Over two nights, 40 awards will be handed out in London, Ontario in celebration of the 2019 JUNO Awards; and you can follow along at home!
On March 16, Billy Talent lead singer, Ben Kowalewicz, will join CBC Music’s Julie Nesrallah, for the 48th annual JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards at the London Convention Centre. During the course of the evening, 36 awards will be presented , including this year’s special achievement award recipients, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award to producer, David Foster, the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award to broadcaster, Duff Roman, and the 2019 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, Kim Hastings of Pioneer Middle School in Rocky Mountain House, AB.
The JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards will also feature performances by nominees, Dizzy, (Breakthrough Group of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year, Donovan Woods (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year), Exco Levi (2019 Reggae Recording of the Year), Hubert Lenoir (Album of the Year, Francophone Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year) and 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners, Port Cities.
The JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards will be streamed live starting at 6 pm ET on Saturday, March 16, on cbcmusic.ca/junos, the free CBC Gem streaming service and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.
On March 17, the biggest music party shifts to London’s Budweiser Gardens for the 2019 JUNO Awards.
Broadcast live across the country on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos, Canada’s biggest night in music will be hosted by legendary singer-songwriter and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Sarah McLachlan, and feature a truly stellar lineup of performers.
Scheduled performances for the JUNO broadcast include bülow (JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year), Coeur De Pirate with Loud (Francophone Album of the Year), Loud Luxury (JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, Dance Recording of the Year), Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot (Indigenous Album of the Year), The Reklaws (Country Album of the Year), and the 2019 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Corey Hart.
If you still wish to join in on the fun of JUNO night, tickets are still available budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.