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JUNO Week takes over Toronto May 9-15, additional details revealed for Canada’s biggest week in music

Tickets to The 51st Annual JUNO Awards are available at ticketmaster.ca/junos

 

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced additional details for JUNO Week events taking place May 9-15 in Toronto, ON. The festivities culminate with The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast on May 15, which will broadcast live from Budweiser Stage on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT nationwide on CBC TV, CBC Radio One and CBC Music, and stream live on CBC Gem, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos, and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.  

Below are the latest updates to the 2022 JUNO Week events coming to Toronto:

  • The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Simu Liu, will feature 11 unforgettable performances from some of Canada’s most iconic names in music including Arcade Fire, Arkells, Avril Lavigne, bbno$, Charlotte Cardin, DJ Shub & Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Haviah Mighty, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Mustafa and Tesher. Former Toronto Raptors superstar turned music producer Chris Bosh will be making his first appearance at The JUNO Awards to induct Deborah Cox into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Tickets available online ticketmaster.ca/junos
  • JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, Presented by SOCAN and FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada, adds new artists to its performance lineup including Allison Russell, Metric, Mustafa, and Devon and Connor from Half Moon Run. The first live iteration of the show in three years, the ‘Jewel of JUNO Week’ will be hosted by CBC Q’s Tom Power and will offer untapped insight into the making of some of Canada’s most iconic songs. Tickets for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle are available for purchase online at https://masseyhall.mhrth.com/. Tickets start at $18.94 plus fees and taxes. 
  • JUNO Stories from the Studio, announced its host will be radio mainstay, Lana Gay. This panel discussion with JUNO Award-nominated engineers, producers, and special guests offers a look into the creative process behind Canada’s most iconic songs and albums. Tickets are free and available here

JUNO WEEK EVENTS

JUNO Songwriters’ CIrcle 

Presented by SOCAN & FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada 
Date: Wednesday, May 11
Time: Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.
Location: Massey Hall | 178 Victoria Street
What: The ‘Jewel of the JUNOS’ returns, live and in-person! See Canada’s top songwriters, and 2022 JUNO nominees, come together on stage for a night of intimate conversations and stripped-down performances. Hear personal stories and anecdotes behind some of the biggest songs. This event is surely a must for any music fan!  

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will be broadcast on CBC Music, CBC Radio One and streams live via CBCMusic.ca/junos, CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube pages. 

 Host: Tom Power, CBC Q host

Artists:
Allison Russell 
Charlotte Day Wilson
Devon and Conner from Half Moon Run
Metric
Mustafa
Serena Ryder
TOBi
The Weather Station

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JUNO Stories From the Studio 

Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: Doors 12 p.m. | Panel 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Artscape Daniels Launchpad | 130 Queens Quay E (East Tower) – 4th Floor 
What: A panel discussion with JUNO Award-nominees from the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Presented by Audio-Technica and Recording Engineer of the Year categories alongside special industry guests. This event offers audiences a behind-the-curtain look into the creative process behind Canada’s most iconic songs and albums. 

Host: Lana Gay, Indie88 On-Air Host 

Panelists:
Evan Miles
John ‘Beetle’ Bailey
Hill Kourkoutis
George Seara
YogiTheProducer 

Purchase Details: Free admission, tickets are available here. This is an all-ages event. Individual tickets may be available at the door (subject to capacity).

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ADVANCE X JUNO Talks: Influential Black Women in Music 

Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: Doors 3:30pm | Event 4:00pm – 6:30pm 
Location: Artscape Daniels Launchpad | 130 Queens Quay E (East Tower) – 4th Floor 
What: Take part in the fifth episode, and the first in-person panel of the JUNO Talks series in partnership with ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective. This panel features conversations among JUNO winners and industry professionals with a focus on the iconic Black women who have pioneered and shaped the music industry from behind the scenes to center stage.

Host: A. Harmony, CBC Music host

Panelists:
Vivian Barclay
Carla Beauvais
Sharon Riley

Special Guest: Savannah Ré 

Purchase Details: Free admission, tickets are available here. This is a 19+ event. Individual tickets may be available at the door (subject to capacity).

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CBC Music JUNOfest

Date: Thursday, May 12- Monday, May 16 
Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Locations:
ArtHaus
Baby G
CODA        
Clubhouse at Dine Alone 
The Garrison
El Mocambo
Lee’s Palace
The Lounge at Live Nation 
YYZ Live | Pearson Airport – Terminal 1 
Supermarket 


What: A reinvented version of the fan-favourite festival, JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music will showcase Canadian artists and JUNO Award nominees, of all genres, from across the country in a variety of venues. With over 35 artists in more than seven venues over the course of four days performing for fans, media and the music industry, JUNOfest will take over Toronto and the GTA May 12-16. 

