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JUNO Concert Series aligns with MEGAPHONO

Jan 17, 2017

Musical showcase returns on Friday February 3 at Barrymore’s Music Hall, with artists raising funds for MusiCounts

Show features Jeremy Fisher, Kalle Mattson, Lynn Miles, MonkeyJunk, Safia Nolin and more…


Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) along with MEGAPHONO are setting the stage for JUNO Week 2017, with the latest edition of the JUNO Concert Series. Taking place for the first time in Ottawa, on Friday, February 3 at Barrymore’s Music Hall, artists from the local community will come together and celebrate Canadian music. Proceeds from the event will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.

The exciting roster of 2017 performers includes Atherton, Catriona Sturton, Jeremy Fisher, Kalle Mattson, Jim Bryson, Lynn Miles, Meg Remy (U.S. Girls), MonkeyJunk, Safia Nolin and members of The Acorn and Fevers.  More artists will be announced.

The JUNO Concert Series celebrates Canadian songs, performed by collaborating Canadian artists.   Past participants over the series’ six-year history include Arkells, Billy Talent, Dream Warriors, July Talk, Maestro Fresh Wes, Platinum Blonde, Sloan and many others.

Advance tickets are $20 and will be available via, Vertigo Records, and Compact Music locations. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25.

The JUNO Concert Series kicks off ahead of JUNO Week 2017, taking place in Ottawa from March 27 to April 2, 2017. The weeklong celebration culminates with The 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CTV on Sunday, April 2.

Produced by MEGAPHONO, the JUNO Concert Series is presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and supported by Exclaim! Media.

CARAS is dedicated to year-round initiatives that foster the talent of Canadian musicians and provide opportunities for homegrown artists to showcase their work. The 11th edition of the JUNO Concert Series is an important element of this year-round mandate.  To date, the JUNO Concert Series has raised over $30,000 for MusiCounts.

For more information on the JUNO Concert Series, visit

Promotional Partners: 92.3 JACK FM, 106.1 CHEZ, boom 99.7, and Exclaim! Media.

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, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.


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, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame 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


MEGAPHONO welcomes music industry professionals from the US, Canada and abroad for a festival celebrating Ottawa-Gatineau and Eastern Ontario music. Booking agents, record labels, music publishers, film/TV music supervisors, managers, publicists and other industry folks will descend on Ottawa and be treated to an insider’s look at the city and its burgeoning music scene. Participating artists and delegates will have a chance to interact with our visitors, learning about the various facets of the music industry and equipping themselves with invaluable knowledge for those wishing to pursue music as a career, or further what they’re already doing.


For more information or interview requests, please contact: 

Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 103

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 127

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