Jann Arden, Bob Rock to co-host JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, presented by SOCAN

Top: Jann Arden. Bottom: Bob Rock.
January 16, 2018

Eight-time JUNO Award-winning artist Jann Arden and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Bob Rock will co-host and perform at the 2018 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, presented by SOCAN, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. PST at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

After co-writing what Arden’s next album, These Are the Days – scheduled to be released in February 2018 – the duo will re-unite as co-hosts of the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle.

Presented by SOCAMN, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is an intimate and interactive event, benefiting MusiCounts. Considered “The Jewel of JUNO Week,” the 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 onstage by 2018 JUNO Award nominees, to be announced in February 2018.

“The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is a truly inspiring event that demonstrates the passion and inspiration of songwriting,” said Arden. “These artists truly open themselves up to their audience, showcasing their vulnerability and raw emotion. 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 honoured to be co-hosting the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle with Jann in Vancouver,” said Rock. “This one-of-a-kind showcase offers an in-depth look at the inspiration and power of storytelling that come with songwriting. 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 10:00 a.m. PST through www.ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-888-991 -2787.  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. CBCMusic.ca will stream the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, and CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 will broadcast it.