Published Mar 01, 2011The Juno Awards is continuing its tribute to the music of the last 40 years with the fourth and final instalment of its concert series at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern. With the '70s, '80s and '90s already in the bag, this last night will focus on the music of the 2000s. The show will take place this Saturday (March 5) and is produced by Pheromone Recordings and MapleMusic.
While past shows have brought in the heroes of music past, this tribute night to the Canadian music of the 2000s will include some current stars. Among the big names already on board are Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Sarah Slean, Justin Rutledge, Dave Hamelin of the Stills, Neil Quin of Zeus, Royal Wood, the Order of Good Cheer, and NQ Arbuckle. And you can expect more performers to be announced soon.
Tickets cost $20, and you can buy them from Ticketmaster, the Horseshoe, Soundscapes or Rotate This.
Like last time, Exclaim! is holding a competition to commemorate the event. All you have to do is go here and pick your favourite Canadian song of the 2000s. If you do, you will be entered for a chance to win a CD library from MapleMusic and Pheramone Recordings. This writer's pick is embedded at the bottom of this page.
As with past tribute nights, Toronto's NOW Magazine will present an instalment of NOW Talks, featuring journalists and artists speaking about the music of the 2000s. This one will include Brendan Canning and Jason Rutledge. It will take place on Thursday (March 3) at the NOW Lounge, located at 189 Church St. in Toronto. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.