2016 JUNO Awards coming to Calgary

March 02, 2015

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It’s official: the 45th annual JUNO Awards will be hosted in Calgary next year!

All eyes will be on Calgary beginning March 28 to April 3 for Canada’s biggest week-long music celebration. The official JUNO Week celebrations will take place at a variety of different places throughout the city, while the JUNO Awards show will be broadcast from The Scotiabank Saddledome to viewers from home.

In a statement released February 27, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) President & CEO, Allan Reid, said, “Calgary’s unparalleled enthusiasm and famous hospitality make it the ultimate host for Canada’s Music Awards.”

This will be the second time Calgary has hosted the JUNO Awards. Calgary first hosted the JUNO Awards only seven years ago back in 2008.

Even Mayor Nenshi agrees with the happy news: “I’m thrilled Calgarians will once again be hosting the JUNO Awards.”

It will be an especially sweet time for Calgary as it’s also the same time the National Music Centre’s new home at Studio Bell will begin soft launch activities.

NMC has a history of supporting and interacting with many JUNO award-winning and nominated artists including Arcade Fire, Chromeo, Chad VanGaalen, and Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre included some instruments from the NMC collection on their JUNO-nominated album, Hot Dreams. Hot Dreams is nominated for Alternative Album of the Year this year.

2015 Group of the Year nominee Chromeo sat down with NMC last year to talk pop, and looked good doing it.

Keep checking Music News Monday and Twitter for updates about the JUNO Awards and JUNO Week celebrations!

 

In other news…

 

– Leyland Bradley

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Get at me @LeylandMarie or leyland.bradley@gmail.com.

About the Author

Leyland Bradley

Born in Halifax and raised in small town Alberta, Leyland is happily enjoying the big city life. When she's not writing for NMC, Leyland is either watching German movies or dreaming about running through forests.

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