FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2019
Final list of performers and presenters announced for The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast, live on CBC
Arkells, Bahamas, NAV and Sarah McLachlan among those set to perform
The 48th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on March 17 at 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the final list of performers and presenters to appear on The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Sarah McLachlan. The 2019 JUNO Awards will be live from Budweiser Gardens in London, ON on Sunday, March 17 at 8 PM ET and broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
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) will all grace the stage for Canada’s most exciting night in music. These talented artists will join previously confirmed performers bülow, Cœur de Pirate and Loud, Corey Hart, Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot, Loud Luxury and The Reklaws.
The 2019 JUNO Award 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.
Sarah McLachlan, will also induct legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Additional award presenters for the evening feature some of the most notable names in Canada:, 2019 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada recipient and Canadian icon David Foster, singer-songwriter, broadcaster, composer, activist and 2019 JUNO Award nominee Elisapie Isaac, cross-genre sensation, singer-songwriter and 2018 JUNO Breakthrough Artist of the Year award winner Jessie Reyez, up-and-coming recording artist and 2019 JUNO Award nominee KILLY, Simu Liu of CBC’s award-winning comedy Kim’s Convenience, Olympic Gold winning figure skater Tessa Virtue, and The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
Tickets 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).
The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 17 at Budweiser Gardens.
The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and ShowRunner, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Content, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Lisa Clarkson is Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization, CBC; Bonnie Brownlee is Executive Director, Communications, Marketing, Brand & Research, CBC; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC; and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.
Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).
Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca / Digital Toolkit
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos / Facebook: @CBCMusic / Twitter: @CBCMusic / YouTube: @cbcmusic
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
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About Insight Productions:
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the Country’s biggest award shows, music series and variety specials – is back in the producer’s chair for their 18th JUNO Awards. Headed by John Brunton, Insight is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content. Insight Senior Vice-President and Showrunner, Lindsay Cox, serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Christmas Fury, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration which was seen by one in three Canadians – among others. Insight collectively received 21 Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2019. Other 2019 Insight productions include The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada and Intervention. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter - @insightprod. or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.
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