sakihiwe news

Aboriginal artists at JUNOfest 2013

April 7, 2013

George Leach

George Leach, Don Amero, Donny Parenteau, Crystal Shawanda and more than 100 other bands are set to take over most of the music venues in Regina, Saskatchewan for the JUNO Awards' music festival this year. The annual event, dubbed JUNOfest, begins on April 19 and lasts two nights.

Amero performs on April 19 at the Whisky Saloon, while Leach and Parenteau have concerts set for April 20 at Rock's Bar & Grill and the Whisky Saloon, respectively.

Don Amero
Friday, April 19 at 12am
Whisky Saloon, 1047 Park Street
19+ event
Tickets $15

George Leach
Saturday, April 20 at 1am
Rock's Bar & Grill, 2-1235 Broad Street
19+ event
Tickets $15

Donny Parenteau
Saturday, April 20 at 1am
Whisky Saloon, 1047 Park Street
19+ event
Tickets $15

Joey Stylez, Chester Knight, Lancelot Knight, Billy Grind, Dorion, Mitch Daigneault, Teagan Little Chief, Hugh Poorman, Teri-Anne Strongarm
Saturday, April 20 at 6pm
Orr Centre, 4400 4th Avenue
All Ages
Tickets $20

Crystal Shawanda
Sunday, April 21 at 12pm
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Tom Cochrane
Casino Regina Show Lounge
19+ event
Tickets $35 and $40

Download the full JUNOfest grid here.

Some of the other bands participating in the festival include Down With Webster, SonReal and Rich Kidd, Jim Cuddy, JD Era, and Serena Ryder.

JUNOfest wristbands offer priority access to all JUNOfest venues (subject to capacity). Wristbands are $30 each, and are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets or online at

The JUNOfest venues include the Artesian on 13th, the Artful Dodger, Bobby’s Place, Casino Regina, Java Express, the Lancaster Taphouse, the Mae Wilson Theatre, McNally’s, the Multipurpose Room at the University of Regina, the PotashCorp – It’s Gonna Get Loud Tent, Rocks Bar & Grill, Slow Pub, The Club, The Exchange, The Owl at the University of Regina, and the Whisky Saloon.

The JUNO Awards are set for The Brandt Centre on Sunday, April 21. Billy Talent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hannah Gerogas, k.d. lang, Michael Bublé, Maraianas Trench, Serena Ryder and The Sheepdogs are confirmed to perform on the televised show.

Visit for more information.

Aboriginal Music Week


We produce Aboriginal Music Week as volunteers because we love music and we want to support our artists. But we need a little help.

Please consider making a contribution to our campaign on IndieGoGo.

Your contribution will help us pay artist fees, improve the presentation conditions at each concert, and purchase more advertising spots.


The benefits:

  • $20: Your name listed on the website.
  • $30: A copy of the Aboriginal Music Week compilation CD.
  • $65: An Aboriginal Music Week 2013 festival pass.
  • $200: A booth (for seating) and six tickets for the Digging Roots concert.
  • $201: A booth (for seating) and six tickets for the Derek Miller concert.

Please make a contribution to our IndieGoGo campaign here:

You can also help out by sharing our campaign with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and/or your website. Just visit the campaign page and select one of the sharing options.