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The Peak Performance Project 2009

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 — 9:00am PDT
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peakperformanceThe Peak Performance Project, also known as the biggest music grant program in Canadian History, wraps up its first year with a final showcase downtown tonight.

Created by 100.5 The Peak and Music BC, this is a $5.29 million program that will run each year (for the next seven years) aiming to develop and boost musical talents from around BC. After the deadline closes each year on May 15th, finalists will receive a training program that will include learning about the music business, live performances, songwriting, marketing and promotion. This will be overseen by some of BC’s top professionals and performers.

From the twenty finalists each year, who will all get the chance to perform live in a Peak Performance Project showcase throughout the year, there will be three winners. First place receives $150,000; second place receives $75,000; and third place receives $50,000.

Finalists for 2009:

Artist – Hometown
Adaline – Vancouver
Adrian Glynn – Vancouver
Alexandria Maillot – Courtenay
Ben Sigston – Vancouver
Bend Sinister – Vancouver
Bodhi Jones – Vancouver
Danny Echo – Burnaby
Familia – Maple Ridge
Freeflow – Vancouver
Garrett Kato – Port Coquitlam
Kuba Oms – Victoria
Run The Red Light – Vancouver
Sweetheart – Vancouver
TÉA – Vancouver
The Left – Langley
The Painted Birds – Vancouver
TV Heart Attack – Vancouver
Wassabi Collective – Nelson
We Are The City – Kelowna

Throughout the year you can follow along with the bootcampers / finalists online and on Twitter (use the search tag: #peak_bootcamp) or by reading their blogs which are setup through the PPP website. The three winners from this group are selected by popular vote so it’s up to the public to pay attention to the top twenty and vote for their favourites online (you can view all the fine print here).

The live performances (which you can only “win your way in” through The Peak) are also listed online, with the final showcase being tonight at The Cellar. Tonight’s lineup is: Bodhi Jones, Adrian Glynn, The Left, and Bend Sinister.


Thanks to finalists Bend Sinister, I have two tickets for tonight’s exclusive final showcase concert. To win, please leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner by 2:00pm today.

Update: Thanks to everyone for entering this quick contest, I just drew Christine as the winner.

Current contests on


  1. Mola says:

    First blog commnet Ive left via iPhone.

  2. Christine says:

    Oh, this is the last showcase, and I want to attend, but have had NO luck winning Tix! I’m sure it will be wonderful whether I’m there or not, but I sure would love to be cheering in the croud ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Wendy says:

    Love the Peak Performance Project and The Cellar…it’s a fit!

  4. Sharylin says:

    What a great project, we’d love to be there to support the performers in tonight’s final showcase!

  5. Olivia says:

    Loving what the PPP is doing. Gotta keep up with all this talent Vancouver has!

  6. heather joy says:

    Love supporting the local talent!

  7. Sean says:

    There are a lot of great bands involved in this Peak contest.

  8. simon says:

    Wow. Are you kidding? What a great opportunity for local musicians. And to inspire people like me to practice more. I would love to see the finalists tonight. Good to know there are programs like this still around for the arts.

  9. simon says:

    Congrats Christine. I think it was the smiley face that did it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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