Submissions for JUNOfest 2018 now open
The two-night music festival showcases
TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is now accepting artist submissions for JUNOfest 2018, presented by CBC Music. The annual two-night music festival lineup is packed with performances by Canada’s musical talent in venues throughout Vancouver on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 as part of JUNO Week 2018. This year’s JUNOfest will be produced by MRG Concerts.
“MRG Concerts is excited to partner with the JUNO Awards and CARAS for JUNOfest 2018,” Matt Gibbons, MRG Group Founder and President states. “We look forward to all the submissions and showcasing great Canadian talent in Vancouver.”
Interested artists can apply online between November 1, 2017 and December 20, 2017 at www.junofestsubmissions.ca
WHAT: A JUNO Week signature event, JUNOfest 2018 is a two-night music celebration featuring more than 100 artists performing in venues throughout Vancouver. The festival will feature live performances by artists from across Canada, representing the diverse genres of Canadian music. The participating line-up will include local artists to highlight Vancouver’s eclectic and vivacious music scene, 2018 JUNO Award nominees and some of Canada’s best touring acts.
JUNOfest is open to Canadian artists only. A $20 application fee will apply.
JUNOfest will be produced by MRG Concerts.
WHEN: JUNOfest will offer shows at multiple venues across downtown Vancouver on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24.
HISTORY: JUNOfest has showcased over 1,000 artists and bands of all backgrounds and genres including: African Guitar Summit, Alexisonfire, Alex Cuba, Ammoye, Anvil, Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Billy Talent, Brandi Disterheft, Cancer Bats, Classified, Crystal Shawanda, Deep Dark Woods, The Dirty Nil, Divine Brown, D-Sisive, Doc Walker, Down with Webster, Elliott Brood, Elizabeth Shepherd, Exco Levi, Feist, Fucked Up, The Gryphon Trio, Hey Rosetta!, Hollerado, Hot Panda, Jane Bunnett, Jim Cuddy, Jully Black, Julie Doiron, Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf, k-os, Kellylee Evans, KENmode, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Marianas Trench, Matt Mays, Metric, Milk & Bone, MonkeyJunk, MSTRKRFT, NQ Arbuckle, Paul Reddick, Plants and Animals, Quantum Tangle, The Sadies, Said the Whale, Sam Roberts, Shad, The Sheepdogs, Shout Out Out Out Out, Silla+Rise, Silverstein, Sloan, Tanya Tagaq, Thornley, Two Hours Traffic,, Virginia to Vegas, Weaves, Whitehorse, William Prince, Wintersleep, and hundreds more.
The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 25.
Website: www.junofestsubmissions.ca, www.junoawards.ca
Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, the Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver and TD Bank Group.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), please visit www.junoawards.ca.
About CBC Music:
CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.ca
About The MRG Group
In operation since 2008, with the reopening of the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, The MRG Group has grown into one of the leading hospitality and entertainment companies in Canada. Owning and operating a total of 8 properties across the country, the group’s preeminent venues include: Vogue Theatre, The Yale Saloon and Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC, The Garrick in Winnipeg, MB and Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, The Porch, Dublin Calling and Adelaide Hall in Toronto, ON. MRG Concerts developed as an amplification of it’s entertainment branch and has since established itself as an industry-leading promotion company producing over 400 shows per year. The Group’s latest initiative, MRG Events was introduced in 2017 to advance the creation of positive sharable experiences on a larger scale.
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