The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that eight-time Juno Award-winning artist Jann Arden and Canadian producer Bob Rock, who has been responsible for some of the biggest rock and metal albums of the last thirty years, including all of METALLICA's studio output during the 1990s and early 2000s, will co-host and perform at the 2018 Juno Songwriters' Circle Presented by SOCAN, Sunday, March 25 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PST at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre.
After co-writing what is known as Arden's most personal and poignant album to date, "These Are The Days", to be released in March 2018, the pair will reunite as co-hosts of the Juno Songwriters' Circle.
Presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers), Juno Songwriters' Circle is an intimate and interactive event, benefiting MusiCounts. Considered the "Jewel of Juno Week," Juno Songwriters' Circle showcases some of Canada's most talented songwriters, performing their original songs and sharing the stories behind them. Arden and Rock will be joined on stage by 2018 Juno Award nominees who will be announced in February 2018.
"Juno Songwriters' Circle is a truly inspiring event that demonstrates the passion and inspiration of songwriting. These artists truly open themselves up to their audience showcasing their vulnerability and raw emotion," said Arden. " I feel so fortunate to be a part of an event that not only offers audiences unfiltered access to artists but also benefits Canadian youth through MusiCounts."
"I'm honored to be co-hosting the Juno Songwriters' Circle with Jann in Vancouver. This one-of-a-kind showcase offers an in-depth look at the inspiration and power of story-telling that comes with songwriting," said Rock. "It brings me great pleasure to support MusiCounts and the work they do for school music programs across the country."
Tickets for the 2018 Juno Songwriters' Circle go on sale on January 19 at 10 a.m. PST through Ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets are available starting at $39.50 (plus taxes and service fees).
Proceeds from Juno Songwriters' Circle will benefit MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS, that works to keep music alive in schools and communities across Canada.
Raina Douris will emcee this year's Juno Songwriters' Circle, which will be rebroadcast on CBC Music.