Media Release

JUNO Weekend to kick off with third annual JUNO Cup Jam Presented by CBC Sports

Feb 27, 2018

Artists and hockey players to perform in benefit concert in support of MusiCounts

TORONTO — The third annual JUNO Cup Jam will set the tone for an exciting JUNO weekend. Iconic artists and hockey legends playing in the annual JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports will entertain with an unforgettable night of musical collaborations and covers. Canada’s most talented musicians will come together for this one-night performance at The Imperial (319 Main Street, Vancouver) on Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. PT. Ticket proceeds will benefit MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

Artists confirmed to participate in this year’s event: Aaron Pritchett, Barney Bentall, Chad Brownlee, Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Dallas Smith, Darryl James (The Strumbellas), Devin Cuddy, Dustin Bentall, Grant Lawrence, Jay Bodner (Indian City), JJ Shiplett, Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk), Nice Horse, Odds, Sam Polley and Shawn Hook.

NHL greats Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders) and Gary Nylund (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders), will also join in the music and hockey hootenanny in support of MusiCounts.

Individual tickets for JUNO Cup Jam are priced at $20 (plus fees) and go on sale Feb 27 The event is 19+.

Promotional Partners: CBC Music, CBC Vancouver, CFOX, JACK 96.9, Metro News, Rock 101, Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Sun

For more information on the 2017 JUNO Awards, please visit

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on

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

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, Apple Music and TD Bank Group.


Web links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Official MusiCounts website:


JUNO Awards

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


Twitter: @MusiCounts / Instagram: @MusiCounts / Hashtag: #MusiCounts


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 industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


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. For more information visit


About CBC Sports:

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s Olympic Network and is committed to showcasing high-performance athletes and sports across all platforms, including Canadian athletes and their international competitors. CBC Sports prides itself on ensuring Canadians always know the athletes who represent them before they see them atop the podium.


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