Charlotte Day Wilson, Serena Ryder, TOBi and The Weather Station to perform at Toronto’s recently revitalized Massey Hall on May 11, with more performers to be announced
CBC’s Tom Power to host the fan favourite concert series
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that tickets for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN and FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada, are now available for purchase. The first live iteration of the show in three years, the ‘Jewel of JUNO Week’ will be hosted by CBC’s Tom Power and offer untapped insight into the making of some of Canada’s most iconic songs. This year’s event broadcasts from Massey Hall on CBC Music, CBC Radio One and streams live via CBCMusic.ca/junos, CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Youtube pages. CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters in helping make this event possible.
Tickets for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle are available for purchase online at https://masseyhall.mhrth.com/. Tickets start at $29.50 plus fees and taxes with $1 from every ticket sold going towards MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards, in celebration of their 25th Anniversary.
After a massive revitalization, Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall will host the acclaimed concert series, where some of Canada’s most revered songwriters and 2022 JUNO Award nominees will captivate audiences with stripped down performances and intimate side stage conversations. The first round of performing artists include five-time JUNO nominee Charlotte Day Wilson, indie rocker and six-time JUNO Award winner Serena Ryder, rapper, singer and JUNO Award winner TOBi and Tamara Lindeman from the two-time JUNO nominated folk band The Weather Station.
“We are thrilled to be back in Toronto and have the opportunity to bring people together to celebrate Canadian artistry and the creative process at one of the best events of JUNO Week,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards, “It’s been nearly three years since we’ve held this event in-person and we can’t wait for artists, industry and fans to get the chance to exchange stories and perform with a language we all know; music.”
About JUNO Songwriters’ Circle:
WHAT: JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN and FACTOR in association with Music Publishers Canada is an evening of intimate conversations and stripped down performances with some of Canada’s top songwriters and 2022 JUNO nominees. Hear personal stories and anecdotes behind some of your favourite songs.
WHO: Charlotte Day Wilson, Serena Ryder, TOBi, Tom Power (Host), The Weather Station and more to be announced
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11 | Doors 7:00 p.m. | Show 8:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Massey Hall | 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON
The 51st annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2022 will be hosted in Toronto, ON from May 9 through May 15, 2022, culminating in The JUNO Awards. Produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company), The 2022 JUNO Awards will make history on Sunday, May 15 as it broadcasts and streams for the first time from an outdoor venue at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos.
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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Lead Sponsors: SiriusXM Canada, TikTok and Sonos
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, The City of Toronto 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. In 2021 The JUNO Awards celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with a national celebration of Canadian music. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
About Massey Hall
Massey Hall is one of Canada’s most revered cultural institutions and a designated National Historic Site. Built in 1894 by Hart Massey, Massey Hall was gifted to the citizens of Toronto and now operates as a charitable not-for-profit organization. Remaining true to Massey’s vision, the organization devotes much of its focus to artist development, community outreach, and educational programming.
Between 2018 and 2021, Massey Hall closed its iconic red doors for the most significant renovation in its history. The historic hall reopened on November 25, 2021 with a sold-out performance by legendary Canadian folk icon, Gordon Lightfoot. In the coming months, the revitalization will be complete and will introduce new spaces that will collectively be known as Allied Music Centre – Canada’s premiere multi-purpose performance facility. Allied Music Centre will feature a total of four venues and new creative spaces for artists, educators, and community groups alike. When this revitalization is complete, Massey Hall’s legacy will shine for another century and beyond.
MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards. MusiCounts’ vision is to ensure all youth in Canada have access to music education through their schools and communities. This vision is realised through grant programs that invest directly into schools and communities across Canada and put musical instruments into the hands of kids. Additionally, MusiCounts creates educational resources; empowers young people to pursue music as a career; and celebrates teachers, artists, and philanthropists who champion music education. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $15,700,000 in support of music education in Canada.
SOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 175,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com
About Music Publishers Canada
Music Publishers Canada is a membership-based organization, founded in 1949, that ensures the views of music publishers in Canada are heard. It is our mission to create business opportunities for our members and to promote their interests and those of their songwriting partners through advocacy, communication, and education.
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