Canada Gears up for its Biggest Night of the Year in Music: The 2019 JUNO Awards

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By Sinejan Ozaydemir 

This weekend, London Ontario plays host to the 2019 JUNO Awards. The awards show will be televised and live-streamed at 8 PM ET on Sunday, March 17, 2019, will feature performances from Arkells, Bahamas, bülow, Coeur De Pirate with Loud, Loud Luxury, Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot, NAV, The Reklaws, Sarah McLachlan, Corey Hart and a special performance from Europe by Shawn Mendes. The Awards Gala will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, where 36+ winners, as well as the recipients of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada will be honoured. The festivities aren’t just reserved for the JUNOs broadcast and Gala Dinner. There are many exciting things happening around town all weekend! 

For any fans who are in London this weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to see and meet your favourite artists. 

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Running for three nights (March 15, 16 & 17) is the JUNO Side Stage Presented by Budweiser Gardens and Live Nation Canada, which will feature performances by JUNO award nominees. Each night will showcase different genres of music: Friday: Budweiser Country Night, Saturday: Hip Hop/Rap Night, Sunday: EDM Night. The JUNO Side Stage will take place at the South Parking lot heated tent at Budweiser Gardens and is free to attend all three nights. Sunday night’s event will be a combination of viewing party and concert featuring Loud Luxury and Ryan Shepherd! 

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Also happening Sunday March 17th, is the JUNO Red Carpet Viewing Party. The Red Carpet Viewing Party will also take place at the JUNO Side Stage: Budweiser Gardens South Lot (Outdoor heated tent) starting at 4pm. This free event is open to the public (Subject to capacity) and is a great place to be in the middle of all the action and to see your favourite stars walk the red carpet. 

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One more event where you can really get up-close and personal with the stars is the JUNO Fan Fare at Centre Court, CF Masonville Place on Saturday, March 16. At this event, fans will be able to meet and enjoy Selfie Sessions with Brett Kissel, KILLY, Loud Luxury, Johnny Orlando, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Scott Helman and Tyler Shaw. 

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For those wishing to immerse themselves in live performances, JUNOfest has got you covered! With 100+ Artists/Bands performing across 15+ Venues over  2 Nights in London, 1 Wristband can get you into all the JUNOfest shows on March 15th & 16th! 

For further event details and tickets visit: https://junoawards.ca/events/

EDM CANADA will be at the events throughout the weekend so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for live coverage and backstage access!