TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today The JUNO Awards are heading back to Edmonton in 2023. The city, which is home to a vibrant medley of different cultures, attractions and natural beauty, will once again host Canada’s largest celebration of music and all JUNO Week festivities from March 6 to 12, 2023. The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards will broadcast live on CBC from Rogers Place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
JUNO Week 2023 returns to Edmonton with the support of the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton and the 2023 Host Committee. This is the second time the province’s capital will welcome The JUNO Awards, after the first visit in 2004 when Alanis Morissette hosted the show.
“After nearly two decades, we are ecstatic to bring JUNO Week back to Edmonton,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “The city is a unique cultural destination with a proven commitment to championing the arts and we can’t wait to shine a light on its flourishing music scene.”
“Hosting the JUNOS in Edmonton is a great opportunity to highlight our province’s vibrant culture and thriving music scene to Canadians from coast to coast. I look forward to Alberta hosting Canada’s biggest music awards, and I know that we’ll be able to shine a spotlight on some of our province’s most talented artists.” said Ron Orr, Minister of Culture.
“We are excited to welcome the JUNO Awards back to Edmonton,” said Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. “JUNO Week is a wonderful opportunity for Edmontonians to participate in this national celebration of art and music through community activation and programming. I know that I speak for all Edmontonians when I say we cannot wait to host the awards and the weeklong festival leading up to the awards in Edmonton, or as we’re better known in the summer, as the ‘festival city.’”
“We are ecstatic to welcome back the JUNO Awards to Edmonton! Our city has changed so much since it was last here in 2004 and we’re thrilled to show off Edmonton as an entertainment destination. Small music venues have had it rough the last couple of years and it will be great to reinvigorate the industry with a celebration leading up to The JUNO Awards,” said Traci Bednard, CEO, Explore Edmonton. “Our locals love live music! Along with world-class venues like Rogers Place and the Winspear Centre, our small business owners will embrace hosting acts in their bars and restaurants, which will make this a truly unique Edmonton celebration of Canadian music.“
Home to a tight knit music community and a range of diverse talent, Edmonton is a hub for excellence in music. With dedicated support to its homegrown talent, countless acts flow from the province, including 2022 JUNO Award nominees Catherine Lee, FRVRFRIDAY, Jens Lindemann, Lyle Bell, Maria Dunn, Shawnee Kish, and 2017 JUNO award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Ruth B.
The JUNO Awards have travelled coast to coast across Canada starting in St. John’s in 2002 (and again in 2010), followed by Ottawa (2003, 2012 and 2017), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005 and 2014), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008 and 2016), Vancouver (2009 and 2018), Toronto (2011, 2021 and 2022), Regina (2013), and Hamilton (2015). An economic engine, each host city sees an average impact of over $12M. Since the show started touring, The JUNO Awards have created a total impact of over $120 million.
The 51st Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2022 is on now, hosted in Toronto, ON, 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 CBCMusic.ca/junos. Tickets to the historic outdoor event are still available at ticketmaster.ca/junos
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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Lead Sponsor: SiriusXM Canada
Funding Partners: The Province of Alberta, The City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton and Radio Starmaker Fund
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 www.junoawards.ca.
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