By Whitney South, Best of London. 03.11.19
Kicking off Thursday, March 14, London will play host to the biggest event in Canadian music, with several events lined up across the Forest City, culminating in the awards celebration at Budweiser Gardens, starting at 8 p.m. ET and broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
With the festivities just days away, the JUNO Awards have announced the final list of performers and presenters to appear at Budweiser Gardens on Sunday, March 17, during the live broadcast hosted by Sarah McLachlan.
To say the line-up is impressive would be an understatement, with critically acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll band, four-time JUNO Award winners and four-time 2019 nominees Arkells; gifted guitarist and melodist, two-time JUNO Award winner Bahamas; popular hip-hop recording artist and three-time 2019 JUNO Award nominee NAV and host of the evening, 12-time JUNO Award winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Sarah McLachlan (alongside JUNO Award winners Whitehorse) taking the stage for Canada’s most exciting night in music, joining previously confirmed performers bülow, Cœur de Pirate and Loud, Corey Hart, Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot, Loud Luxury and The Reklaws.
This year’s presenters include: Amanda Parris, host of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, The Filmmakers, From the Vaults and Marvin’s Room on CBC Music, three-time 2019 JUNO Award nominee Hubert Lenoir, Canada’s Godfather of hip-hop Maestro Fresh Wes, political satirist and author Rick Mercer, award-winning Toronto Star journalist, author and the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, Tanya Talaga, and in a special MusiCounts segment host Sarah McLachlan will present alongside Meriel Reed, a young artist and member of MusiCounts recipient organization London Girls Rock Camp.
In addition, Sarah McLachlan will also induct legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the big night are still available online at budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1).
From March 15 to 17, live music is set to take over the Bud Gardens South Lot, featuring performances by some of this year’s JUNO Award nominees.
In addition, fans are being welcomed to a red carpet and JUNO Awards broadcast viewing and after-party on Sunday, giving them the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite artists.
The Reklaws - Country music duo and 2019 Country Album of the Year nominees
Jess Moskaluke - Country songstress and JUNO Award winner and five-time nominee (2019 Country Album of the Year)
The Washboard Union - Vancouver-based country music trio and 2019 Breakthrough Group of the Year nominees Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters
KILLY - Toronto rapper and three-time JUNO Award nominee (2019 JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Rap Recording of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters)
88GLAM - Hip hop duo and two-time JUNO Award nominees (2019 Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Rap Recording of the Year)
Anders - singer-songwriter and 2019 R&B/ Soul Recording of the Year nominee
JUNO Red Carpet Viewing Party - Free Event
JUNO Awards Broadcast Viewing and After-Party Presented by Start.ca Featuring four-time nominees Loud Luxury (2019 JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Dance Recording of the Year) and Toronto based producer/DJ Ryan Shepherd - Ticketed Event
Doors open at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (both events are 19+ ticketed), and on Doors will 4 p.m. on Sunday for the JUNO Red Carpet Viewing (all ages, free - with entry permitted until 6 p.m. only, event ends at 7 p.m.), followed by the JUNO Awards Viewing and After-Party from 7 p.m. to midnight (19+ ticketed).
Tickets are $25 (plus taxes and service charges) for the Friday night showcase and $35 (plus taxes and service charges) for Saturday and Sunday, and are available for purchase online at
www.budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1).
For more information on the 2019 JUNO Awards, please visit junoawards.ca.
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