CELEBRATING 40 YEARS!
JULY 20-22, 2018
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  • 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

  • We had a wonderful chat yesterday with Dave White at CBC Yukon, and today's the day we start to share our plans online! We've been quietly working away in our little log cabin office all year, and even though it's still a bit chilly, the sun is back and we're feeling the buzz! We've got an exciting mix of alumni and newcomers on the bill, including Elliott Brood, Old Man Luedecke, Les Deuxluxes, Snowblink, Skye Wallace, Blue Moon Marquee, Dena Zagi, Wares, Mayhemingways and Driftwood Holly - with more to come in the next couple of weeks. Along with additional artists, you can expect announcements on special 40th-anniversary events and activities. We can't wait!! There's so much fantastic music coming our way, and you can scope it all out here. Gather your friends, grab your Festival pass,  and come on home to the 40th-annual Dawson City Music Festival, taking place July 20th - 22nd, 2018!  Many thanks to our funders Government of Canada, Government of Yukon, City of Dawson, Klondike Visitors Association, SOCAN Foundation; to our sponsors  Grenon Enterprises, Air North, Goldcorp, Baked Cafe, and Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters; and to our Proud Partners Parks Canada Yukon (Klondike National Historic Sites), Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture.  We also wish to thank Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation, whose Traditional Territory we gratefully live, work, and organize within, and the amazing team of volunteers who help make the magic happen!  #dcmf40 #dcmf2018

  • The Dawson City Music Festival Association is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Production Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. Positions are anticipatory and contingent on funding. Please follow the links below for full details including job descriptions, wages, term-lengths and eligibility requirements. STUDENT JOB: 2018 ANTICIPATORY PRODUCTION ASSISTANT STUDENT OR YOUTH JOB: 2018 ANTICIPATORY VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 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 Friday,  April 20th, 2018. Email resume in PDF format to: info@dcmf.com. For any questions about this position or the festival, please phone 867-993-5584 or email info@dcmf.com. Yukon Girls Rock Camp is seeking qualified applicants for the Camp Coordinator position and a number of Camp Counselor roles. Positions are contingent on funding. Please click here for more details including job descriptions, wages, term-lengths and eligibility requirements.  

  • DCMF is excited to invite you to participate in the RPM challenge in partnership with KIAC, North Klondyke Highway Music Society and this year, our dear friends at Music Yukon have joined the circus! So what is RPM anyway? It stands for Record Per Month. It’s a 28-day endeavour to write and record an album of 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material during February, just because you can. It’s a creative challenge for people of all skill levels. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time picking up an instrument or if you’re an established musician - it’s for you!  Sound scary? We promise it’s not, though you’ll probably learn a lot about yourself and climb some pretty cool mountains in the process. The RPM Challenge is about creativity, pushing yourself even when you feel stuck, and MAKING something. It’s not about the “end product” (but to complete the challenge, you must complete and submit the album by March 1st) and it’s certainly not meant to be perfect though we have to say, some of our favourite records ever are RPM albums. Participants can look forward to local events, but can also hang out online with RPMers from across the territory (and globe!) by joining the online conversation to participate in discussion groups, trade ideas, blog, add photos, and send messages to fellow RPMers during the challenge. Music-makers are searchable by location, so users can see who is already participating in their area, or be the first to sign up. In Dawson you can look forward to weekly meetups and open jam sessions; a Songwriter's Circle with Skye Wallace, Jim Bryson and Rob Dickson; We Rock! DC - a rock camp for adults brought to you by Yukon Girls Rock Camp!; admission to a NKHMS house show (hello opportunity to get inspired!); and

  • Mark it on your calendar! Dawson City Music Festival's Annual General Meeting is coming up on January 18th, and we would love to see you there! Want to get involved? There are plenty of ways! We are seeking new Board Members and members for several new committees, such as Marketing, Fundraising and Sponsorship, Girls Rock Camp, Building/Assets and more! Joining a committee is a great way for folks with less available time to help usher the Festival and organization into 2018 and beyond. Of course, we are always looking for volunteers for both the Festival and year-round activities.  Stop by the AGM for more details or if you have questions, email info@dcmf.com The AGM will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 5:30 PM at Yukon College, Dawson Campus. See you there!