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JUNOS Fifty Fifty video series

Our JUNO Fifty Fifty series takes you through the sights and sounds of some of the most iconic local music venues.

Flash back to a time when audiences would pack local houses and hear musicians shine

(Catherine Perron)

At a time when we can't go to concerts, festivals or experience live music in the same way, we're bringing you a chance to flash back to a time when audiences would pack local houses and hear Ottawa award-worthy musicians shine in our JUNOS Fifty Fifty video series.

Each day leading up to the 50th JUNO Awards on Sunday, June 6, we'll take a look at some of the most iconic music spots in Ottawa history from artists' perspectives. 

Episode 1: The Rainbow Bistro
In this first episode, we talk to Steve Marriner of Monkeyjunk, JW Jones and Alison Young to find out their most memorable performances at The Rainbow Bistro. Explore the sights and sounds of The Rainbow Bistro as we take you back in time to Ottawa's legendary home of the blues. ⁠⁠

JUNOS Fifty Fifty: The Rainbow Bistro

1 year ago
Duration 1:33

Episode 2: Rasputin's Café
In this episode, we talk to Chris McKhool of Sultans of String, Jeremy Fisher, David Francey and Lynn Miles to find out what they recall about performing at this iconic Ottawa spot. Explore the sights and sounds of Raputin's Café as we take you back in time to one of Ottawa's legendary folk stages.

JUNOS Fifty Fifty: Rasputin's Café

1 year ago
Duration 1:35

Episode 3: Zaphod Beeblebrox
In this episode, we talk to Tom Green, Louise Reny and Kalle Mattson to find out what this iconic Ottawa venue meant to both their music and their careers.

JUNOS Fifty Fifty: Zaphod Beeblebrox

1 year ago
Duration 1:51

Episode 4: Mercury Lounge
Kellylee Evans, Bear Witness from the Halluci Nation and Rise Ashen of Silla and Rise share their memories of the iconic upstairs nightclub in this episode.⁠

JUNOS Fifty Fifty: Mercury Lounge

1 year ago
Duration 1:40

Episode 5: Babylon Nightclub
Pierre Chrétien  and Philippe Lafrenière of The Souljazz Orchestra and Bear Witness of The Halluci Nation share their favourite memories of Babylon Nightclub in this episode. ⁠

JUNOS Fifty Fifty: Babylon Nightclub

1 year ago
Duration 2:03


Episdode 6: The Black Sheep Inn
In the final episode of our series, Kathleen Edwards, Danny Michel, Jenny Whiteley, Kaia Kater, David Francey and the Mighty Popo all share their favourite memories of The Black Sheep Inn.

JUNOS Fifty Fifty: Black Sheep Inn

1 year ago
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Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in to the 2021 Juno Awards on Sunday, June 6. You can watch live on CBC TV and CBC Gem, listen on CBC Radio One and CBC Music and stream globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos.

(CBC Music)

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