JunoFest Rolls Out Its Musical Line-Up

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Live music hits the streets of Vancouver! Today at a JUNO Awards concert inside HMV in Downtown Vancouver, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the extensive line-up of 2009 JunoFest performers slated to hit the stages during JUNO Awards Weekend. JunoFest wristbands (priced at $30) go on sale starting Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. (PST), through Ticketmaster and participating JunoFest venues. JunoFest takes place on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, each night from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Wristbands offer fans priority entry at all JunoFest venues (subject to capacity). Must be 19 years of age or older to attend.

Produced in association with Vancouver-based Donnelly & Associates Event Marketing Inc., JunoFest is a two-night music extravaganza that showcases the talents of over 100 local, regional and national artists representing the diverse spectrum of Canadian music.

Nearly half of the participating line-up has been chosen locally to highlight Vancouver’s rich and diverse music scene, in addition to performances from 2009 JUNO Award nominees and some of Canada’s national touring acts.

JunoFest ’09 line-up to-date: (*2009 JUNO Award Nominee)
Acres of Lions
Andrew Allen
Amos Garrett*
Bend Sinister
Big Dave McLean*
Billy Joe Green*
Carly Rae Jepsen
Current Swell
Daniel Wesley
Dan Mangan
Dearly Beloved
Deep Dark Woods
Dustin Bentall
Elise Estrada*
Elizabeth Shepherd*
Elliott Brood*
Faber Drive
George Leach
Greg Sczebel
The Gryphon Trio*
Hannah Georgas
Hey Ocean!
Hey Rosetta!
Inward Eye
Jason Plumb
Jaydee Bixby
Jessica Beach
Jimmy Zee Band
Jon & Roy
Kill Rhythm
Kinnie Starr
Ladies of the Canyon
Laura Smith
Le Groupe Swing*
Lindsay Ell
Mad Shadow
Marble Rye
Maryem & Ernie
Matthew Barber*
Matt Mays & EL
Mother Mother
Nat Jay
NQ Arbuckle*
Pride Tiger
Rich Hope
Royal Wood
Ryan McMahon
Said the Whale
Saint Alvia*
Sex With Strangers
Shawn Hlookoff
Shiloh Lindsey
Shout Out Out Out Out
Spread Eagle
Stand Down
Steve Dawson*
Suzie Vinnick*
The British Columbians
The Dudes
The Fugitives
The Good News
The Manvils
The Painted Birds
The Small Glories (Blue Violets)
The Turn
The Trews*
The Whethermen
Times Neue Roman
Tracy Bone*
Twilight Hotel*

Vince Vaccaro
Wakefield Drive
You Say Party! We Say Die!

JunoFest ’09 venues:
The Bourbon - 50 Cordova Street
Backstage Lounge - 1585 Johnston Street
Bar None - 1222 Hamilton Street
Biltmore Cabaret - 395 Kingsway
Doolin’s Irish Pub - 654 Nelson Street
Fairview Pub - 898 West Broadway
The Libra Room - 1608 Commercial Drive
The Media Club - 695 Cambie Street
The Penthouse - 1019 Seymour St.
Pub 340 - 340 Cambie Street
Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St
Red Room - 398 Richards Street
Richards on Richards - 1036 Richards Street
Rossini's - 1525 Yew Street
The Roxy - 932 Granville St
Royal Hotel - 1029 Granville
Shark Club - 180 Georgia
The Cellar - 1006 Granville
The Yale Hotel - 1300 Granville St

In addition to the JunoFest line-up are two independently produced musical showcases happening locally (only a limited number of JunoFest wristbands will be permitted access):

The Classical Music Showcase co-sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre, Music in the Morning and CBC Radio 2, headlines five-time JUNO Award nominees The Gryphon Trio, performing at Tom Lee Music Hall (929 Granville St) on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 adult/$15 senior/$12 student, available by calling Music in the Morning (604) 873-4612, or in person at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie St) and during March 17-20 at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut St).

Vancouver’s Coastal Church presents the Gospel Music Showcase featuring acoustic performances by Greg Sczebel, Laurell and 2009 JUNO Award nominees Starfield, taking place on Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coastal Church (1160 W. Georgia St). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (604) 684-8475.

Media Partners: CTV, The Fox, 103.5 QM-FM, 94.5 The Beat, TALK 1410, The PEAK, JACK FM, The Province, 24 Hours. For more information about JunoFest ’09 and associated events, go to www.junofest.ca.

Sponsors of The 2009 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” The Province of British Columbia, The City of Vancouver, Music BC and Radio Starmaker Fund.

Broadcast sponsors of The 2009 JUNO Awards are Garnier, Pepsi, Pontiac and Rogers.

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on The 38th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit our websites at www.carasonline.ca and www.junoawards.ca.

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