Published Feb 12, 2009Following another round of voting, CBC Radio 3 has slashed another 30 venues from Best Live Music Club competition, meaning Canada's top 20 clubs have been revealed.
Left in the running are live music venues such as Hugh's Room in Toronto, Winnipeg's Lo Pub, Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa and the Habitat club in Kelowna, with clubs like Toronto's Horseshoe and Vancouver's Commodore officially getting the axe.
As previously reported, the top 20 list comes as part of the latest edition in CBC's Searchlight series, which for the last several weeks has been asking listeners to vote on which club they think is the country's tops for live music. Last week, the station announced the top 50 venues and plans to whittle the top 20 down to the top 10 on February 18 and finally down to Canada's number one live music venue on February 25.
To weigh in on this contest, you can vote over here on CBC Radio 3's website.
Now, here's the complete list of the top 20 best live music clubs in Canada:
Baba's Lounge - Charlottetown, PE
The Capital Bar - Fredericton, NB
George's Fabulous Roadhouse - Sackville, NB
The Blacksheep Inn - Wakefield, QC
Aeolian Hall - London, ON
Call The Office - London, ON
The Ford Plant - Brantford, ON
The Grad Club - Kingston, ON
Hugh's Room - Toronto, ON
The Phog Lounge - Windsor, ON
The Starlight Social Club - Waterloo, ON
The Towne House Tavern - Sudbury, ON
Zaphod Beeblebrox - Ottawa, ON
Lo Pub - Winnipeg, MB
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club - Winnipeg, MB
The Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
Amigo's Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
The Dream Café - Penticton, BC
The Duncan Garage Showroom - Duncan, BC
Habitat - Kelowna, BC