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Second annual JUNO Cup Jam to kickoff JUNO events in Ottawa

Mar 01, 2017

Benefit concert will feature Jim Cuddy, Amanda Rheaume, Darryl James of The Strumbellas, Devin Cuddy Band, Gord Bamford, Jonathan Roy, Kathleen Edwards and more

TORONTO, ON — JUNO Week begins on a musical high-note with the second annual JUNO Cup Jam, a unique experience showcasing one-of-a-kind musical collaborations and covers by some of Canada’s most talented musicians participating in the 14th annual JUNO Cup presented by TD. Happening at Ottawa’s Bourbon Room on Thursday, March 30, doors opening at 8:30 p.m. EST, the event’s ticket proceeds will be benefiting MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.

The evening’s lineup includes Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Amanda Rheaume, Barney Bentall (High Bar Gang), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Darryl James (The Strumbellas), Devin Cuddy Band, Doug Oliver (Cold Creek County), Gord Bamford, Jay Bodner (Eagle & Hawk), Jim Bowskill (Blue Rodeo/Sheepdogs), Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), JJ Shiplett, Jon Gallant (Billy Talent), Jonathan Roy, Kathleen Edwards, Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk), Matthew Barber, Menno Versteeg (Hollerado), Peter Kesper (NQ Arbuckle), Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk),  Beard Guy  (Walk Off the Earth), Tim D’eon (Wintersleep) and Vince Fontaine (Eagle & Hawk/Indian City).

Individual tickets for JUNO Cup Jam are priced at $25 (plus tax and service fees) and go on sale March 1 at

Promotional Partners: 92.3 JACK FM, 1310NEWS, CBC Ottawa, CHEZ 106, Country 101.1, CTV Ottawa, Énergie 104.1, KiSS 105.3, Le Droit, MAJIC 100, Metro News, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa’s New Country 94, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Rouge 94,9

For more information on the 2017 JUNO Awards, please 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:

Official MusiCounts website:


JUNO Awards

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


Twitter: @MusiCounts / Instagram: @MusiCounts / Hashtag: #MusiCounts20



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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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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