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JUNO nominees take over Toronto for CBC Music JUNOfest’s jam-packed lineup of performances

 

Tickets to the various shows are available now at junofest.ca

 

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that tickets for the acclaimed and reinvented concert series CBC Music JUNOfest are now available for sale at junofest.ca. The much-missed annual music celebration will take over iconic Toronto music venues across the city with a roster of Canadian artists and 2022 JUNO Awards nominees across many genres. Over 50 musical acts, including some of the country’s top touring talent, are involved in this year’s festivities, which begin on Thursday April 21, when JUNO nominees Afrikana Soul Sister, Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music, Donné Roberts and Moonshine take the stage for the CBC Music JUNOfest: Frequencies Showcase at Lula Lounge.

“CBC Music JUNOfest will have the city bustling this spring as we celebrate the best in Canadian music,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Award. “This year’s concerts feature performances from an array of JUNO Nominees and top talent spanning a diverse selection of genres, the shows are a great way to discover some incredible local and national artists.”

Title sponsor, CBC Music, will also add to this year’s festival with a series of curated showcases including a Frequencies showcase hosted by Errol Nazareth, a jazz showcase hosted by Ismaila Alfa and The Block showcase hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe. All revenue from select shows will go directly to the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The JUNO Awards, is celebrating their 25th anniversary.

CBC MUSIC JUNOfest: FREQUENCIES Showcase 

Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Lula Lounge -1585 Dundas St. W
Performers: Afrikana Soul Sister, Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music, Donné Roberts, Moonshine
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.
Proceeds from this showcase will be donated to MusiCounts.

CBC MUSIC JUNOfest: JAZZ Showcase

Dates: Friday, May 6
Time: 8:00 p.m. 
Venue: Supermarket – 268 Augusta Ave.
Performers: Amanda Tosoff, Avataar, Caity Gyorgy, Jesse Ryan, Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti (ES:MO) 
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.
Proceeds from this showcase will be donated to MusiCounts.

CBC MUSIC JUNOfest: THE BLOCK Showcase

Dates: Friday, May 13
Time: 8:00 p.m. 
Venue: Baby G – 1608 Dundas St. W
Performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.
Proceeds from this showcase will be donated to Unity Charity.

Additional CBC Music JUNOfest events will be held at a variety of established and new music venues across Toronto including

CODA | 794 Bathurst St.
Date: Friday, May 13
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Performers: ATTLAS, Carlo Lio, MC Flipside and more.
Tickets start at $20.00 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.

CODA | 794 Bathurst St.
Date: Saturday, May 14 
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Performers: KOREA TOWN ACID, Sydney Blu and more. 
Tickets start at $20.00 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.

The Garrison | 1197 Dundas St. W
Date: Friday, May 13 
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Performers: Aqyila, Desirée Dawson and Ceréna
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.

Lee’s Palace | 529 Bloor St. W.
Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: 8:00 p.m.  
Performers: AHI, FERRARO and Elliott Brood
Tickets start at $17.50 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.

Lee’s Palace | 529 Bloor St. W.
Date: Friday, May 13
Time: 8:00 p.m. 
Performers: The Pursuit of Happiness & more
Tickets start at $29.50 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.

Lee’s Palace | 529 Bloor St. W
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Performers: The Pursuit of Happiness & more
Tickets start at $29.50 and are on sale now at junofest.ca.

 

Additional performers for CBC Music JUNOfest will be announced at the following venues: 

  • Baby G | 1608 Dundas St. W
  • Junction Brewery | 150 Symes Rd.

In celebration of the 2022 JUNO Awards arriving in Toronto, passengers at Pearson International Airport will be treated to live performances by local Canadian musicians. YYZ Live, produced by the City of Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport, offers paid performance opportunities for artists at Toronto Pearson, while showcasing Toronto’s talented musicians across a variety of cultures, communities and genres.

Tickets to the CBC Music JUNOfest shows are on sale now at junofest.ca. Some tickets may be available at the door and select venues will have all-ages music events. CBC Music JUNOfest 2022 is produced by Sonic Unyon Records and CBC Music.

Additional shows and a full CBC Music JUNOfest schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit junofest.ca for more information.

The 51st Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2022 will be hosted in Toronto, ON  from May 9 through May 15, 2022, culminating in The JUNO Awards. Hosted by Simu Liu, The 2022 JUNO Awards  will make history on Sunday, May 15 as it broadcasts and streams for the first time from an outdoor venue at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos. Tickets start at $39.95 and are on-sale now at  ticketmaster.ca/junos

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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group

Lead Sponsors: SiriusXM Canada, TikTok and Sonos

Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, The City of Toronto and Radio Starmaker Fund

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.  In 2021 The JUNO Awards celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with a national celebration of Canadian music. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.staging.junoawards.ca.

About CBC Music

CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Toyota Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.

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