For the first time ever, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, presented by SOCAN, has added Q with Tom Power: A conversation with Simu Liu to the festivities, scheduled for Sunday, March 12, at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton.

The  night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. MT with a live-on-stage interview taping for Tom Power’s CBC program Q, where he’ll get up close and personal with global star and 2022 and 2023 JUNO Awards Broadcast host Simu Liu.

CBC Music’s Damhnait Doyle, a former member of SOCAN’s Board of Directors, will then host the Songwriters’ Circle, featuring intimate conversations and stripped-down performances from 2023 Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year JUNO nominee Adria Kain; two-time JUNO Award winner and 2022 SOCAN Award winner Dan Mangan; celebrated country music duo The Reklaws, who were awarded a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award on Jan. 27, 2023; multi-Platinum-selling artist, producer, and actor Tyler Shaw; and breakthrough indie band Wild Rivers. More artists will be announced soon.

Presented by SOCAN and FACTOR, in association with Music Publishers Canada, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is considered “The Jewel of JUNO Week,” showcasing some of Canada’s most talented songwriters, performing their original songs, and sharing the stories behind them.

Tickets for the 2023 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle are on sale now. 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.