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NEW details on 2020 JUNO Week events, taking place March 9-15 in Saskatoon, SK

Details on events including artist announcements for JUNO Fan Fare Presented by VIRGIN MOBILE, additional performers for JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music and for The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast

Tickets on sale for The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast at ticketmaster.ca

 

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced additional details for JUNO Week events taking place in Saskatoon, SK from March 9-15, culminating in The 2020 JUNO Awards on March 15. Canada’s largest celebration in music will be broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CST) across the country on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Below are NEW details announced for many exciting 2020 JUNO Week events to look forward to, including:

  • JUNO Fan Fare Presented by VIRGIN MOBILE on March 14 is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet, interact and even grab a few selfies with popular Canadian artists. This exciting afternoon, hosted by CBC Music’s Odario Williams at Midtown, will feature meet and greets with 2020 JUNO nominees Aaron Goodvin, Dallas Smith, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Lennon Stella, Lights, Meghan Patrick, Scott Helman and The Reklaws. With special live performances by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and Scott Helman. TICKETS ARE FREE AND REDEEMABLE ONLINE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS on Saturday, February 29! Get tickets at universe.com. VIRGIN MOBILE Members get a chance to flyaway to the 2020 JUNOS until March 1, 2020. As well, Members attending JUNO Fan Fare Presented by VIRGIN MOBILE will also get to Skip the Line! Head to vm.ca/benefits and click on the JUNOS Member Benefit for more details.
  • JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music, the two-day music showcase, now includes AIZA, Denise Valle, Ferraro, Fintan, Kasador, Megan Nash, Nuela Charles, respectfulchild, Sam Lynch, Samurai Champs, Shopé, Starfish Entertainment/Six Shooter’s Outlaws & Gunslingers (Digawolf, Jim Cuddy, Meghan Patrick, Whitehorse, and more), STORRY, and The Garrys. Admission is 19+ for select venues, JUNOfest passes offer priority access to all JUNOfest venues over two nights (subject to capacity). Passes are $30 each and are available for purchase online here. Individual tickets will be available at the door of each venue ($15-$30).
  • The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast hosted by Alessia Cara, is taking place at SaskTel Centre with newly announced performances by Alexandra Stréliski, Ali Gatie, City and Colour, iskwē, Meghan Patrick and The Dead South. Canadian icon Anne Murray will be making her first appearance at The JUNO Awards since 2013 to induct Jann Arden into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Tickets available online here for $39.95-$149.95, plus applicable fees and service charges.
  • Calling all Fan Armies around the globe to cast their vote in the 18th annual JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, the only fan-voted JUNO Award category. Fans can vote for their favourite Canadian artist by sharing a custom hashtag on Twitter or voting at junofanchoice.ca until Sunday, March 15 at 9pm ET. The winner will be announced LIVE on The 2020 JUNO Awards on CBC. This year’s nominees are Alessia Cara, Ali Gatie, Avril Lavigne, bbno$, Justin Bieber, Loud Luxury, NAV, Shawn Mendes, Tory Lanez, and The Weeknd. Artist hashtags and additional information can be found at www.junofanchoice.ca.

JUNO WEEK EVENTS

JUNO Kick-Off Concert

Presented by CBC Sports

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

Location: Coors Event Centre | 241 2 Avenue South

What: The JUNO Kick-Off Concert Presented by CBC Sports features a headlining set by The Sheepdogs, plus a night of classic Canadian covers and collaborations with your favourite JUNO artists and players from JUNO Cup. Come kick off JUNO Week and support MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards.

Host: Rob Snoek (CBC Sports)

Performers:

  • Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine)
  • Amanda Rheaume
  • Darryl James (The Strumbellas)
  • Devin Cuddy
  • Dustin Bentall
  • Ferraro
  • Hunter Brothers
  • Jay Bodner (Eagle & Hawk)
  • Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)
  • JJ Shiplett
  • Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
  • Sam Polley
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Tim D’Eon (Wintersleep)
  • Trixie Berkel
  • Vince Fontaine (Eagle & Hawk)

Purchase Details: Admission is 19+, tickets available online here for $35, plus tax and fees

Promotional Partners: 92.9 The BULL, 93.3 The ROCK, 96.3 Cruz FM, 98COOL,

800 CHAB, 900 CKBI, 1050 CJNB, 105 CJVR, CBC Saskatoon, Country 100, CJWW, Jack 94.5, ROCK 102, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, XFM

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JUNO Cup

Presented by CBC Sports

Date: Friday, March 13           

Time: Doors 6:30 p.m. | Puck Drop 7:30 p.m.

