JUNO Week Event Details Announced

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the 2015 JUNO Host Committee today announced the details for an exciting lineup of events slated for Hamilton as part of the 2015 JUNO Week celebrations, March 9 – 15.

JUNO Photography Exhibition
Date: January 24 – April 19, 2015
Time: Open during regular gallery hours, visit artgalleryofhamilton.com
Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery, 123 King St. W., Hamilton
What: A stunning retrospective photography exhibition showcasing the past 40+ years of Canadian music and the JUNO Awards. More than 50 photos from the JUNO Awards’ 40th Anniversary book, Music from Far and Wide, as well as never before seen photos taken by Canada’s foremost rock and roll photographers including Barry Roden, Bruce Cole, Grant Martin, Tom Sandler, Alex Urosevic and photographers from iPhoto Inc.
Purchase Details: Free

Francophone Singer/Songwriter Circle
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton
What: Enjoy performances by Eric Dubeau, Michel Bénac (SWING), Stef Paquette, Mastik and Le Rover cocktails.
Purchase Details: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available online www.centrefrancais.ca or pick up at the Centre française Hamilton show office; 95 King St., Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9. Phone: 905-547-5702

SiriusXM JUNO Awards Kickoff
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm – Midnight
Location: Liuna Station, 360 James St N, Hamilton
What: SiriusXM Canada, CARAS, and the Hamilton Host Committee present four-time JUNO Award winners The Sheepdogs, with special guests three-time JUNO Award nominees Tokyo Police Club and Say Yes (members of Alexisonfire and Saint Alvia). The bands will play Hamilton’s historic Liuna Station with all proceeds from ticket sales going to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and part of SiriusXM’s ongoing dedication to music charities developed for youth. Featuring national broadcast on SiriusXM’s JUNO Radio on the weekend.
Purchase Details: Tickets available on ticketmaster.ca for $20.00

Turn It On Music Crawl
Presented by Horizon Utilities
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: JUNO Zone, which includes Jackson Square, James Street North/South and King Street
What: Enhanced Art Crawl with live music performances throughout the JUNO Zone and Jackson Square (mall). Local entertainment will be highlighted in these areas with food trucks at various venues, galleries and stores. Jackson Square will feature 10 stages during the day as a lead up to the Art Crawl that evening.

Presented By Pizza Pizza
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena, 25 Hester Street, Hamilton ON, L9A 2N3
What: JUNO Awards Weekend kicks off with a celebrity fundraising hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. NHL Greats and Canadian musicians will face off in a fun, competitive, non contact hockey game.
Rockers: (To date)
AJ Johnson (Cuff the
Duke/Odd Years)
Amanda Rheaume
Beard Guy (Walk Off The
Brian Murphy (Alvvays)*
Casey Laforet (Elliott
Chris Crippin (Hedley)*
Chris Biggs (HTZ FM)
Chris Ziemniak (Y108)
Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro)
Dallas Smith*
Del Barber*
Devin Cuddy (Devin Cuddy
Dylan Hudecki
Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck)
Jay Bodner (Eagle and
Jeremy Widerman (Monster
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)
Jimmy Hayes (Harlan
Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
Mark Sasso (Elliott Brood)*
Mark Hebscher (CHCH)-
Menno Versteeg
Michael Hollett
Paul Brandt
Peter Kesper (NQ Arbuckle)
Phil MacIssac (Alvvays)*
Sam Roberts*
Sarah Harmer
Serge Sargento (The
Tyler Armes (Down With
Vince Fontaine (Eagle and
*Denotes a 2015 JUNO Award nominee
NHL Greats: (To date)
Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders)
Gary Leeman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets)
Gary Roberts (Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames)
Mark Napier (Montréal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres)
Mike Pelyk (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Natalie Spooner (Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Hockey)
Ric Nattres (Montréal Canadiens, Calgary Flames)
Rick Vaive (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabers)
Tessa Bonhomme (Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Hockey)
Troy Crowder (Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils)
Wendel Clark (Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks,
Tampa Bay Lighting)
Purchase Details: Available on ticketmaster.ca for $20.00 (plus service charges). Proceeds benefit MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.

