With the 2018 JUNO Awards just over two weeks away, it’s time to take a quick look at the announced activities and performers set to take the stages across the city of Vancouver for JUNOFest.
Announced as performers for the broadcast on March 25 are 2018 nominees Arcade Fire, Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyes, and Lights. In addition, Dallas Smith and Sarah Harmer will team up to perform a tribute to the late Gord Downie.
The annual charity event for MusiCounts that pits retired hockey players against your favourite Canadian performers begins with the JUNO Cup Jam on March 22 at Imperial Vancouver and will include performances by Odds, Aaron Pritchett, Chad Brownlee, Dallas Smith, Jill Barber, JJ Shiplett and others. Following the JUNO Cup Jam on March 23 will go down at Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby; and will include NHL greats Brad Dalgarno, Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych, Kirk McLean and Troy Crowder verses musicians Craig Northey (Odds), Devin Cuddy, Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers) and Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) among others.
Also announced for the weekend is the JUNO Songwriters Circle. Hosted by producer, Bob Rock, and Jann Arden at the Orpheum, the event will feature stories from JUNO-nominees Iskwé, Jim Cuddy, Rose Cousins Ruth B and Scott Helman.
Tickets for all the events can be found at http://junoawards.ca/events/. Stay tuned for more information and news as we look forward to the JUNOs.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.