Welcome to JUNO Week 2019!

Mar 11, 2019

JUNO week is here and there are lots of events to attend in the city. But where to start and what should you anticipate? With so much happening we’re here to help guide you through JUNO week so you can maximize your experience and be a part of music history!

Music + Video Game Collision Conference
Thursday, March 14th 10AM – 2:30PM
Doubletree by Hilton

Presented by the JUNO Host Committee and the London Economic Development Corporation, this event will unite game developers, gamers, composers, producers, musicians and fans to discuss the complex and layered world of gaming and music, and most importantly, how one is essential to the other’s continued success.

In 2018, the global video game industry reported revenue in excess of $101-billion, a staggering accomplishment in a market transformed by online streaming services. Music has always offered a tremendous value for gaming, but now gaming is a necessary outlet for music and musicians.

It could be argued that if musicians expect to thrive in the coming years, let alone survive, they will have to view gaming as not only a reformatted Top 40, but as a wholly unique site of commercial and creative convergences.

Music + Video Game Collision will explore just that idea with industry and thought leaders; including Monstercat’s Head of Business Affairs Dan Turcotte, Bitbird/Heroic’s Heads of Business Affairs Matthew Shelvock, Head of Licensing and Publishing at Six Shooter Records Kim Temple, Karen Chalmers of Big Blue Bubble, George Spanosof Digital Extremes, Josh Richardson of Tiny Titan and PhD candidate in Gaming and Music at Western University Mack Enns.

Emceed by Jay Hodgson (PhD), a Professor in the Popular Music Studies program at Western University, the event will also feature a networking luncheon that will profile students from Fanshawe College’s vibrant Video Game Design program and their works created during their studies.

Given that Canada is the third largest Video Game producing country in the world, it’s prudent that we explore a convergence that Steve Schnur, president of music at EA, once called “bigger than MTV.”

Individual tickets to the Music + Video Game Collision are priced at $20.00 for students (ID required) and $25.00 General Admission, plus applicable service charges. Tickets are available HERE

JUNO Cup Jam presented by CBC Sports
Thursday March 14th 8:00PM
Rum Runners

This memorable evening will showcase one-of-a-kind musical collaborations featuring musicians and athletes participating in JUNO Cup Presented by CBC Sports, including Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Classified, The Reklaws, members of Born Ruffians, Cuff the Duke, Ferraro, Jeff Giles (Jane’s Party), and more, all backed by the Devin Cuddy Band. Hosted by CBC Sports broadcasters Rob Snoek and Sophia Jurksztowicz.

Tickets are available starting at $22.60 including HST (plus fees) through Ticketmaster’s automated phone service 1-855-985-500 or in person at the London Music Hall Box Office or HERE

All proceeds benefit MusiCounts. The event is 19+.

JUNOcup presented by CBC Sports
Friday, March 15th 7:30PM
Western Fair District Sports Centre

JUNO Weekend kicks off with a celebrity fundraising hockey game in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. Bring the whole family as athletes and musicians face off in Canada’s favourite sport; a fun and competitive hockey game featuring special performances and a skills competition.

This year’s roster includes hockey stars Doug Gilmour(Toronto Maple Leafs), Gary Roberts (Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs), Mark Napier (Montréal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers), Sami Jo Small (Toronto Furies), Natalie Spooner (Toronto Furies), Sarah Nurse(Toronto Furies), Renata Fast (Toronto Furies), Dennis Maruk (Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars), Dave McLlwain (Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets), Mike Kostka (Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators), and Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders). Brandon Prust (Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens) will coach, while storied former NHL ref Bill McCreary will officiate the game.

Musical talent includes Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), The Reklaws, Classified, Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Amanda Rheaume, Menno Versteeg (Hollerado), Mitch Derosier & Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians), Jeff Giles (Jane’s Party), Katie Munshaw(Dizzy) and more. 

JUNOfest presented by CBC Music
Friday, March 15th – Saturday, March 16th
9PM -2AM

For two jam-packed nights, JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music will showcase artists, of all genres, from across the country. Featuring over 100 artists in more than 15 venues performing for fans, media and the music industry, JUNOfest will light up London, ON on March 15 & 16, 2019.

