Grant Lawrence might be roaring through your town behind the wheel of a brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition, and today you can find out exactly where he'll be, and when (check below). Grant will be interviewing and recording performances by many of your favourite bands at every stop along the way. 

Each performance will be posted here on CBC Music, and a weekly highlight reel from the trip will air on CBC Television's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. Grant will also check in daily from the road on CBC Radio 3. 

You'll still have to guess which bands Grant will be hanging out with, but today we are very excited to be able to share with you this promo video, where you can get a good look at the CBC Beetle.

Also, for the first time, here are the CBC Beetle Roadtrip Sessions tour dates:

May 22, Vancouver, B.C.
May 24, Cranbrook, B.C.
May 25, Fernie, B.C.
May 26, Lake Louise, Alta.
May 27-28, Calgary, Alta.
May 29-30, Saskatoon, Sask.
May 31, Regina, Sask.
June 1-2, Winnipeg, Man.
June 3, travel
June 4-5, Thunder Bay, Ont.
June 6, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
June 7, Sudbury, Ont.
June 8-9, Ottawa, Ont.
June 10, Montreal, Que.
June 11, Hamilton, Ont.
June 12, Toronto, Ont.

During what promises to be a thoroughly rockin' road trip, you'll have a chance to win a Fender guitar signed by every band and artist that crosses Grant's path on this epic voyage.

ENTER NOW: CBC Music's Road Trip Guitar Giveaway Contest

You'll also have a chance to meet Grant for brunch in several cities along the way. Details on both contests will be announced soon.

What is your favourite road trip destination in Canada? What is your favourite brunch spot in your town? Which road trip songs should Grant include in our playlist and podcast? Let us know by posting on our blog, tweet us up @cbcradio3 with the hashtag #CBCBeetle or email


The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions mainpage

Poll: Ultimate Canadian Road Trip playlist

All seven Road Trip Mixtape Podcasts

The CBC Music Festival, May 25 2013 in Toronto

The Too Good to be True Canadian Music Festival on Canada Island

posted by CBC Music on May 08, 2013