BLAME IT ON HAMILTON, A Celebration of Hamilton’s Musical Heritage
Presented by Front Room Entertainment, with support from Slaight Music
Date: Friday, March 13th
Time: 7:00pm Doors, 8:30pm Show
Location: Hamilton Public Library, 4th Floor, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
Participating Artists: Matt Andersen, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Digging Roots, Sarah Harmer, Jon Harvey (Monster Truck), Terra Lightfoot, Ian Thornley (Big Wreck), Tomi Swick, Hawksley Workman, Jeremy Fisher and more.
Purchase Details: Tickets are $70 and can be purchased in person at Picks & Sticks, Dr. Disc and Hamilton Public Library Central Branch. 50 JUNOfest wristband holders will be permitted standing room access on a first come first served basis. (Must arrive to the box office by 7pm)

JUNIOR JUNOS – Featuring the 2015 Children’s Album of the Year Nominees
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton – Wentworth Room, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
What: JUNO Week festivities in Hamilton will include a family oriented musical concert featuring nominees for the 2015 Children’s Album of the Year JUNO Award. Emceeing the concert will be “Hamilton’s Special Music Ambassador” Jude Johnson. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk the red carpet, listen to some amazing Canadian children’s music and participate in some exciting JUNO themed activities.
Who: Fred Penner*, LuLu et le Matou*, Splash’ N Boots*, More artist to be announced
*Denotes a 2015 JUNO Award Nominee
Purchase Details: $15.00 (plus tax) per person, available at the first floor customer service desk at
Central Library or online at ticketscene.ca

JUNO Fan Fare
Presented by hmv Canada
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Lime Ridge Mall, 999 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton
What: One of the most popular events of JUNO week, JUNO Fan Fare, presented by hmv Canada, gives Canadian music fans the opportunity to meet their favourite artists including:
Dallas Smith*
Glenn Morrison*
Kira Isabella*
MacKenzie Porter*
Melanie Durrant*
Nikki Yanofsky*
Paul Brandt
Sam Roberts*
Shawn Mendes*
The Road Hammers*
Trevor Guthrie*
Zeds Dead*
*Denotes a 2015 JUNO Award nominee
Much VJ Liz Trinnear and Tyrone Edwards host of E!, will be hosting the event featuring interviews with artists, autograph sessions, live performances, prize giveaways and much more.
Purchase Details: Free public event. There will be 4 artist tables for fans to choose from. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis, so visit www.junofanfare.ca to sign up today!

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Presented by SOCAN and Yamaha Canada Music
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: The Great Hall at Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab Street South, Hamilton
What: JUNO Songwriters’ Circle brings together some of the most talented Canadian singer-songwriters, sharing songs and stories on stage. Tom Power of CBC Radio will be our on-stage host to lead the discussion and introduce the artists in this truly unique setting and not-to-be-missed event.
Emmanuel Jal*
Fred Penner*
Ian Thornley (Big Wreck)*
Jenn Grant*
Jess Moskaluke*
Matt Andersen*
Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother)*
*Denotes a 2015 JUNO Award nominee
Purchase Details: $39.75 (plus taxes and service charges) available through the FirstOntario Centre box office, by phone 1-855-872-5000, at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at ticketmaster.ca

The JUNO Awards Red Carpet
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Location: Outside FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Boulevard, Hamilton
What: The evening begins with an exciting Red Carpet show prior to the live CTV Broadcast.
The 2015 JUNO Awards Broadcast
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time: 5:30pm Doors, 6:45pm Seated, 7:00pm Show
Location: FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Boulevard, Hamilton
What: The 2015 JUNO Awards airs live from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre on CTV and CTV GO at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. AT and at 7 p.m. in all other markets.
Performing: Arkells, Deadmau5, Hedley, Kiesza, MAGIC!, and Shawn Mendes, with more to be announced!
Purchase Details: Tickets are on sale now! They are available through the FirstOntario Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-872-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Tickets range from $39 to $149 (plus service charges).