Bruce Cockburn to host 2017 JUNO Songwriters' Circle at National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Tickets to 'Jewel of JUNO Week' benefiting MusiCounts
go on-sale November 24

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that Ottawa native, 12-time JUNO Award winner, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, and music legend Bruce Cockburn will host and perform at the 2017 JUNO Songwriters' Circle, to be held in the NAC Theatre at the National Arts Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.

JUNO Songwriters' Circle is an intimate and interactive concert benefiting MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS that works to keep music alive in schools and communities across Canada. Co-presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers) and Yamaha Canada Music, in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association, this event will feature some of Canada's most talented songwriters, performing their songs and sharing the stories behind them.

Tickets go on sale on November 24 at 10 a.m. EST at www.ticketmaster.ca, the National Arts Centre Box Office or by phone at 1-888-991-2787. Tickets are available for $49.50 and $59.50 (plus taxes and service fees), with proceeds supporting MusiCounts.

Promotional Partners: 92.3 JACK FM, 580 CFRA, 1310NEWS, boom 99.7, CBC Ottawa, Le Droit, Metro News, Ottawa Citizen, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Rouge 94,9.

The 2017 JUNO Award nominees joining Cockburn on stage will be announced in February 2017.

Website: www.junoawards.ca
Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards
Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Premier partners of the 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

About CARAS:

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.

SOURCE 2017 JUNO Awards

For further information: Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, zai@rockitpromo.com, 416 656 0707 ext. 127


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