See the Juno Cup hockey, JunoFest concerts, fan fare and songwriters' circle
Named as one of the showcasing acts for the upcoming JunoFest a two-day, 17-venue music marathon Chris Kirby and the Marquee perform Tuesday at the Yellowbelly Brewery and Public House in St. Johns. Photo by Ashley Fitzpatrick /The Telegram
It was a menu of music and martinis - official Ruckus on the Edge, Screech-fueled martinis - for visitors to a Juno Awards press conference at the Yellowbelly Brewery on Tuesday afternoon.
Following a set from locals Chris Kirby and the Marquee, as well as a montage of clips from past Juno Awards shows, updates were made on the Juno Awards weekend (April 16-18).
President and CEO of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), Melanie Berry; vice president of events and special programming with CARAS, Chris Topping and chairman of the local Ruckus on the Edge organizing committee, Ken Marshall shared in the statements.
"It's a lot to digest. There's a lot going to happen," said Marshall of the weekend events.
The events include Juno Cup, JunoFest, Juno Fan Fare and the Juno songwriters' circle.
Tickets for select events (check the event information provided) will go on sale this Saturday, March 27, at noon.
They will be sold through the Mile One Centre box office (709-576-7657 or 1-888-361-4595) online at: www.admission.com.
Juno Cup - Friday, April 16
Jack Byrne Arena, Torbay, 7:30 p.m.
The hockey game is in support of the national music-in-education charity MusiCounts and will feature NHL players battling musicians on the ice.
Host of TSN's "Off the Record," Michael Landsberg, will be acting as an announcer at the event.
The NHLers' team will include: Brad Dalgarno, Mark Napier, Mike Pelyk, Paul Coffey, Troy Crowder and locals Andrew McKim and Greg Smyth. According to organizers, further names are to be added at a later date.
Meanwhile, the musicians' team includes 24 players. It is captained by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and includes names like Classified, Evan Cranley of Stars/Broken Social Scene, Greg Millson of Great Lake Swimmers, Jon Gallant of Billy Talent and Sean McCann of Great Big Sea.
Tickets to the game are $25.
The Musicians' Team: The Rockers
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) - Team Captain
Andrew Usenik (Ten Second Epic)
Evan Cranley (Stars/Broken Social Scene)
Greg Millson (Great Lake Swimmers)
Jay Bodner (Eagle & Hawk)
John Dinsmore (NQ Arbuckle)
Jon Gallant (Billy Talent)
Patrick Birtles (Ten Second Epic)
Paul Aucoin (Hylozoists)
Paul "Pdids" Murphy (Wintersleep)
Pete Kesper (NQ Arbuckle) - Goalie
Raven Kanatakta (Digging Roots)
Rex Goudie - Goalie
Rob Higgins (Dearly Beloved)
Sean McCann (Great Big Sea)
Tim "Squirly D" D'eon (Wintersleep)
Vince Fontaine (Eagle & Hawk)
JunoFest - Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17
Spread over 17 venues, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on both nights.
JunoFest is expected to ultimately feature over 100 bands.
JunoFest events are limited to those age 19 and over.
A $30 wrist band (on sale Saturday at noon) will get you in at all venues on both nights, as long as the site has not reached capacity. Otherwise, you take your chances and pay $12 at the door.
CBTG's - Holdsworth Court at George St.
CLB Armoury - 82 Harvey Rd
Club One - George St. at New Gower St.
Delta Ballroom - 120 New Gower St.
Dusk Ultralounge - 14 George St.
Fat Cat Blues Bar - 5 George St.
Green Sleeves - 12 George St.
Junctions Club - 208 Water St./McMurdo's Lane
O'Reilly's Irish Newfoundland Pub - 13 George St.
Shamrock City Pub - 340 Water St.
The Ship Inn - Solomon's Lane at Duckworth St. and Water St.
The Levee - Holdsworth Court at George St.
The Majestic Theatre - 390 Duckworth St.
The Martini Bar - George St. at William's Lane
Trapper John's Museum and Pub - 2 George St.
Yellowbelly Brewery and Public House - 288 Water St.
JunoFest Performers (Further performers to be announced):
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle
Great Lake Swimmers
Land of Talk
Sultans of String
The Road Hammers
Chris Kirby and the Marquee
Mountains and Trees
Over the Top
- Other Regional Artists
Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold
Juno Fan Fare - Saturday, April 17
The Village Shopping Centre, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The fan fare is an opportunity for autographs and photographs, with some live interviews to top things off.
It will be pulled together by MuchMusic hosts Sarah Taylor and Jesse Giddings.
Nominees set to attend include: Alexisonfire, Carly Rae Jepsen, Classified, Danny Fernandes, Faber Drive, George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Shiloh, Stereos, Terri Clark and The Road Hammers.
The Juno Fan Fare is a free public event.
Songwriters' Circle - Sunday, April 18
St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To feature music from participating songwriters Amelia Curran, Bahamas, Jarvis Church, Lights, Michael Kaeshammer and Terri Clark.
Tickets for this event are $44.95 and $39.95 and will also go on sale Saturday at noon, but will be sold through the Arts and Culture Centre box office (709-729-3900).