Czech Music Crossroads is an international conference and a showcase festival. An international platform attended by the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and a guest country. Carefully selected bands focusing on local roots, acoustic music, folk, fusion and jazz perform for international audience of invited professionals, promoters and journalists. Two best groups will be awarded The Czech Music Crossroads Award.
The event includes panel discussions, workshops and speed dating. The event is organized by the team of multi-genre festival Colours of Ostrava running since 2002 and takes place in the same area in the same week. Crossroads is supported by the Ministry of Culture, City of Ostrava, and organized in cooperation with the Moravian-Silesian Region.
The showcase selection is not restricted to new talent, but aimed in general at artists who can easily cross the language barrier, regardless of the length of professional experience. The bands are selected by experts of each corresponding country.