JUNOfest 2017 lineup to include over 35 JUNO nominees, such as The Strumbellas, Silla + Rise, The Dirty Nil, Whitehorse, Tasha The Amazon, Holy Fuck, Bit Funk, Cold Creek County, Exco Levi, and more

The Strumbellas at Mavericks. Photo by Scott Martin Visuals
The Strumbellas at Mavericks. Photo by Scott Martin Visuals

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the artist line-up for the 2017 edition of JUNOfest, presented by CBC Music. The annual two-night music festival will showcase performances by top Canadian acts on stages in more than 15 venues across Ottawa on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 as part of the 2017 JUNO Week.

Cold Creek County @ #Country4FortMac at The Phoenix in Toronto – Photo: Mike Highfield

JUNOfest wristbands are available to purchase for $30 (plus tax and service fees) and go on sale at www.ticketfly.com today (Tuesday, March 7.) Wristbands provide priority access to all venues participating in JUNOfest for both nights. Single show tickets will also be available for purchase in advance or at the door, but are subject to space and availability.

Musicians confirmed to participate include:

Amanda Rheaume performs at the Observatory at Algonquin College photo by Dave DiUbaldo
Adam Saikaley
Amanda Lowe
Amanda Rheaume
Amanda Tosoff*
Ammoye*
Angelique Francis
Antoine Lachance
Audrey Saparno
Band Of Rascals
Barbra Lica*
Barney Bentall (High Bar Gang)*
Berhnari
Big Jeezus Truck
Bit Funk*
Bleeker*
Blessed*
Blve Hills
Brandi Disterheft*
Bryden Gwiss Kwenzie*
Casa Lagarto
Caveboy
Céleste Lévis
Charles Spearin
Cold Creek County*
Colin Linden*
Common Deer
Corin Raymond*
Crystal Shawanda*
Damien Robitaille
Dave Young Quintet*
Devin Cuddy
Dilly Dally*
DJ Greg Reain
DJ Magnificent
DJ UNPIER
DRAE
Eddie Quotez
Ensign Broderick
Exco Levi*
Expanda Fuzz
Five Alarm Funk
Flying Hórses
FTRSL
George Beliveau
Ghostkeeper
Harea Band
Harrison*
Heather Bambrick* & David Braid*
Her Harbour
Holy Fuck*
Iconoclast
Jason Bajada
Jason Plumb
Jay Kartier*
Jenny Whiteley*
Jessica Pearson and East Wind
Jill Zmud
Jim Cuddy
Joëlle St-Pierre
Joey Landreth
Joey Robin Haché
Jonathan Becker & the North Fields
Julian Taylor Band
Kacy & Clayton*
Kaia Kater
Kalle Mattson
Kasador
Kathryn Berry
Keek
Kelly Prescott
La Bronze
leMeow
Loon Choir
Lyle Odjick and the Northern Steam
The Dirty Nil performs at TD Place in Ottawa Photo by Dave DiUbaldo
Maria Dunn*
Mclean
Mélanie Brûlé
Mélissa Ouimet
Menoncle Jason
MonkeyJunk
Mosely
Mushy Gushy
Neon Dreams
New Love
New Swears
Nick Soru
No Fuss
NOBRO
NQ Arbuckle
Old Man Grant
Onionface
Ornaments
Partner
Paul Reddick*
Pony Girl
Public Animal
Pugs and Crows and Tony Wilson*
Quantum Tangle*
Rebecca Noelle
Repartee
Sarah Scriver
Scary Bear Soundtrack
Scenic Route To Alaska
Sean Pinchin*
Shirantha Beddage*
Silla + Rise*
Silver Creek
Simon Daniel
Stay Classy
Steve Adamyk Band
Stuck On Planet Earth
Sykamore
Tanika Charles*
Tanya Tagaq
Tasha The Amazon*
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin*
The Abrams
The Artichoke Hearts
The Balconies
The Damn Truth
The Dirty Nil*
The Honest Heart Collective
The Lindbergh Babies
The Lytics
The Riot Police
The Split
The Strumbellas*
The Treble
Those Gulls
Thrifty Kids
Townes
Trevor Alguire
Trevor Walker
Twin Flames
Virginia To Vegas
Warren Dean Flandez*
Weaves*
Whitehorse*
William Prince*
Winchester Warm
wotts
Yao
Youngblood

*2017 JUNO Award nominee.

Iconoclast performs at Barrymore’s photo by Natalie Fay

Confirmed JUNOfest venues include:

Babylon
Cafe Dekcuf
Club Saw
House of Targ
Irene’s Pub
Live on Elgin
Mavericks
Minotaure
Pressed
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
St. Alban’s Church
The Bourbon Room
The Brass Monkey
The Bronson Centre Theatre
The Dominion Tavern
The Lowertown Brewery
The Mercury Lounge
The Rainbow Bistro
The Record Centre
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Promotional partners of JUNOfest: boom 99.7, CBC Ottawa, CTV Ottawa, Énergie 104.1, Le Droit, MAJIC 100, Metro News, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa’s New Country 94, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Rouge 94,9.

Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo performs at Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston photo by Ron Pettitt

JUNOfest is produced by Shawn Scallen/Spectrasonic.

For a list of all participating JUNOfest artists and venues, including a performance schedule, download The 2017 JUNO Awards mobile app or visit www.junoawards.ca.

Meg Warren of Repartee performs in front of a capacity crowd at TD Place – photo by Marc Labreque

JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. A live broadcast of The 46th Annual JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS