With a legacy of over 80 years in the making, Jones Entertainment Group (JEG) has branded the Canadian entertainment industry since 1933. During its first generation of brothers, Charles and Wilf Jones showcased the talents of a friend Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians throughout the 1960’s at Wonderland Gardens. It wasn’t before long that Charles’ son Don was following in his father footsteps and promoting his own concerts at the well-established venue.
A 20-year journey of touring later with CBC children’s icon Mr Dressup (Ernie Coombs) Don’s primary focus is on CBC radio host and best-selling author Stuart McLean, who he has been managing since 1999. Together they cover Canada coast-to-coast and the northern United States, playing over 50 live shows each year with The Vinyl Cafe.
This duo is known to be the masterminds behind London’s biggest annual music festival and local charity fundraiser, Rock the Park which fills Harris Park with 30,000 fans each year, bringing the total funds raised for local charities to over $2.2 million as of 2016. Did we mention they handle every detail from booking talent, expediting contracts and managing marketing and box office endeavours?
Today, in its third generation of brothers Brad Jones, (President) personally manages the touring careers of distinguished artists such as Alice Cooper, David Feherty, Roch Voisine, The Rankin Sisters, Cirque Sublime and more is also under the management and consulting division of the company, offering a one-stop service to festival entertainment buyers. Making up the second half of the JEG partnership, Greg Jones (Vice President) has been managing Canada’s most beloved children’s author Robert Munsch since 2004, touring over twenty-five cities across Canada per year.
Among their many talents, these brother’s are also acting controllers of London, Ontario’s landmark venue Centennial Hall, which runs a zero dollar deficit at no cost to taxpayers.
Myriah Kay, Marketing Director at Jones Entertainment Group said their company thrives on the success of entertainment talent. “It was without any hesitation that JEG wanted to be a part of #StartYourJRNY and assist with the journey’s of various young, passionate individuals trying to make a name for themselves in a very exciting and competitive industry.”
We’re honoured to have you apart of this JRNY with us, JEG!
Rock The Park 2015 (London, ON) captured by NYON Video Productions