The 46th Annual JUNO Awards are taking place Sunday, April 2nd, and this year, they are coming to the Canadian Tire Centre located in Stittsville!
Hosted by Bryan Adams and Russell Peters and featuring performances by Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Talent, The Arkells, The Strumbellas, A Tribe Called Red, Ruth B, Dallas Smith, and July Talk, this is an event you certainly won’t want to miss.
The ceremony begins at 6:30 PM and, for those who prefer to watch at home, will also be broadcasted live on CTV.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Ottawa 2017 has a whole slew of great events planned for Juno Week
On Thursday, March 30th, at 8:30 PM, Ottawa’s Bourbon Room will be hosting the second annual JUNO Cup Jam, a benefit concert with ticket proceeds going to support MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
The concert will feature Kathleen Edwards (of Quitter’s Coffee fame in Stittsville), Jim Cuddy, Amanda Rheaume, Darryl James of the Strumbellas, Devin Cuddy Band, Gord Bamford, Jonathan Roy, and more. Tickets run at $25 and are available for purchase here.
Building on the excitement, the 14th annual Juno Cup will take place on Friday, March 31st 7:30 at the TD Place Arena. This interesting matchup pits NHL Greats: Daniel Alfredsson, Paul Coffey, Chris Phillips, Gary Roberts, and more against Juno music champions such as: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Sam Roberts, Jon Gallant (Billy Talent), Kathleen Edwards, and Darryl James (The Strumbellas).
This hockey/music alliance will join forces to support MusiCounts in a celebrity hockey game you need to see to believe. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.tdplace.ca.
Beyond these great events, there is also JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare, and the JUNO Songwriting Circle all slated to be excellent celebrations of Canadian music.
I am thrilled about all of the spectacular entertainment scheduled for JUNO week and am happy to see so many Canadian artistic talents gathered in the nation’s capital. I hope to see many of you at the festivities. For more information, please visit http://www.ottawa2017.ca/events/signature-events/juno-awards-and-juno-week.