Canada’s biggest night in music landed in Edmonton, Alberta this year! On March 13, we celebrated the JUNO Awards with a monumental show full of historic music moments, presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC.
Hosted by Canadian superstar Simu Liu, highlights from the show include Nickelback’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame followed by their nostalgic and pyrotechnic-fueled performance, The Weeknd becoming the second most awarded JUNO winner of all time with five awards this year, and a show-stopping collaborative performance spotlighting the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.
JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music took over intimate stages across Edmonton for three jam-packed nights leading up to the JUNOS. Featuring over 50 artists in more than 10 venues across the city, the diverse event showcased indie all-stars and acts of all genres across the country, including Digging Roots, Sloan, Cadence Weapon, Anna Sofia, Martin Kerr, Cancer Bats, and many more.
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Known as the “Jewel of the JUNOS,” the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN & FACTOR brought some of Canada’s top lyricists together to share the stage at Edmonton’s Winspear Centre. The evening featured intimate conversations and stripped down performances from Adria Kain, Dan Mangan, Lauren Spencer Smith, The Reklaws, Tenille Townes, The Bros. Landreth, Tyler Shaw, and Wild Rivers, taking the audience on a journey through the art of songwriting.
JUNO Fan Fare
Music fans got the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite Canadian artists at this year’s JUNO Fan Fare, taking place at the iconic West Edmonton Mall. The event featured photo sessions with decorated Canadian artists including multi-platinum duo Banx & Ranx, first-time JUNO nominee Devon Cole, acclaimed singer-songwriter Preston Pablo, dance-pop icon Rêve, JUNO Award-winning country star Tenille Townes, and fan-favourite Tyler Shaw.
JUNO Red Carpet
The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards opened with a star-studded red carpet. Standing out among this year’s eye-catching and impactful outfits was JUNO nominee Aysanabee. His coat, designed by Indigenous artist Travis Shilling and created by designers at Call and Response, depicts 122 feathers in reference to the unmarked graves discovered at residential schools.