B.C. backs Victoria bid for major music event

BreakOut West, an annual musical showcase, could come to Victoria next year

The B.C. government will give $50,000 to support the Capital

Region Music Awards Society’s bid to bring BreakOut West, an annual musical showcase, to Victoria next year.

Combining a music industry conference, a popular music festival and a prestigious awards show into a four-day event, BreakOut West helps Western Canadian musicians showcase their work and build new business connections.

Participants engage in a conference, network with music

business contacts and demonstrate their talent at  performances.

BreakOut West features a variety of music genres.

The bid to bring the 13th annual BreakOut West to Victoria in 2015, organized by Capital Region Music Awards Society, has support from the City of Victoria and the Capital Regional District.