Thursday, October 18, 2018

The 2018 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in Vancouver honours past, present and future

Gord Downie received multiple posthumous honours and standing ovation - First time nominees took home more than half the evening's 36 awards - Special awards given to industry veterans Denise Donlon (Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award) and Gary Slaight (Humanitarian Award); rockstars Arcade Fire received International Achievement Award

Flaming Lips, Blue Rodeo to headline Riverfest Elora 2018

Riverfest Elora 2018 has announced the lineup for the three-day festival in August and it will feature The Flaming Lips, Blue Rodeo and Carly Rae Jepsen. This year’s festival begins Aug. 17 at Bissell Park in Elora and also includes July Talk, Dear Rouge, Bedouin Soundclash, Born Ruffians and Wolf Parade.

French Montana and DVBBS headlining iHeartRadio FanFest in Toronto

There’s nothing like an affordable music festival to ring in the sounds of spring. The 2018 iHeartRadio FanFest has been announced, and it’s hitting Rebel on May 11.

2018 Federal Budget: FAME Disappointed to See Festivals and Events Ignored

Following the presentation of the federal budget for 2018-2019, Festivals and Major Events Canada (FAME) is disappointed that the federal government did not see fit to support the development and growth of the event industry at this time.

Canadian music festivals pledging gender equality in lineups by 2022

Four Canadian music events are joining an international pledge to fight inequality in the industry by vowing to have gender parity across their lineups by 2022.


Midland, LOCASH, James Barker Band, The Washboard Union, Lindsay Ell & more will join headliners Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson and Thomas Rhett

Foo Fighters, Shawn Mendes to head Bluesfest 2018

Bluesfest 2018 will feature headliners Foo Fighters and Shawn Mendes, as well as local acts like The Town Cryers and The Bank Street Bonbons, organizers...

Michael Bublé set to entertain and delight audiences as host of The 2018 JUNO...

Prepare to be entertained by the one and only Michael Bublé. CARAS and CBC today announced that the 12-time JUNO Award winner and beloved Canadian crooner is set to host The 2018 JUNO Awards

Memories play in these little-known Canadian songs

Former MuchMusic host John Roberts, Canada’s top big band leader/arranger Christine Jensen and singer/songwriter Eliana Cuevas list unheard-of songs that had an impact on their lives.

Man charged with social media threats about a Saskatchewan country music festival

A man has been charged after threats were made on social media about a Saskatchewan country music event scheduled for next summer.