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Lineup Announced & Tickets On Sale for 2020 JUNO Kick-Off Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 JUNO Kick-Off Concert, which begin all the JUNO Week events in Saskatoon, SK ahead of the 49th annual JUNO Awards. JUNO Award winners and Saskatoon’s own The Sheepdogs will headline the event along with a night of classic Canadian covers and collaborations with popular JUNO artists and players from JUNO Cup. Proceeds from the event support MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards.

This year’s lineup will also feature appearances from Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and members of JUNO-Award winning bands Billy Talent, Splash’N Boots, The Strumbellas, as well as Eagle & Hawk, Hollerado, and Saskatchewan’s own The Hunter Brothers. Additional participants to be announced in the coming months.

Tickets for the JUNO Kick-Off Concert Presented by CBC Sports are available for purchase now online at Showpass.

“Music programs in schools are something that is not only important to us as a band but something that helped make us the band we are. Ewan and I met in grade 7 as part of our school’s ‘Zone Band’ while both playing the clarinet, as well as the fundamentals we learned during this time, contributed to us evolving as musicians later in life,” says Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs. “MusiCounts is an amazing charity that does fantastic work and we are always happy to be aligned with the work that they do. We are very excited to be a part of this event and using our music to help bring money directly to improve school music programs in our hometown.”

**WHEN: **Thursday, March 12 | Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m. CT

WHERE: Coors Event Centre, 241 2 Ave South, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1K8

The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9-15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Gem streaming service.

For more information, go to www.junoawards.ca.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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