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"The show in Barrie was fabulous. Everything about the event was great- it started on time, actually even had a pre show performance, the music was non stop, had a well-timed intermission, incredible energy throughout, wide variety of music and the performers were so talented."

"I was amazed watching the performers alternate seamlessly from one instrument to another and from leads to background vocals."

"Thanks for bringing this show to town! I am confident it created a memorable summer night for all the individuals and families in attendance."

"The Emerging Artist Program gives aspiring artists the opportunity to learn from and connect with real industry professionals. While part of the program, artists belong to a community where everyone is committed to finding success in the music industry. And the inspiration, collaboration, and friendship that comes with that is invaluable!"

Host Community Benefits

The Emerging Artist Showcase is provided to the residents and tourists in the host community at no charge to the audience at the point of delivery. This is made possible by a substantial financial investment from the Government of Canada which pays for the artistic fees for both the rehearsal period and each community performance along the tour.


Performers are available in the afternoon for media interviews and any public speaking engagements that may be desired. Media assets - such as photo and video - from the performance are also available for the Host community to use in marketing and publications for their community needs.

The host community is only responsible for the cost of our production/technical requirements for the presentation at your facility. We even pay for the SOCAN licensing for the performance!


Each season, audiences look forward to enjoying this showcase with original Canadian works, presented alongside familiar crowd favourites, in a memorable and highly-professional presentation.

Benefits for Youth Participants

The Showcase Tour provides each of the youth in the cast and crew with valuable professional touring experience, preparing them for their careers in a way that can only be achieved through experiential learning.

Each of the new Canadian works presented have been composed by members of the cast, and the tour provides a high-value premiere of their work, high-quality media assets for future promotion, as well as SOCAN royalties generated.

The casting and rehearsal process for the Showcase mirrors most professional productions. Youth learn to meet time-sensitive expectations and elevate their abilities to meet the challenge.

The Emerging Artist Showcase is the season finale for the exceptional youth artists in the summer intensive programs at The Co-op. The cast have been working full time to master their craft and put into practice the high level of professional development the program affords; including workshops with leading Canadian music industry experts.

Our cast and crew represent many equity-seeking youth in Canada, including the LGBTQ2+ community; people with disabilities; and neurodivergent, visible minority and indigenous youth.

The Emerging Artist Showcase is a 3.5 hour production featuring a crowd-pleasing mix of favourite hits and new Canadian works, brilliantly produced and bundled into a SOCAN-licensed, high-level production which has amazed and entertained audiences since 2018.

The Emerging Artist Showcase Tour

Coming to a stage near you this summer!

To book the a tour stop for the Emerging Artist Showcase Tour, please contact Eleanor Herschorn via email

What do others think of the Emerging Artist Showcase?

Are you looking for cost-effective, family-friendly entertainment for your community this season?

Does your community have a desire to support and uplift equity-seeking youth in the Arts and Culture sector?

Would you like to make your community's established budget go a lot further this year?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then take a minute to watch the video below!

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