A Free Concert is Coming to a Newly-Opened Venue in Mississauga Soon


Published January 31, 2019 at 6:56 pm


When people think of winter, they don’t often think about music or festivals–but they should.


Because, for the first time ever, an exciting (and complimentary) concert is coming to a newly-opened venue in Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga recently announced that the free concert is coming to the city as part of the JUNO Awards’ Host Music City Exchange.

According to the city, Mississauga has been selected to participate in the event in anticipation of the 2019 JUNOS, which will be held this March in London, Ontario. As far as performances go, the city says local musicians Arlene Paculan and No Big Deal (formerly known as Tomahawk Love) will be on stage, along with London artists.

Arlene Paculan

Other musicians slated to perform include Casper Marcus and Julia Haggarty.

No Big Deal

As for how the event works, the music exchange will see London talent travel to Mississauga, Kitchener and Windsor to participate in a range of events. As part of the exchange, London will welcome artists from Mississauga, Kitchener and Windsor to perform at a JUNOS London 2019 Host Committee event during JUNO Week.

The Mississauga event will take place at the newly-reinvigorated Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) in the Lakeview neighbourhood (1352 Lakeshore Rd. E.). For those who are unaware, the SAIB is a historic, multi-purpose building that acts as a cultural hub in Mississauga and hosts a wide range of arts and culture programs.

The concert will take place on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The city says the London artists will also visit with local students at Munden Public School.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m., there will be presentations and panel discussions regarding the music industry. These are all open to the public and free. The panelists include:

  • Emy Stantcheva (MusicOntario) – Moderator
  • Jeff Hayward (FACTOR) – funding body
  • Julia Train (MROC) – neighbouring rights
  • Liana White (CFM) – union
  • Melissa Cameron-Passley (SOCAN) – PRO
  • Cory Crossman (City of London) – Moderator
  • Mikaila Simmons (instinct entertainment) – Music Supervisor
  • Nathan Quinn (eOne) – Record label
  • Rebecca Windjack (Day to Day Manager, The Sheepdogs) – Manager
  • Tao-Ming Lao (Blue Crane Agency) – Agent

If you’ve never heard of this JUNO-related event before, it might intrigue you to know that the JUNO Awards have evolved from an industry awards event to a week-long festival that travels from city to city across the country.

The JUNO Week events include JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare, JUNO Cup, and more.

Attendees are encouraged to register online for the event. 

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