JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN and FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada, JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada, JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music, JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports, JUNO Fan Fare, Junior JUNOS Presented by Edmonton Public Library, JUNO Stories from the Studio and more come to Edmonton next month
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today its line-up of beloved music celebrations touching down in Edmonton this March. The jewel of JUNO Week, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN & FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada returns with a twist, adding Q with Tom Power: A conversation with Simu Liu to the festivities, alongside many more treasured JUNO Week events, including JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada, JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports, JUNO Fan Fare, Junior JUNOS Presented by Edmonton Public Library, JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music, JUNO Stories from the Studio and more come to Edmonton next month.
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN & FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada and Q with Tom Power: A conversation with Simu Liu
For the first time ever, the “Jewel of the JUNOS” will provide audiences with two events in one. The night kicks off with a live interview taping for Tom Power’s hit CBC program Q, where he’ll get up close and personal with global superstar Simu Liu live on stage in Edmonton. CBC Music’s Damhnait Doyle, will then host JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN and FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada , featuring intimate conversations and stripped down performances from some of Canada’s top songwriters and 2023 JUNO nominees. The performing artists include Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year JUNO nominee Adria Kain, two-time JUNO Award winner Dan Mangan, celebrated country music duo The Reklaws, multi-Platinum-selling artist, producer, and actor Tyler Shaw and breakthrough indie band Wild Rivers.
- WHAT: An evening of intimate conversations and performances where guests will hear personal stories and anecdotes behind some of their favourite songs.
- WHO: A live taping of Q hosted by Tom Power featuring Simu Liu followed by JUNOS Songwriters’ Circle hosted by CBC Music’s Damhnait Doyle, Adria Kain, Dan Mangan, The Reklaws, Tyler Shaw and more to be announced.
- WHEN: Sunday, March 12 | Doors 6:00 p.m. MT | Show 7:00 p.m. MT
- WHERE: Winspear Centre | 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
- TICKETS: Tickets are available at www.junoawards.ca
Fans can stay updated on the full artist lineup for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle by keeping an eye on The JUNO Awards social accounts.
JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada
Hosted by veteran comic Cory Mack, the evening will feature performances by 2023 JUNO Award nominees for Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada, including Just For Laughs regular Courtney Gilmour, Roast Battle Canada’s Jackie Pirico, comedic writer and actor Jon Dore, two-time JUNO nominee Matt Wright alongside producer of Things Black Girls Say, Zabrina Douglas.
- WHAT: Canadians are seriously funny people. Don’t believe us? Stop in at the JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada to check out exceptional home-grown comedians delivering the side-splitting sets that earned them Comedy Album of the Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada nominations.
- WHO: Hosted by Cory Mack with performances from Courtney Gilmour, Jackie Pirico, Jon Dore, Matt Wright and Zabrina Douglas
- WHEN: Friday, March 10 | Show 1: 7:00 p.m. MT | Show 2: 9:00 p.m. MT
- WHERE: Rapid Fire Theatre | 10437 83 Ave NW, Edmonton
- TICKETS: Admission is 18+, tickets available at the door and www.junoawards.ca
JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music
- WHAT: JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music is back and once again taking over intimate stages and bustling pubs across Edmonton. For three jam-packed nights, JUNOfest presented by CBC Music will showcase talent, of all genres, from across the country ranging from indie all-stars to dynamic jazz ensembles. Featuring over 50 artists, fans will be able to catch some of their favourite musicians and JUNO nominees in more than 10 venues across the city.
- Amanda Rheaume
- Chad Price
- Cadence Weapon
- Cancer Bats
- Diggin’ Roots
- Kaeley Jade
- Katie Tupper
- King of Foxes
- Martin Kerr
- Rich Aucoin
- Skratch Bastid
- Sydney Blu
- The Washboard Union
- WHEN: Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12 | Various shows 6 p.m. – midnight. MT
- WHERE: Multiple Venues including:
- Union Hall
- Starlite Room
- River City Revival House
- Temple Ballroom
- Midway Music Hall
- The Buckingham
- The Common
- The Chvrch Of John
- Evolution Wonderlounge
- Gateway Theatre
- Block 1912
- Rocky Mountain Icehouse
- The Aviary
- TICKETS: Tickets are available at www.junofest.ca
Event Promotional Partner: Exclaim!
JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports
- WHAT: Passion, practice, and putting on one hell of a show. Music and hockey have a lot in common. This year, JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports returns for the first time since 2019. A celebrity hockey game that pits musicians and professional athletes against each other in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports is an event for music and sports lovers alike.
- WHO: Athletes and musicians line-ups to be announced!
- WHEN: Sunday, March 12 | Doors 12 p.m. | Game: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. MT
- WHERE: Downtown Community Arena (Rogers Place)| 10245 105 Ave NW, Edmonton
- TICKETS: Tickets are available at www.junoawards.ca
Junior JUNOS Presented by Edmonton Public Library
- WHAT: Celebrating Canadian music with a special concert series featuring nominees for Children’s Album of the Year and special guests. Families are invited to clap, sing and dance alongside fun music and storytelling.
- WHO: Hosted by CBC Kids’ Janaye Upshaw with live performances by Beppie, Garth Prince, Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Young Maestro and Keysha Freshh, Splash’N Boots and a virtual appearance by Jeremy & Jazzy
- WHEN: Sunday, March 12 | Doors 11:30 a.m. | Show 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. MT
- WHERE: Muttart Theatre (Edmonton Public Library – Stanley A. Milner Library) | 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
- TICKETS: Free tickets are available at www.junoawards.ca
JUNO Fan Fare
Music fans across Edmonton will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance for some face time with their favourite Canadian artists at this year’s JUNO Fan Fare. Taking place at the legendary West Edmonton Mall, the interactive and exciting afternoon features meet and greet opportunities with JUNO nominees, past and present. Hosted by Virgin Radio’s Luke Rodriguez, the fan-centric event will feature photo sessions with decorated Canadian artists including multi-platinum songwriter/producer duo Banx & Ranx, first-time JUNO nominee Devon Cole, acclaimed singer/songwriter Preston Pablo, dance-pop icon Rêve, JUNO Award winning country star Tenille Townes and Tyler Shaw.
- WHAT: JUNO Fan Fare gives fans the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet, interact and take photos with their favourite Canadian artists. This will make your JUNOS experience one to remember!
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. MT | Session 1: Devon Cole, Tenille Townes, and Tyler Shaw
- 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. MT | Session 2: Banx & Ranx, Preston Pablo, and Rêve
- WHEN: Sunday, March 12 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. MT
- WHERE: Centre Stage – West Edmonton Mall | 8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton
- TICKETS: Free tickets are available at junofanfare.ca
Event Promotional Partner: iHeartRadio and Exclaim!
Fans can stay updated on all JUNO Week events by keeping an eye on The JUNO Awards social accounts for new performer announcements and the complete line-up of events.
JUNO Stories from the Studio
- WHAT: A panel discussion with JUNO Award-nominated engineers and producers. This event gives audiences a look into the creative process behind Canada’s most iconic songs and albums.
- WHO: Hosted by Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew with panelists Akeel Henry, Derek Hoffman, Gus van Go, Jason Dufour and Mike Wise
- WHEN: Monday, March 13 | Doors 10 a.m. | Panel 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
- WHERE: Betty Andrews Recital (MacEwan University) | Room 11-150, 11110 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
- TICKETS: Free tickets are available at www.junoawards.ca
The 52nd JUNO Awards, produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company), will broadcast and stream live across Canada from Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. Tickets for The 2023 JUNO Awards start at $49.00 (including tax plus fees) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca/junos, by phone and in-person at the Rogers Place box office.
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Funding Partners: The Province of Alberta, The City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton and Radio Starmaker Fund
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote 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. The 52nd annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place in Edmonton at Rogers Place on Monday, March 13, 2023. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
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CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.
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