Performers:
Alberto Jossue
Amanda Tosoff
Andrea Ramolo
Adrian Sutherland
ATTLAS
Aqyila
Avataar 
Ben Decent
Burnstick 
Caity Gyorgy
Carlo Lio
Ceréna
Command Sisters 
Desirée Dawson
DJ Shub
Dylan Sinclair
Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti (ES:MO)
Exco Levi
Fawn Wood
Jesse Ryan
Kayla Diamond
Kirk Diamond
KOREA TOWN ACID
Lex Leosis
LTtheMonk
Luca Fogale
MC Flipside
Nate Daviau
New Friends
Ombiigizi
Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs
Sarah MacDougall 
SATE
Shawnee Kish
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
STORRY
Sydney Blu 
Thelonious
The Beaches
the della kit
The Pursuit of Happiness 
TRP.P
Vox Rae
Zenesoul 

Purchase Details: The full schedule and tickets to the CBC Music JUNOfest shows are available at junofest.ca. Some tickets may be available at the door and select venues will have all-ages music events. Individual tickets will be available at the door of each venue ($10-$30).

Producer: Sonic Unyon Records and CBC Music

Promotional Partners: Exclaim! 

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JUNO Comedy Show

Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Date: Friday, May 13
Time: Show 1 7:00pm | Show 2 9:00pm 
Location: Comedy Bar |  945 Bloor St W  
What: The JUNO Comedy Show will have fans LOL-ing all night as Canada’s leading comedic talent including JUNO Award-nominees from the Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada entertain fans for the evening. With two shows, the laughs will keep on coming. 

Host: Allison Dore

Performers:
Andrea Jin 金玉琪
Gavin Stephens 
Hisham Kelati
Keith Pedro 

Purchase Details: Admission is 19+, tickets available at the door and online here for $23 plus tax and fees

Promotional Partners: Exclaim! 

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Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Showcase 

Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Date: Friday, May 13
Time: Doors 7:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.
Location: The Lounge I 2 Snooker St, Toronto, ON M6K 1X4
What: 2021/2022 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class artists Jesse Gold, RIELL, and Sebastian Gaskin join Jhyve, the 2021 winner of CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight to perform in a celebration of their musical growth over the course of the program. This performance is the culmination of an exciting year of musical opportunities the artists received through the customized mentorship provided to them by Slaight Music, CARAS, and Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI). This event is sold out.

Host: Jeff Leake, Director, Podcasts, Listenership, Music Programming, Sirius XM Canada 

JUNO Opening Night Awards

Presented by Ontario Creates

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 6 p.m. EST 
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre | 255 Front St W.
What: A celebration featuring the presentation of 40+ JUNO Awards, the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, The Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada, The MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (MIMAA), presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and five performances. Livestream at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT via CBCMusic.ca/junos, CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Youtube pages. 

Hosts: Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe (CBC Music) and Ann Pornel (The Great Canadian Baking Show)

Performers:
Allison Russell
Jesse Gold
Roxane Bruneau
Ruby Waters
Valley

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The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast

Date: Sunday, May 15
Time: 8 p.m. EST 
Venue: Budweiser Stage | 909 Lake Shore Blvd W
What: The 51st Annual JUNO Awards airs live from Budweiser Stage in Toronto 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. Hosted by Simu Liu, Canada’s Biggest Night in Music features the presentation of various JUNO Awards including Deborah Cox’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, sensational performances, and special appearances by Canada’s hottest artists including Shawn Mendes, International Achievement Award recipient. 

Host: Simu Liu 

Performers:

Arcade Fire
Arkells 
Avril Lavigne
bbno$
Charlotte Cardin 
Deborah Cox 
DJ Shub 
Haviah Mighty
Mustafa
Snotty Nose Rez Kids 
Lauren Spencer-Smith 
Tesher 

Purchase Details: Tickets are on-sale now at  ticketmaster.ca/junos.  

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One dollar from every ticket sold to JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, select CBC Music JUNOfest shows and The JUNO Awards Broadcast goes directly to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards, in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. 


Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: 


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

Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.staging.junoawards.ca / Digital Toolkit

CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos


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About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

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, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.

About MusiCounts

MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards. MusiCounts’ vision is to ensure all youth in Canada have access to music education through their schools and communities. This vision is realised through grant programs that invest directly into schools and communities across Canada and put musical instruments into the hands of kids. Additionally, MusiCounts creates educational resources; empowers young people to pursue music as a career; and celebrates teachers, artists, and philanthropists who champion music education. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $16,000,000 in support of music education in Canada.

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