There seems no shortage of adjectives to describe a Shane Koyczan show. Moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, or inspirational. Take your pick. Here is a writer that takes you on a tour of your own feelings in a way that leaves you grasping for your own heart just to make sure it’s still in your chest.His work has become a staple in schools for both its impact and reach. Shane curates a kind of art gallery that displays sculptures of the human experience each time he speaks. Lauded for his sold out live performances Koyczan has carved out his own artistic path and taken his work beyond the conventional.
Volunteer for BreakOut West 2023
Be a part of the BreakOut West action! Are you interested in volunteering with us in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 11 – 15?
Available volunteer roles:
- Doors & Merchandise
- Room Attendant
- Set Up & Tear Down
- Stagehand Runner
- Event Venue Manager
SOCAN Song HouseApplications Now Open
SOCAN Song House at BreakOut West is back! This year’s Song House will be hosted by Canadian songwriter, Mike Sonier.Twelve songwriters will be selected to participate in this 2-day interactive songwriting workshop. Participants from Western Canada will be selected to participate based on their songwriting skill and will gain valuable insight into the craft of writing a hit song. This initiative aligns with SOCAN’s Creative strategy to help members with craft development opportunities to reach new heights in their careers.
Conference RegistrationEarly Bird Discount Available
Registration for BreakOut West is now OPEN! Mark your calendars and get ready to join hundreds of global industry professionals for an incredible week of educational sessions, exploratory conversations, networking, and live music.
Be at the centre of all BreakOut West 2023 activity in Kelowna, BC, by reserving your room at the host hotel, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort or secondary hotel, Hotel Zed, at a special BreakOut West rate.
Featured Artist: Marissa Burwell
Marissa Burwell is an indie act from the heart of Saskatchewan, known best for her captivating yet endearing performances. Her debut self-titled EP was released in 2019 creating a buzz that allowed appearances at international festivals including Reeperbahn, Liverpool Sound City, and Breakout West. And now, on the heels of her self-titled EP, Burwell remerges as a fully realized artist.
Featured Spotify Playlist
Enjoy this collection of new tracks by western Canadian artists, kindly curated by Robyn Stewart of Women In Music Canada.BreakOut West on Spotify for dozens of curated playlists and find your new favourite artists.Follow