RELEASE: JUNO Concert Sereis Presents Songs From Winnipeg

MEDIA ADVISORY:

 

JUNO CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS SONGS FROM WINNIPEG

 

MUSICAL SHOWCASE RETURNS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT THE LEGENDARY HORSESHOE TAVERN
WITH ARTISTS RAISING FUNDS FOR MUSICOUNTS

– Show features Cuff the Duke, Harlan Pepper, Jeremy Fisher, Del Barber, Ridley Bent and many more playing their favourite tunes from Winnipeg musical greats like Neil Young, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who, The Watchmen, Streetheart and The Weakerthans. –

 

Toronto, ON (October 29, 2013) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) along with Paquin Entertainment are gearing up for the latest edition of the JUNO Concert Series, which pays tribute to Winnipeg songwriters in advance of the 2014 JUNO Awards in Winnipeg.  A diverse lineup of established artists and rising talent will collaborate to salute Winnipeg’s rich musical heritage for one unforgettable night at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.  Proceeds from the December 7 event will go to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.

The slate of performers on December 7 includes Cuff the Duke, Harlan Pepper, Jeremy Fisher, Lindy, Miranda Mulholland, NQ Arbuckle, Del Barber, and Ridley Bent, with more to be announced, along with special guests. SiriusXM’s Jeff Leake will host the musical showcase.

“The opportunity to bring together artists across Canada to celebrate songs born out of Manitoba has a particularly strong personal connection for us,” explains Julien Paquin, CARAS board member and President of Paquin Entertainment Group’s Agency division, which holds offices in Toronto and Winnipeg. “We look forward to kicking off the 2014 JUNO festivities, and are thankful to partner with MusiCounts and CARAS on this event.”

Advance tickets are $20 and are available now at Ticketfly.com, the Horseshoe front bar (801 Queen Street West), Soundscapes (572 College Street), and Rotate This (801 Queen Street West).

The JUNO Concert Series (#JUNOConcertSeries) will strike a chord with Canadian music lovers and build excitement for 2014 JUNO Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 24 – March 30, 2014.  The weeklong celebration will culminate with The 2014 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CTV on March 30.

Curated by Paquin Entertainment, the JCS is presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and supported by media partners Exclaim.ca and NOW Magazine, with additional support from Manitoba Music.

CARAS is dedicated to year-round initiatives that foster the talent of Canadian musicians and provide opportunities for homegrown artists to showcase their work.  Now in its third year, the JUNO Concert Series is an important element of this year-round mandate.  To date, the JUNO Concert Series has raised over $40,000 for MusiCounts.

The new programming follows two successful Concert Series shows at The Horseshoe Tavern in December 2012 and Lula Lounge in March 2013.  For more information on the JUNO Concert Series, visit www.junoawards.ca.

Sponsors of the 2014 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Tourism Winnipeg and TD Bank Group.

Broadcast Sponsors of The 2014 JUNO Awards include Chrysler, Garnier and TD.

 

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Media Contact:
Chris Lackner
Holmes PR
clackner@holmespr.com
416-628-5613

 

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