Tickets to the 49th annual JUNO Awards on March 15 available online at ticketmaster.ca
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the final lineup of presenters who will appear on The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Alessia Cara. The eclectic list of artists and notables will be joining Anne Murray in presenting this year’s performers and award winners. The 2020 JUNO Awards will be broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK on Sunday, March 15 at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CST) and broadcast live on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
Tickets to The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast are available starting at $39.95 (plus fees) online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-800-970-SEAT (7328) and in-person at the SaskTel Centre Box Office – 3515 Thatcher Avenue (Main Entrance). $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, courtesy of the SaskTel Centre.
The 2020 JUNO Award presenters include: first-time JUNO Award nominee Amaal; JUNO Award winner and 2020 JUNO Award nominee for Country Album of the Year Dallas Smith; actress and comedian Emma Hunter (Fridge Wars, Mr. D); The Sheepdogs frontman and Saskatoon musician Ewan Currie; five-time JUNO Award nominee and platinum artist and producer Felix Cartal; actor, writer and comedian Jonny Harris (Still Standing, Murdoch Mysteries); three-time JUNO Award winner and 2020 JUNO Award nominee Lights; Adult Contemporary Album of the Year nominee Nuela Charles; Inuk artist and first-time JUNO Award nominee Riit; Minister of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Steven Guilbeault and Regina-based 2020 nominees and broadcast performers The Dead South.
Special performance presenters will feature some of the most recognizable names in Canada: the Governor General of Canada Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette and musician, author, artist and three-time JUNO Award winner Tom Wilson. Earlier this month, it was announced that Anne Murray will return to The JUNO Awards stage for the first time in seven years to induct Jann Arden into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Murray currently holds 25 JUNO Award wins, the most CARAS’ history.
The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the CBC Listen app and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Lead Partner: TD Bank Group
Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon.
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos
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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 icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th 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.
About CBC Music:
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Listen app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering 200 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.
About Insight Productions Ltd.
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, 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 Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer along with Insight’s Chairman, CEO and Executive Producer, John Brunton, on The 2020 JUNO Awards. With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE: COUNTDOWN which was the highest-rated show on the CBC in both 2018 and 2019, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – the most watched Canadian show on record, ratings hit – BIG BROTHER CANADA, Canada’s national music award show – THE JUNO AWARDS, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION and original formats BATTLE OF THE BLADES, I DO, REDO & WALL OF CHEFS. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning READY OR NOT, FALCON BEACH, HATCHING, MATCHING & DISPATCHING, A CHRISTMAS FURY, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO! And THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW. In 2017, Insight produced THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking 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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For more information about The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CBC, contact:
Teaghan Hawke, CBC, [email protected], 416.205.6863