Location: Merlis Belsher Place | 2010 College Drive

What: A celebrity fundraising hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards. Bring the whole family as Canadian athletes and musicians face off in Canada’s favourite sport; a fun and competitive hockey game featuring special performances and a skills competition.

Host: Rob Snoek (CBC Sports), Gregger (98COOL)

Artists:

  • Aaron Goodvin
  • Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine)
  • Amanda Rheaume
  • Barney Bentall
  • Brock Hunter (Hunter Brothers)
  • Cosmo Ferraro
  • Darryl James (The Strumbellas)
  • Devin Cuddy
  • Dustin Bentall
  • Dusty Hunter (Hunter Brothers)
  • Gianni Ferraro
  • J.J. Hunter (Hunter Brothers)
  • Jay Bodner
  • Jenna Walker (The Reklaws)
  • Jim Cuddy
  • Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs)
  • JJ Shiplett
  • Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
  • Luke Hunter (Hunter Brothers)
  • Michael Hollett
  • Ryan Gullen (The Sheepdogs)
  • Sam Polley
  • Stu Walker (The Reklaws)
  • Tally Ferraro
  • Tim D’Eon (Wintersleep)
  • Trixie Berkel
  • Ty Hunter (Hunter Brothers)
  • Vince Fontaine

Athletes:

  • Brad Dalgarno
  • Brent Ashton (coach)
  • Brent Sopel
  • Eric Gryba
  • Greg Classen
  • Kaitlin Willoughby
  • Lindsay Carson
  • Rich Pilon
  • Tim Cheveldae
  • Tim Hunter
  • Troy Crowder

Purchase Details: Tickets available online here for $20 or $15 for 10 or more, plus applicable fees

Promotional Partners: 92.9 The BULL, 93.3 The ROCK, 96.3 Cruz FM, 98COOL,

105 CJVR, 650 CKOM, 900 CKBI, 980 CJME, 1050 CJNB, C95, CBC Saskatoon, CJWW, Country 100, Global Regina, Global Saskatoon, Jack 94.5, Pattison Outdoor Advertising,

ROCK 102, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, XFM

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JUNO Comedy Show

Presented by SiriusXM Canada

Date: Friday, March 13                       

Time: Doors 8:30 p.m. | Show 9 p.m.

Location: Capitol Music Club | 244 1st Avenue North

What: The JUNO Comedy Show highlights the Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada nominees and the elite Canadian comedic talent our country has to offer.

Host: Jody Peters

Performers:

  • Adam Christie
  • Jarrett Campbell
  • Monty Scott
  • Sophie Buddle

Purchase Details: Admission is 19+, tickets available online here for $25, plus tax and fees

Promotional Partners: 92.9 The BULL, 98COOL, 650 CKOM, CJWW

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JUNOfest

Presented by CBC Music

Date: Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14

Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Locations:

  • 9 Mile Legacy Brewing
  • Amigos
  • Black Cat Tavern
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Buds on Broadway
  • Capitol Music Club
  • Convocation Hall
  • Drift
  • Louis’
  • The Bassment
  • The Refinery
  • Underground Café

What: For two jam-packed nights, JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music, will showcase artists, of all genres, from across the country. Featuring over 50 artists in more than 10 venues performing for fans, media and the music industry, JUNOfest will light up Saskatoon, SK on March 13 & 14, 2020. 50+ bands, 10+ venues, 2 nights, 1 pass.

