The search is on.

Your journey. Our stage.

Introducing a live concert series showcasing the next wave of up-and-coming musical talent in Canada. ‘TNL’ is the largest development platform of its kind, offering professional stage experience and valuable industry exposure at some of the most prestigious venues in the country.

Got what it takes?

Your 3 easy steps away from getting the chance to perform in our tour!

*Certain conditions may apply. See our ‘FAQ’ section below for more details.

Create a music video that best showcases your skills (cover or original), upload it to YouTube.

Select the city or cities you wish to perform in and submit your application by the required deadline.

The top submissions will be contacted with further instructions about the process.

Participating cities

*subject to change

Montreal, QC

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Quebec City, QC

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Ottawa, ON

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Toronto, ON

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Winnipeg, MB

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Hamilton, ON

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Edmonton, AB

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Calgary, AB

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Vancouver, BC

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Halifax, NS

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  • Only 20 acts selected per city
  • Open to all musical solo acts, groups and bands residing in Canada, ages 12 – 25
  • Parental written consent required for acts 16 years old or younger
  • Participants are eligible to perform in multiple cities if they so desire
  • Selections are based on originality/creativity, enthusiasm, individuality and overall skill
  • Information regarding fees and show ticket policies will be emailed directly to selected participants
  • Travel, accommodation and meals are at the expense of the artist
  • Phone consultations with a music industry expert for professional tips on song choice, wardrobe & performance
  • Rehearsal and sound check; led by a team of experienced vocal & performance coaches
  • Your name promoted throughout Talent Nation social media channels for valuable exposure
  • Connect with other likeminded artists in your community
  • Network with top-level music industry representatives and influencers
  • High quality images and video footage of your live performance
Top acts from this season will get an exclusive invite to perform in our sold out Finale, hosted in Toronto in front of fans, media and influencers!

The event is set to feature special guest performers and will stream live on the world wide web to offer our artists further visibility!