Robin kuniski/for metro halifax


Dan Vacon of the Dudes and Mayor Dave Bronconnier were at the Epcor Centre yesterday to announce a series of major Juno events leading up to the April 6 celebration of Canadian music to be held in Calgary.


The month of March was proclaimed as "Calgary – Music Lives Here Month" by Mayor Dave Bronconnier yesterday, as the city gets set to host Canada’s biggest music awards night.

"The March Music Series will celebrate Calgary's vibrant music scene and show our citizens the strength of local music and events — the perfect opening act for a weekend-long celebration of local and Canadian music during Juno Awards weekend," said Bronconnier.

Part of the month-long lead up to the April 6 Juno awards gala will be the March Music Series — 150 live music events will take place throughout the month of March.

Several Juno related events have been lined up for music fans, including a free concert featuring Canadian music stars Sloan, Finger Eleven, Bedouin Soundclash and Calgary’s own, The Dudes, all slated for 5 to 11 p.m. on April 3.

JunoFest — a two day festival with 120 local and national acts will lead up to the main awards night, JunoCup is a charity hockey game with NHL alum and would-be-hockey-players-turned musician going head to head and Juno FanFare, an autograph session with some of the country’s biggest stars, will be part of the lead up to the awards night.

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