Featured image from a previous JUNO Week by Ryan Bolton
One of Canada’s biggest events celebrating the nation’s musical talent is coming March 11-17 in London, Ontario. Enjoy a full week jam-packed with activities for music lovers before CBS broadcasts the big awards banquet.
Here are the highlights of the week.
JUNO Cup Jam: Thursday, March 14, 8 p.m.
Rob Snoek and Sophia Jurksztowicz of CBC Sports hosts JUNO Cup Jam, an evening of collaboration between musicians and athletes. Appearances include Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo, Classified, The Reklaws, members of Born Ruffians, Cuff the Duke, Ferraro, and Jeff Giles from Jane’s Party—all backed by the Devin Cuddy Band.
The jam is at Rum Runners, 176 Dundas Street. Tickets, general admission only, are $22.60 per person. Buy at Ticketmaster Canada or the London Music Hall Box Office. Proceeds from the jam benefit MusiCounts, a non-profit organization that provides children and youth access to music programs through schools and communities throughout Canada.
JUNO Cup Jam is an age 19+ event.
JUNO Comedy Show: Friday, February 15, 7 p.m.
SiriusXM’s Ben Miner of SiriusXM hosts this evening of laughs by the 2019 JUNO Award nominees for Comedy Album of the Year. Appearances include comedians Chanty Marostica, Dave Merheje, Mayce Galoni, and Pat Thornton.
The JUNO Comedy Show is at the London Music Hall, 185 Queens Avenue. Tickets are $27.50 per person plus fees and available online at londonmusichall.com, through Ticketmaster Canada’s automated phone service at (855) 985-5000, or in person at the London Music Hall Box Office at 185 Queens Avenue.
The comedy show is an age 19+ event.
JUNO Cup: Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
The JUNO Cup is a celebrity hockey game coached by Brandon Prust of the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens and officiated by National Hockey League (NHL) referee Bill McCreary. These hockey stars will compete on the ice:
- Doug Gilmour, Toronto Maple Leafs
- Gary Roberts, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs
- Mark Napier, Montréal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers
- Sami Jo Small, Toronto Furies
- Natalie Spooner, Toronto Furies
- Sarah Nurse and Renata Fast, Toronto Furies
- Dennis Maruk, Washington Capitals and Minnesota North Stars
- Dave McLlwain, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets
- Mike Kostka, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators
- Brad Dalgarno, New York Islanders
Live performances and special competitions are also part of the evening. Hear music from:
- Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo
- The Reklaws
- Adrian Sutherland, Midnight Shine
- Amanda Rheaume
- Menno Versteeg, Hollerado
- Mitch Derosier and Luke Lalonde, Born Ruffians
- Jeff Giles, Jane’s Party
- Katie Munshaw, Dizzy
The JUNO Cup is at the Western Fair District Sports Centre, 865 Florence Street. Tickets are $20 plus fees per person for up to nine tickets and $15 plus fees per person when you buy 10 or more tickets. Get your tickets onine at budweisergardens.com, by phone at (866) 455-2849, or at the Courtesy Ford Box Office, located at Gate 1 of the Budweiser Gardens.
JUNO Fest: Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
JUNO Fest features performances by more 100 artists across 15 venues. The full schedule and show locations haven’t been announced yet but will be available at the JUNO Fest page when they are.
Wristbands allowing admissions into all JUNO Fest venues are $30 per person, plus tax and services, and available now at Ticket Web Canada.
Junior JUNOS: Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.
CBC Kids stars Tony and Gary the Unicorn host Junior JUNOS, a dance party featuring live music by Children’s Album of the Year JUNO Award nominees Beppie, Ginalina, Sonshine & Broccoli, and Splash’N Boots. Arrive early for crafts, interactive activities, and a special meet and greet with True from True and the Rainbow Kingdom.
Junior JUNOS will be held at the Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street. Tickets cost $9.04 for children, $22.60 for adults, and $45.20 for family passes. Buy tickets at Eventbrite Canada.
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle: Sunday, March 17, noon
The songwriter’s circle is known as the “Jewel of JUNO Week”. Discover the powerful role that songwriting plays by hearing rare collaborations between artists, along with the inside scoop on the inspiration and process behind their favorite songs.
Alan Doyle, a 12-time JUNO nominee, hosts the 2019 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle at Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington Street. The event will be broadcast live at CBC Radio One and via livestream at CBCMusic.ca/junos.
If you want to attend the songwriters’ circle live, tickets start at $49.50 per person, plus taxes and service fees. Buy tickets at Eventbrite Canada.
Proceeds from the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle benefit MusiCounts.
Get more information about the entire week’s festivities at junoawards.ca.