Everything you need to know (so far) about the 2018 JUNO Awards

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.

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