Performers:

  • AIZA
  • Al Muirhead
  • Allyson McHardy
  • Angela Schwarzkopf
  • Belle Plaine
  • Dave Young
  • Dawn Tyler Watson
  • Del Barber
  • Denise Valle
  • Dominique Fils-Aimé
  • Durham County Poets
  • Eliza Mary Doyle
  • Elizabeth Shepherd
  • Ferraro
  • Fintan
  • Jane Bunnett
  • Joel Miller
  • Justin Rutledge
  • Kasador
  • Lawrence Wiliford
  • Lee Harvey Osmond
  • Marie-Ève Scarfone
  • Marina Thibeault
  • Marissa Burwell
  • Mark Kelso
  • Megan Nash
  • Noble Oak
  • Nuela Charles
  • One Bad Son
  • Pistolwhips
  • respectfulchild
  • Riit
  • Sam Lynch
  • Samurai Champs
  • Shopé
  • Starfish Entertainment/Six Shooter’s Outlaws & Gunslingers (Celeigh Cardinal, Del Barber, Devin Cuddy, Digawolf, Harrow Fair, Jason Plumb, Jim Cuddy, Justin Rutledge, Meghan Patrick, NQ Arbuckle, Nuela Charles, Riit, Sam Polley, Tanika Charles, The Small Glories, Tom Wilson Whitehorse)
  • STORRY
  • Skinnamarink with Sharon and Randi featuring Josh Lovelace
  • Smokekiller
  • Striker
  • Ted Quinlan
  • The Blue Stones
  • The Garrys
  • The Small Glories
  • Too Soon Monsoon
  • Untimely Demise
  • Véronique Mathieu
  • Virginie Gagné
  • W3APONS

Purchase Details: Admission is 19+ for select venues, JUNOfest passes offer priority access to all JUNOfest venues over two nights (subject to capacity). Wristbands are $30 each and are available for purchase online here. Individual tickets will be available at the door of each venue ($15-$30).

Producer: Broadway Theatre, led by Kirby Wirchenko, Executive and Artistic Director

Promotional Partners: 92.9 The BULL, 93.3 The ROCK, 96.3 Cruz FM, 98COOL, 105 CJVR, 900 CKBI, 1050 CJNB, C95, CBC Saskatoon, CFCR 90.5 FM, CJWW, Country 100, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, ROCK 102, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, XFM, Z99

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Associated JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music Shows

(a limited number of JUNOfest wristband holders will be granted access)

 

JUNOfest Jazz Showcase Presented by CBC Music

Date: Friday, March 13

Time: Doors 8 p.m. | Show 9 p.m.

Location: The Bassment | 202 4th Avenue North

What: A JUNOfest show produced by CBC Music showcasing the best in this year’s JUNO-nominated jazz artists. The JUNOfest Jazz Showcase will be livestreamed on CBC Gem and cbcmusic.ca/junos on March 13, and be recorded to air as part of Music Day on CBC’s radio programming on CBC Music on Sunday March 15.

Host: Laila Biali

Performers:

  • Al Muirhead
  • Dave Young
  • Dominique Fils-Aimé
  • Elizabeth Shepherd
  • Jane Bunnett
  • Joel Miller
  • Mark Kelso
  • Ted Quinlan

 

CBC Music Classical Showcase

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: Doors 12:30 p.m. | Show 1:30 p.m.

Location: Convocation Hall | 107 Administration Place

What: Classical music showcase produced by CBC Music featuring the best in this year’s JUNO nominated classical categories. The CBC Music Classical Showcase will be livestreamed on CBC Gem and CBCMusic.ca/junos on March 14, and be recorded to air as part of Music Day on CBC’s radio programming on CBC Music on Sunday March 15.

Host: Julie Nesrallah, host of Tempo on CBC Music

Performers: JUNO-nominated classical artists

 

JUNO Stories from the Studio

Presented by YSL Pro & Universal Audio

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: Doors 12 p.m. | Panel 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Frances Morrison Central Library | 311 23 Street East

What: A panel discussion with JUNO Award-nominated engineers, producers, and special guests. This event gives audiences a look into the creative process behind Canada’s most iconic songs and albums. This event is in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards.

Host: Saroja Coelho, host of CBC Mornings

Panelists:

  • Ben Kaplan
  • Derek Hoffman
  • Jason Dufour
  • John ‘Beetle’ Bailey
  • Michael Wise
  • Nuela Charles
  • Ryan Worsley
  • Steve Bays
  • Vic Florencia

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

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JUNO Fan Fare

Presented by VIRGIN MOBILE

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Midtown | 201 – 1st Avenue South

What: One of the most popular events of JUNO Week, JUNO Fan Fare Presented by VIRGIN MOBILE gives fans the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet, interact and take selfies with their favourite Canadian artists.

