- THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS air Sunday, March 30 from Winnipeg's MTS Centre -
- Tickets available beginning Friday, February 14 through www.ticketmaster.ca -
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TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Today CTV and The Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced East Coast rocker Matt Mays and platinum selling, Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs as additional performers for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, Sunday March 30 on CTV and CTV GO. A five-time JUNO Award nominee, including a 2014
nomination for Rock Album of the Year (sponsored by Musicians' Rights
Organization Canada), Mays makes his JUNO stage debut this year.
Three-time JUNO Award winning rockers, The Sheepdogs, are poised to
shake up the JUNO stage for their second consecutive year. The
Saskatoon band returns with a special tribute performance honouring
Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO).
Matt Mays and The Sheepdogs join previously announced performers Robin Thicke, Serena Ryder, Tegan and Sara, and Walk Off The Earth.
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performers are available at www.bellmediapr.ca/network/CTV and www.junoawards.ca.
"We're thrilled to be paying tribute to our musical forefathers BTO, and
it's extra sweet to do it in the great rock 'n roll town of Winnipeg,"
said The Sheepdogs lead vocalist and guitarist Ewan Currie.
In addition to The Sheepdogs, fans at home also have the chance to pay
tribute to BTO with the new, interactive site, JUNO Tribute Nation. From now until March 3, fans can upload, or record directly, their best cover version of
classic BTO hit, "Takin' Care of Business." A selection of the
submitted performance clips will be compiled to create a spectacular
video event, unveiled during THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on March 30 on CTV and CTV GO.
Tickets for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS go on sale on Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. CST. Tickets range from $39 to $189 (plus service charges) and are
available through the MTS Centre Box Office, by phone at
1-855-985-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Additional performer and presenter announcements will be released in the
THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive
Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions,
and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising
Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production.
Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks.
Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS are Dodge Dart, Garnier, TD, and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of the 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, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and TD Bank
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 and recording industries 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 and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of
quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV
has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years
in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and
Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's
largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found
on the network's website at CTV.ca.
Social Media Links
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca
For further information:
For more information on THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:
Noreen Hamid, 416.384.3259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Catania, 416.384.3173 or email@example.com
For more information on CARAS and the 2014 JUNO Awards, contact:
Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or akakoullis@holmesPR.com