Canada’s Music Industry to Reunite In-Person at the 2022 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Ontario Creates, Celebrating the Best in Canadian Music  - The JUNO Awards

Canada’s Music Industry to Reunite In-Person at the 2022 JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Ontario Creates, Celebrating the Best in Canadian Music 

Featuring live performances by nominees Roxane Bruneau, Ruby Waters, Valley, Allison Russell and 2021/2022 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class artist, Jesse Gold


CBC’s Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe & Ann Pornel to co-host the awards, streaming on CBC Gem and at on May 14


TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today The 51st Annual JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Ontario Creates will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 14, 2022. The celebration will bring Canada’s professional music community together for one of the first live industry events since the pandemic began. Canadians from coast-to-coast can tune into the event livestream at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 14 via, CBC Gem and CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Youtube pages.  

Co-hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe (CBC Music’s The Block ) and Ann Pornel (The Great Canadian Baking Show), the highly-anticipated exclusive industry event will feature the presentation of more than 40 JUNO Awards, celebrating Canada’s rich and varied music landscape. The ceremony will also recognize this year’s special achievement award recipients including the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada (Susan Aglukark), the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award (Denise Jones) and The MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (MIMAA), presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation  

The evening will showcase five electrifying performances from 2022 JUNO Award nominees including Quebec’s own Roxane Bruneau (Francophone Album of the Year), eclectic alt-rocker Ruby Waters (Alternative Album Of The Year Presented by CBC Music) plus two-time JUNO Award nominees Valley (Group Of The Year Presented by SiriusXM Canada).  two-time JUNO Award nominee Allison Russell (Contemporary Roots Album Of The Year, Songwriter of the Year Presented by SOCAN), will perform this year’s In Memoriam tribute to those no longer with us.  Jesse Gold, a 2021/2022 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class short list artist, will also grace the stage with a soulful performance.

“The JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Ontario Creates is an opportunity to recognize and honour the abundance of world class talent we have at home in Canada,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “The evening is a testament to their hardwork and dedication and we are thrilled to be able to get the Canadian music industry together in-person to celebrate their achievements.”

“The JUNO Opening Night Awards shine as a symbol of resilience and achievement in Canada’s music industry” said Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Creates. “The event is perfectly aligned with Ontario Creates’ priorities of supporting and celebrating our deep capacity across all aspects of music – creators, composers, publishers and performers. With Canadian talent topping music charts globally, it is important to amplify the voices of emerging artists in all genres. The JUNO Opening Night Awards do just that, and Ontario Creates is honoured to be a part of this magical night.” 

The 51st Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2022 will take place in Toronto, ON  from May 9 through May 15, 2022, culminating in The JUNO Awards. Hosted by Simu Liu, The 2022 JUNO Awards will make history on Sunday, May 15 as it broadcasts and streams for the first time from an outdoor venue at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, live across Canada at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at Tickets start at $39.95 and are on-sale now at


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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote 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. In 2021 The JUNO Awards celebrated its 50th Anniversary, with a national celebration of Canadian music. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit

About Ontario Creates

Ontario Creates is an agency of the Government of Ontario that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. For more information, please visit 

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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.

About CBC Music

CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.

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