With the announcement of their Short List nominees, the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala has announced the first of the evening’s performers.
Confirmed for the September 16 event to announce the winner of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize at The Carlu in Toronto are Short List-nominees Marie Davidson, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Elisapie, PUP and Shad; and will be hosted by CBC Music’s Raina Douris.
As tradition, the winner of The 2019 Polaris Music Prize will be determined at the Carlu during the Gala performances by a group of 11 jurors comprising of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada. The grand prize of $50,000 is awarded to the artist determined to have Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales. In addition, the nine other Short List nominees will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.
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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.