Kelowna band, 2010 Polaris Music Prize nominee

Our sister site,, recently ran a piece on the Polaris Music Prize nominees and about how many artists were Vancouver-based. They go on to explain how the Prize is “a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label” and it’s a fantastic honour and a great way to spread the love we already have for these bands to new folks.

While the post was focused on bands that are ‘based’ in Vancouver, one of them was calling Kelowna home years before that and we want to send our congratulations to Yukon Blonde! The long list of 40 will be cut down and the short listed bands—of which only 10 will remain—will be announced on July 6th, with the grand prize winner being announced September 20th.

Our fingers are crossed for our boys!

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