Celebrating its 21st year, Oshawa Music Week (formerly Reel Music Festival) is a week-long series of events that will take place from April 5 to 10, 2021. It brings six days of entertaining and educational events, celebrating the region's rich music culture. Presented by students of the Music Business Management program of Durham College, this initiative strives to develop, grow, support, and unite the music community. Each event under the scope of Oshawa Music Week (OMW) is tailored for the diverse members of Durham Region’s cultural landscape, ranging from entertainment for music lovers to education for aspiring and established music professionals.
This year, all events are livestreamed. As usual, OMW will showcase musical talent from Oshawa and beyond. Over 25 bands, recording artists, and DJs will perform. Local and international music practitioners will discuss current topics that are important to the music industry. New talents will participate in songwriting competitions and raise funds for music initiatives.
Oshawa Music Week has hosted many notable guest speakers, emerging musical talent, and budding music business managers. Over the years, OMW was honoured to feature performances by Haviah Mighty, Rural Alberta Advantage, Cale Crowe, The Professors of Funk, Kelsi Mayne, Rooks McCoy, DJ NDN, and Robyn Ottolini among many others.