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JUNO Fan Fare
Presented by hmv Canada
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: St. Vital Centre, 1225 St Mary’s Rd, Winnipeg, MB
Purchase Details: Free public event / Tickets/wristbands required for autographs.
What: One of the most popular events of JUNO week, JUNO Fan Fare, presented by hmv Canada, gives Canadian music fans the opportunity to meet their favourite artists including:
Small Town Pistols*
Tegan and Sara*
The Trews (Colin & John Angus)
Three Days Grace*
Walk Off The Earth*
*denotes a 2014 JUNO Award nominee
Much’s Liz Trinnear and Scott Willats will be hosting the event with interviews, autograph sessions, live performances, prize giveaways and much more.
JUNO Fan Fare Presenting Sponsor, hmv Canada encourages fans to stay connected via social media for ticket giveaway announcements from March 18th – March 25th, 2014. Follow hmv Canada on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who’s going to be there?
A: So far, we’ve announced: Autumn Hill, Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, D-sisive, Gord Bamford, Jacynthe, JRDN, Rich Kidd, Small Town Pistols, SonReal, Tegan & Sara, The Trews (Colin & John Angus), Three Days Grace, Tim Hicks, Tyler Shaw, Walk Off The Earth.
Q: How do I meet my favourite Rockstar at JUNO Fan Fare?
A: You need a ticket or a wristband
Q: What’s the difference between a ticket and a wristband?
A: A wristband guarantees you an autograph. A ticket is redeemed for a wristband on Wednesday March 26th, 5pm at St. Vital Centre.
Q: How do I get a ticket?
A: hmv Canada encourages fans to stay connected via social media for ticket giveaway announcements from March 18th – March 25th, 2014. Follow hmv Canada on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hmvcanada) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/hmvcanada) for a chance to win.
St. Vital Centre are also giving away hundreds of tickets through social media. Follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stvitalcentre) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/stvitalcentre) to your get free tickets.
Once you get your JUNO Fan Fare ticket, hold onto it! You need to bring the ticket with you to Wristband Distribution day on Wednesday March 26 at 5pm at St. Vital Centre to exchange it for a wristband. If you do not have a ticket, you will not get a wristband. Wristbands are given out on a first come, first served basis (and are not guaranteed). That wristband guarantees you an autograph at JUNO Fan Fare on Saturday March 29. One ticket equals one wristband.
If you have a ticket and don’t exchange it for a wristband, you will NOT be guaranteed an autograph on Saturday, March 29th.
Q: How do I make sure I get to meet my favourite artist?
A: When you get to Wristband Distribution on Wednesday March 26th, you will get into one line that funnels into 4 different lines. Each of those lines represents a signing table (usually 2 bands or a bunch of solo artists) and each table will have a different colour. So, if you want to meet the artist that will be at Table #2, you will get into Line #2 and a coloured wristband will be put on your wrist. You are now guaranteed to meet those artists on Saturday (March 29). You’ll also be given a flyer telling you what time the signing session starts at. If the artist table you want is sold out by the time you get to the front of the line, you get to choose another table with other amazing artists! So arrive early to make sure you don’t miss out on your pick.
Q: What bands will be at which tables?
A: We’re still working on it. When we know, you’ll know.
Q: Can I still get a wristband even if I don’t have a ticket?
A: We only have enough room in the St. Vital Centre for a certain number of people. So, unfortunately, we only give wristbands to those who have a JUNO Fan Fare ticket. One ticket can be exchanged for only one wristband. However, if you don’t have a ticket and not all of the wristbands have been redeemed on Wednesday March 26th then those without tickets will get the next opportunity to get a wristband!
Q: Can I take my wristband off?
A: No wristband, no autograph. You have to wear your JUNO Fan Fare wristband from the time it’s put on your wrist on Wednesday until you leave the event (Saturday March 29th). Please don’t take it off or lose it because you won’t be able to get another one on the day of the event! No if’s, and’s, or but’s! The good news is that the wristbands are durable – you can even play sports, shower, and do most things with them on your wrist!
Q: Can I get an autograph on Saturday March 29th if I don’t have a wristband?
A: Not very likely, but there’s a chance. Depending on whether or not the St. Vital Centre is filled up, there may be spots available to those who don’t have wristbands. If there are any open spots on Saturday March 29th, there won’t be many and they will go to the people who are there first!
Q: What if I wasn’t able to get a ticket or a wristband? Can I still go to JUNO Fan Fare?
A: Yes! You can still come to the event and watch. Even though you won’t get an autograph, there will be live interviews, a special performance or two and cool prizes to be given away.
Q: Why is this so complicated?
A: We wish it was easier. We really do. In a perfect world, you’d just show up, get an autograph, take a photo, spend an hour with Josh (Marianas Trench!), talk about stuff……but then no one else would get a chance to meet him…..and there’d be tears – lots of them, from those who waited for hours and got nowhere.
So, we have to be organized, we have to be safe and we have to create this system that ultimately makes a lot of you happy and that provides you the opportunity to meet your favourite rockstar. About 1000 people will get this chance. Even if you don’t get a wristband, there’s still fun to be had. Artist interviews, a couple of performances, and fun prizes to be won.