill is the unmistakable, Polaris Prize-nominated, THUNDEROUS rock band Yamantaka // Sonic Titan; the undeniably powerful Hip-Hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids who proudly hail from the Haisla Nation and craft politically charged, energetic tracks reminiscent of early 90's rap; Indie-rock-and-roll-super-fun-dance-party band Goodnight, Sunrise; DJ, songwriter, producer, activist and community organizer Chippy Nonstop who will be at DCMF to facilitate Intersessions and to hit the decks; and local favourite Jesse Smith, who to the delight of locals and visitors alike, will grace the mainstage this year! Head on over to our lineup page for full details! Be sure to grab your Festival pass or a newly released SINGLE TICKET! Still looking for a place to crash? We've got campsites available too! And don't forget - head to Dawson a day ahead of time to catch the legendary Thursday night concert at the Palace Grand Theatre with Madame Gandhi and The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers & DASH. Many thanks to our funders, partners, sponsors and volunteers, all of whom make the magic happen!   We also wish to acknowledge the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, whose Traditional Territory we gratefully live, work, and organize within. If you are reading this, we encourage you to attend the 2018 Aboriginal Day Celebrations tomorrow (June 21st) at the beautiful Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre! Can't make it? Our friends at CFYT Radio Station will broadcast the events live! Mähsi Cho! #dcmf40 #dcmf2018  

  • On Saturday, June 9th, we're back with TEN YEARS of Cover Me Badd!! The scoop? Ad-hoc bands get together to perform two cover songs of their choice + one "mystery song" that's assigned by KIAC and DCMF staff. Come for the fun, stay for the hilarity! Saturday, June 9th / Doors at 7:00 pm / KIAC Ballroom / PWYC / All-ages! (Bring ID) Always an epic evening, this will be the 10th edition of Cover Me Badd. This annual event is fun, funny, and an important fundraiser for both the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) and Dawson City Music Festival. Come out and enjoy the one-night-only antics! Want to volunteer? Drop us a line at 993-5584 or volunteer@dcmf.com. To sign up a band, email admin@kiac.ca or call 993-5005.    

  • The Dawson City Music Festival Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Production Assistant. This job posting is now extended to Wednesday, May 9th at 5:00 pm.  Please follow the link below for full details including job description, wage, term-length and eligibility requirements. STUDENT JOB: 2018 ANTICIPATORY PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Please submit a résumé and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in the position. Résumés must be received at the festival office by 5:00 pm Wednesday,  May 9th, 2018. Email resume to info@dcmf.com. For any questions about this position or the festival, please phone 867-993-5584 or email info@dcmf.com.  

  • 2018 OVERFLOW CAMPSITES NOW AVAILABLE! 2018 Camping Registration is officially OPEN! Head on over to the overflow camping page for detailed information and to purchase your weekend camping pass! If you prefer to register and purchase in person or by phone, feel free to call us at 867-993-5584 or email at info@dcmf.com Festival passes and Kick-off concert tickets are both available for purchase. Visit the 2018 lineup page and the kick-off concert page for artist details and stay tuned here for more exciting announcements! Working for most of DCMF weekend? Not to worry! You asked, and we listened.  A limited number of SINGLE TICKETS will be available for purchase as of June 1st, 2018. Single tickets are for the Main Stage only, are valid for both day and night sessions, and are $65.00 per ticket. Check back on June 1st to purchase!  

  • The Dawson City Music Festival Association is thrilled to announce the return of the Thursday night kick-off concert at the historic Palace Grand Theatre, with internationally acclaimed artist Madame Gandhi, supported by the award-winning Dakhká Khwáan Dancers & DASH. We are honoured to present this powerful, one-night-only event. You won’t want to miss this show!   TICKETS ON SALE NOW!    [[[artist web, music and video links listed below bio's]]]   MADAME GANDHI Madame Gandhi is the critically acclaimed project of Kiran Gandhi - Los Angeles-based musician, activist, and music industry thinker who grew up in New York City and Bombay, India. Kiran gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon, as well as for her work with Thievery Corporation. Currently, Madame Gandhi DJ’s, drums and produces electronic music that intricately blends elements of rap, trap and pop.   Not only is Madame Gandhi a prolific musician with critical acclaim from outlets like FADER, Paper Mag and Milk, she is an activist and vocal advocate for gender liberation and girls, women’s and LGBTQ2 rights. As an activist, Madame Gandhi uses her voice, music and written work to empower her audiences to be their best and authentic selves. And if we couldn't be any more inspired -Madame Gandhi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Political Science and Women’s Studies from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard University (which she simultaneously pursued while touring with M.I.A.). Combining her passion for mathematics and music, Madame Gandhi served as Interscope Records first ever digital analyst, driving data for artists like Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar. Upon releasing her self-described “elelctrofeminist” solo EP Voices, Madame Gandhi now tours extensively and is working on her next record.   “Her debut EP, Voices, travels the borderlands between electroclash, trap, and downtempo. It delivers its activism in dance