VIRGIN MOBILE Members get a chance to flyaway to the 2020 JUNOS until March 1, 2020. As well, Members attending JUNO Fan Fare Presented by VIRGIN MOBILE will also get to Skip the Line! Head to vm.ca/benefits and click on the JUNOS Member Benefit for more details.

Host: CBC Music’s Odario Williams

Performers:

  • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
  • Scott Helman

Talent:

  • Aaron Goodvin
  • Dallas Smith
  • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
  • Lennon Stella
  • Lights
  • Meghan Patrick
  • Scott Helman
  • The Reklaws

Purchase Details: Tickets available online here. You can attend multiple Group Selfie Sessions, but will not be able to visit more than one Group Selfie Session in the same time block. 

Promotional Partners: 92.9 The BULL, 93.3 The ROCK, 96.3 Cruz FM, 98COOL,

105 CJVR, 650 CKOM, 900 CKBI, 1050 CJNB, C95, CBC Saskatoon, CJWW, Country 100, Global Regina, Global Saskatoon, Mix 103, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Power 99, Q98, ROCK 102, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, XFM, Z99

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JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

Presented by SOCAN in association with Music Publishers Canada

Date: Sunday, March 15

Time: Doors 11 a.m. | Show 12 p.m.

Location: TCU Place ‒ Sid Buckwold Theatre | 35 – 22nd Street East

What: The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is an intimate afternoon concert with some of Canada’s finest songwriters in support of MusiCounts. Canadian artists will come together on stage for an intimate afternoon concert to share their songs and stories. The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will be broadcast live on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and live streamed via CBC Gem and cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Host: JUNO Award winner Lights, CBC q host Tom Power

Performers:

  • Aaron Goodvin
  • Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
  • Nuela Charles
  • Tim Baker
  • Tom Wilson/Lee Harvey Osmond
  • Whitehorse

Purchase Details: Tickets available online here for $59 and $69, plus tax and fees

PromotionalPartners: 92.9 The BULL, 96.3 Cruz FM, 98COOL, 105 CJVR, 800 CHAB, 900 CKBI, 1050 CJNB, Beach Radio SK, CBC Saskatoon, CJWW, Country 100, Global Regina, Global Saskatoon, Jack 94.5, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Q98, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast

Date: Sunday, March 15

Time: 6 p.m. CST

Venue: SaskTel Centre | 3515 Thatcher Avenue

What: The 49th annual JUNO Awards airs live from SaskTel Centre and is broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos. It will also air as a live radio special on CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app.  Hosted by Alessia Cara, the night features the presentation of various JUNO Awards, Jann Arden’s induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, unforgettable performances, special appearances and surprise moments with Canada’s hottest artists including Alexandra Stréliski, City and Colour, Daniel Caesar, Lennon Stella, The Glorious Sons, Tory Lanez, and more!

Host: Alessia Cara

Performers:

  • Alessia Cara
  • Alexandra Stréliski
  • Ali Gatie
  • City and Colour
  • Daniel Caesar
  • iskwē
  • Jann Arden
  • Lennon Stella
  • Meghan Patrick
  • The Dead South
  • The Glorious Sons
  • Tory Lanez 

Purchase Details: Tickets available online here for $39.95-$149.95, plus applicable fees and service charges.

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Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: 

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

Lead Partner: TD Bank Group

Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon.

 

Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.staging.junoawards.ca

CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos

 

JUNO Awards:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards / Hashtag: #JUNOS

 

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward 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 icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.staging.junoawards.ca

 

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 and Chinese, 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:  

From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca

 

About MusiCounts

MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, is keeping music alive across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children and youth in Canada have access to music programs through their schools and communities. MusiCounts celebrates musical excellence and achieves its mission through its Band Aid Program, the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, Scholarships and other music education initiatives. MusiCounts is funded by many of Canada’s most dedicated individuals, events, and corporate citizens. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $13,000,000 in support of music education in Canada. These funds have benefited over 1,200 schools and communities, supported over 400 post-secondary music program graduates, and honoured 14 extraordinary music teachers and four MusiCounts ambassadors.

www.musicounts.ca

 

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