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From left: Mike Ford (3), Brad Delgamo (15), Amanda Rheaume (16), Troy Crowder (55) and Mark Napier (35) have some fun during a practice for the Juno Cup in Winnipeg, Thursday.

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From left: Mike Ford (3), Brad Delgamo (15), Amanda Rheaume (16), Troy Crowder (55) and Mark Napier (35) have some fun during a practice for the Juno Cup in Winnipeg, Thursday.

Juno weekend has finally arrived, and all the 'Peg's a party. There are tons of ways for fans to get in on the action -- from the Juno Cup charity hockey game to meet-and-greets to concerts -- before the weekend culminates with the big broadcast awards show at the MTS Centre on Sunday night. Here's your guide to Juno weekend.

JUNO CUP

Friday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

MTS Iceplex

Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster

Watch the Rockers face off against NHL alumni during the Juno Cup, the popular celebrity hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada's music-education charity associated with CARAS. Amanda Rheaume, Jim Cuddy, Stephen Carroll (the Weakerthans) and more will give 110 per cent while former Winnipeg Jets Thomas Steen and Perry Miller and 2014 Olympic gold medallists Natalie Spooner and Rebecca Johnston will keep their sticks on the ice, eh?

Manitoba Rocks! With the WSO

Friday, March 28, Saturday March 29, 8 p.m.

Matinee on Sunday March 30, 2 p.m.

Centennial Concert Hall

Tickets $27 at Ticketmaster, 25 JunoFest wristbands will be admitted

Four of Winnipeg's best bands -- Imaginary Cities, Juno nominees Royal Canoe, The Lytics and Nathan Music Co. -- join forces with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for what will doubtless be an unforgettable (and uniquely Winnipeg) musical experience.


JunoFest (Friday)

Friday, March 28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Various venues

JunoFest wristbands $30 at Ticketmaster; individual shows are $10-20

More than 100 local and national bands will be performing over two nights in the city. That's a lot of music, but there are two blockbuster showcases you'll definitely want to check out on Friday night. The first is the JunoFest hip-hop showcase at the Exchange Event Centre, featuring 2014 Juno nominees Rich Kidd, D-Sisive, Dru and Joanna Borromeo, along with Grand Analog, Winnipeg Boyz and R.O.Z. The second is the Outlaws and Gunslingers roots showcase at the West End Cultural Centre, featuring Ron Sexsmith, The Stumbellas, Lee Harvey Osmond, Del Barber, Justin Rutledge and more.

 

Junior Junos

Saturday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. until noon

Manitoba Children's Museum

Admission is $18. This is a ticketed event; the museum will be closed to the general public

Little music fans will want to dance, shimmy and shake along with the Children's Album of the Year nominee showcase featuring Charlie Hope, Gary Rasberry, Helen Austin, Manitoba's Marie-Claude and Splash'N Boots. Revellers will also be able to explore the galleries and build their own instruments.

 

Juno Fan Fare

Saturday, March 29, noon - 3 p.m.

HMV St. Vital

Free, but tickets and wristbands are required for autographs. Visit junoawards.ca/events/juno-week-events/juno-fan-fare/ for full details.

One of the most popular events of Juno weekend, Juno Fan Fare gives fans the opportunity to meet artists such as Tegan and Sara, Walk Off the Earth, Rich Kidd, Kardinall Offishall, Brett Kissel and more. Much's Liz Trinnear and Scott Willats will host the event, which will include interviews, autograph sessions, live performances, prize giveaways and more.

 

JunoFest (Saturday)

Saturday, March 29, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Various venues

JunoFest wristbands $30 at Ticketmaster; individual shows are $10-20

JunoFest rolls on Saturday night with yet more gigs all over the city. Our money is on the Aboriginal Juno Nominee Showcase at the Exchange Event Centre, featuring nominees Inez Jasper and Amanda Rheaume sharing the stage with A Tribe Called Red, who is up for Breakthrough Artist and Electronic Artist of the year. Leonard Sumner and George Leach will also perform. Union Sound Hall is hosting an Arts & Crafts showcase, headlined by alternative-album-of-the-year nominees the Darcys. Singer/songwriter Megan Bonnell, Calgary's Reuben and the Dark and Los Angeles's No are also on the bill. The Pyramid also boasts an all-killer, no-filler lineup featuring Halifax experimentalist Rich Aucoin, local nominee Mahogany Frog and Mounties, the new supergroup featuring Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle (Limblifter, Age of Electric) and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat).

 

Juno Songwriters' Circle

Sunday, March 30, noon-2 p.m.

Burton Cummings Theatre

Tickets $25.95-$39.95 at Ticketmaster

The so-called jewel of the Junos brings together some of Canada's best songsmiths for an afternoon of performance and conversation about their craft. Randy Bachman will lead the circle, which will include Shad, Matt Epp, Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay of July Talk, and Dallas and Travis Good from the Sadies.


Juno Photo Exhibition

Friday, March 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gurevich Fine Art

View a stunning retrospective photography exhibition showcasing more than 40 photos from the Juno Awards' 40th anniversary book, Music from Far and Wide, as well as rare photos taken by Canada's foremost rock 'n' roll photographers including Barry Roden, Bruce Cole, Grant Martin and Tom Sandler.

 

2014 Juno Awards Broadcast

Sunday, March 30 at 8 p.m. on CTV

MTS Centre

Tickets $39-$189 at Ticketmaster

You can tune in to the 43rd annual Juno Awards from the comfort of the your couch, but tickets are still available for those who want to see the show live. Hosted by Serena Ryder, Classified and Johnny Reid, the telecast features performances by Brett Kissel, Classified, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Matt Mays, OneRepublic, Robin Thicke, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Tegan and Sara, the Sheepdogs, Tim Hicks, Travis Good of the Sadies and Walk Off the Earth. Arcade Fire, meanwhile, is appearing via video.

jen.zoratti@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 28, 2014 A1

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Updated on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6:58 AM CDT: adds photo

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