Canada’s Broadcaster is gearing up for it’s second annual Music Day on CBC on March 17 in celebration of the 2019 JUNO Awards.
Culminating with the live JUNO Awards broadcast from the Budweiser Gardens in London, ON, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos, the day will include special programming on both CBC Television and CBC Radio.
New to Music Day on CBC are two one-hour television specials. Hosted by Amanda Parris, London Calling explores the stories of the artists with connections to the 2019 JUNO Awards host city, London, Ontario; and will feature the stories of Guy Lombardo, producer Jack Richardson, Shad, The Band, Justin Bieber, and more. London Calling airs on CBC at 5 p.m. ET and is available to stream now on CBC Gem. CBC Music Presents: Headlines is your essential guide to the biggest, best and weirdest music headlines of the past year. It airs at 6 p.m. ET on CBC and is available to stream now on CBC Gem.
Several key events will also be available to stream on cbcmusic.ca/junos, CBC Gem, and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages before and after the JUNO Award broadcast. Hosted by CBC’s Raina Douris at 7 p.m. ET, the JUNO Award Red Carpet live stream will be your chance to see JUNO nominees, presenters and performers walk the red carpet ahead of the awards. Following the awards, be sure to check out CBC Music Presents Playlist Live at 10:30 p.m. ET; when a lineup of nominees will take the stage at London Music Hall to close out JUNO Week.
In addition, the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards will be live streamed starting at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Hosted by Billy Talent’s Ben Kowalewicz and co-hosted by CBC Music’s Julie Nesrallah, the event will feature the presentation of 36 JUNO Awards preceding Sunday night’s broadcast.
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.