Metalworks was thrilled last year when CARAS (The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science) and broadcast partner CTV announced that the 2011 JUNO awards would be held in our neighbouring city Toronto, Ontario this March.
This year, the JUNO Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary. The special events surrounding JUNO Week (March 21st-27th) promise lively entertainment and the anniversary is bound to evoke national pride as we experience this important milestone in the history of Canada’s Music Industry.
One exciting component of JUNO Week is JUNOFest, a multi-venue festival that showcases the diverse spectrum of regional and national artists in Canada. This year will be the tenth anniversary of JUNOFest and our volunteers have been given the responsibility of coordinating the festivals.
CARAS has given Metalworks students several managerial and logistic positions at JUNOFest. JUNOFest will feature over 100 bands at over a dozen venues. The volunteers will be putting their event management and live production skills to the test as they contribute to the promotion and celebration of Canadian music.
JunoFest has showcased more than 1,000 artists and bands of all backgrounds and genres including: African Guitar Summit, Arkells, Beast, Bedouin Soundclash, Classified, Divine Brown, D-Sissive, Doc Walker, DJ Brace, DL Incognito, Elliott Brood, Elizabeth Shepherd, Famous, Feist, Hey Rosetta!, Jane Bunnett, The Gryphon Trio, Jully Black, Julie Doiron, Little Miss Higgins, Marianas Trench, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, The Midway State, MSTRKRFT, NQ Arbuckle, Plants and Animals, The Sadies, Saint Alvia, Sam Roberts, Shad, Shout Out Out Out Out, Silverstein, Sloan, Tanya Tagaq, Thornley, Two Hours Traffic, Waking Eyes, The Wailin’ Jennys, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Zaki Ibrahim and hundreds more.
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