It has often been said that Canadian rockers would love to be NHL stars, while top hockey players would love to be rockers. In a jock versus rock faceoff, the annual Juno Cup game pits a team of notable musicians against former NHL stars in one of the most popular events during Juno Week.
For the past two years, this has been preceded by a Juno Cup Jam featuring some of the artists who will participate in the big game. The third annual Juno Cup Jam, presented by CBC Sports, takes place at The Imperial in Vancouver on March 22, the night before Juno Cup is held at Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby.
The just-announced lineup is an impressive one. Those taking to the stage for an entertaining night of musical collaborations and covers will include Odds, Aaron Pritchett, Barney Bentall, Chad Brownlee, Chuck Keeping (Big Wreck), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Dallas Smith, Darryl James (Strumbellas), Devin Cuddy, Dustin Bentall, Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers), Jay Bodner (Indian City), JJ Shiplett, Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk), Nice Horse, Sam Polley and Shawn Hook.
NHL greats Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders) and Gary Nylund (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders), will also join in the music and hockey hootenanny.
Ticket proceeds will benefit MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
Individual tickets for Juno Cup Jam are priced at $20 (plus fees) are on sale now via TicketWeb.ca