The Peak Performance Project 2009

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

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  1. MolaThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 9:44am PST

    First blog commnet Ive left via iPhone.

  2. ChristineThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 9:52am PST

    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 😀

  3. WendyThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 10:10am PST

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

  4. SharylinThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 10:21am PST

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

  5. OliviaThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 10:44am PST

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

  6. heather joyThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 11:59am PST

    Love supporting the local talent!

  7. SeanThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 1:08pm PST

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

  8. simonThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 1:15pm PST

    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. simonThursday, November 12th, 2009 — 5:28pm PST

    Congrats Christine. I think it was the smiley face that did it! 🙂

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