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Over 100 artists set to participate in JUNOfest, JUNO Week’s two-night music festival Presented by CBC Music

Mar 07, 2017

2017 JUNOfest lineup to include over 35 JUNO nominees, such as The Strumbellas, Silla + Rise, The Dirty Nil, Whitehorse, Tasha The Amazon, Holy Fuck, Bit Funk, Cold Creek County, Exco Levi, and more

TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the artist line-up for the 2017 edition of JUNOfest, presented by CBC Music. The annual two-night music festival will showcase performances by top Canadian acts on stages in more than 15 venues across Ottawa on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 as part of the 2017 JUNO Week.

JUNOfest wristbands are available to purchase for $30 (plus tax and service fees) and go on sale at ( today (Tuesday, March 7.) Wristbands provide priority access to all venues participating in JUNOfest for both nights. Single show tickets will also be available for purchase in advance or at the door, but are subject to space and availability.

Musicians confirmed to participate include:

Adam Saikaley

Amanda Lowe

Amanda Rheaume

Amanda Tosoff*


Angelique Francis

Antoine Lachance

Audrey Saparno

Band Of Rascals

Barbra Lica*

Barney Bentall (High Bar Gang)*


Big Jeezus Truck

Bit Funk*



Blve Hills

Brandi Disterheft*

Bryden Gwiss Kwenzie*

Casa Lagarto


Céleste Lévis

Charles Spearin

Cold Creek County*

Colin Linden*

Common Deer

Corin Raymond*

Crystal Shawanda*

Damien Robitaille

Dave Young Quintet*

Devin Cuddy

Dilly Dally*

DJ Greg Reain

DJ Magnificent



Eddie Quotez

Ensign Broderick

Exco Levi*

Expanda Fuzz

Five Alarm Funk

Flying Hórses


George Beliveau


Harea Band


Heather Bambrick* & David Braid*

Her Harbour

Holy Fuck*


Jason Bajada

Jason Plumb

Jay Kartier*

Jenny Whiteley*

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind

Jill Zmud

Jim Cuddy

Joëlle St-Pierre

Joey Landreth

Joey Robin Haché

Jonathan Becker & the North Fields

Julian Taylor Band

Kacy & Clayton*

Kaia Kater

Kalle Mattson


Kathryn Berry


Kelly Prescott

La Bronze


Loon Choir

Lyle Odjick and the Northern Steam

Maria Dunn*


Mélanie Brûlé

Mélissa Ouimet

Menoncle Jason



Mushy Gushy

Neon Dreams

New Love

New Swears

Nick Soru

No Fuss


NQ Arbuckle

Old Man Grant




Paul Reddick*

Pony Girl

Public Animal

Pugs and Crows and Tony Wilson*

Quantum Tangle*

Rebecca Noelle


Sarah Scriver

Scary Bear Soundtrack

Scenic Route To Alaska

Sean Pinchin*

Shirantha Beddage*

Silla + Rise*

Silver Creek

Simon Daniel

Stay Classy

Steve Adamyk Band

Stuck On Planet Earth


Tanika Charles*

Tanya Tagaq

Tasha The Amazon*

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin*

The Abrams

The Artichoke Hearts

The Balconies

The Damn Truth

The Dirty Nil*

The Honest Heart Collective

The Lindbergh Babies

The Lytics

The Riot Police

The Split

The Strumbellas*

The Treble

Those Gulls

Thrifty Kids


Trevor Alguire

Trevor Walker

Twin Flames

Virginia To Vegas

Warren Dean Flandez*



William Prince*

Winchester Warm





*2017 JUNO Award nominee.


Confirmed JUNOfest venues include:

Cafe Dekcuf
Club Saw
House of Targ
Irene’s Pub
Live on Elgin
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
St. Alban’s Church
The Bourbon Room
The Brass Monkey
The Bronson Centre Theatre
The Dominion Tavern
The Lowertown Brewery
The Mercury Lounge
The Rainbow Bistro
The Record Centre
Zaphod Beeblebrox


Promotional partners of JUNOfest: boom 99.7, CBC Ottawa, CTV Ottawa, Énergie 104.1, Le Droit, MAJIC 100, Metro News, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa’s New Country 94, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Rouge 94,9.

JUNOfest is produced by Shawn Scallen/Spectrasonic.

For a list of all participating JUNOfest artists and venues, including a performance schedule, download The 2017 JUNO Awards mobile app or visit

JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. A live broadcast of The 46th Annual JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.


Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.


Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS



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. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


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