This year’s festival will include JUNOfest Jazz Presented by CBC Music at McManus Theatre (Grand Theatre), hosted by CBC Music’s Laila Biali on Friday, March 15 and JUNOfest Classical at the Aeolian Hall Performing Arts Centre, hosted by CBC Music’s Julie Nesrallah on Saturday, March 16. Another exciting show will be presented by CBC Music at The Rec Room on Friday, March 15 featuring performances by Tyler Shaw, Neon Dreams, Port Cities and In The City.

View full JUNOfest schedule HERE

JUNOfest wristbands are now SOLD OUT.

Tickets to individual shows may still be available (pricing varies per show). JUNOfest tickets are available HERE

JUNO Comedy Show presented by SIRIUS XM Canada
Friday, March 15th 7PM
London Music Hall

JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada, hosted by SiriusXM’s Ben Miner, will feature performances by the 2019 JUNO Award nominees for Comedy Album of the Year Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada, including Chanty Marostica, Dave Merheje, Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton. This night of side-splitting humour will take place at the London Music Hall (185 Queens Avenue).

Individual tickets to the JUNO Comedy Show Presented by SiriusXM Canada are priced at $27.50 (plus fees) and are available HERE, the Ticketmaster automated phone service – 1-855-985-5000, or in person London Music Hall Box Office – 185 Queens Ave London ON – 519-432-1107. The event is 19+.

JUNO Side Stage
Friday March 15th 8PM
Budweiser Gardens South Lot

The Reklaws - country music duo and 2019 Country Album of the Year nominees Jess Moskaluke - country songstress and JUNO Award winner and five-time nominee (2019 Country Album of the Year) The Washboard Union - Vancouver-based country music trio and 2019 Breakthrough Group of the Year nominees Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters

Tickets are on sale now at the gate 1 Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens, by phone at 1-866-455-2849, or HERE

Junior JUNOS
Saturday, March 16th 10:30AM
Wolf Performance Hall

Junior JUNOS is a family-friendly Saturday morning dance party featuring performances by Children’s Album of the Year JUNO Award nominees Beppie, Ginalina, Sonshine & Broccoli and Splash’N Boots. Presented with CBC Kids, fans of all ages are invited to Wolf Performance Hall (251 Dundas St.) on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM to experience a morning filled with music, crafts, and interactive activities, hosted by CBC Kids stars Tony and Gary the Unicorn. Families can arrive as early as 10:00 am for fun crafts, interactive activities and a special meet & greet with True from True and the Rainbow Kingdom.

Individual tickets to Junior JUNOS are priced at $9.04 for children and $22.60 for adults. Family Passes are also available at $45.20 and can be purchased HERE.


JUNO Fan Fare Powered by Live Nation Canada and CBC Music

Saturday, March 16th 12PM

CF Masonville Mall, Centre Court


Flocks of fans across London will get the once in a lifetime chance to meet their favourite Canadian artists at this year’s JUNO Fan Fare Powered by Live Nation Canada and CBC Music at Centre Court, CF Masonville Place (1680 Richmond St.) on Saturday, March 16. The exciting afternoon, hosted by CBC Music’s Odario Williams, will feature meet and greets with select 2019 JUNO nominees, along with sensational live performances.

Appearing at JUNO Fan Fare for Selfie Sessions are; Brett KisselKILLYLoud LuxuryJohnny OrlandoMeghan PatrickThe ReklawsScott Helman and Tyler Shaw.

Tickets are currently sold out. To join the waitlist CLICK HERE

JUNO Stories From the Studio
Saturday March 16th 12PM – 2PM
Fanshawe College, School of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts (Downtown Campus)

Music fans are invited to join renowned JUNO nominated and winning engineers and producers for a panel discussion on what exactly goes into the recording sessions that have resulted in some of Canada’s most iconic songs.

Canadian recording artist and three-time JUNO Award nominee Emm Gryner will host the discussion alongside a talented roster including three-time JUNO Award nominee Ben Kaplan (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), two-time JUNO Award winner and eight-time JUNO Award nominee Eric Ratz (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), two-time JUNO Award nominee Greg Wells (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), JUNO Award winner and two-time nominee Jason Dufour (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), first-time nominee Mike Wise (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), first-time nominee Robbie Lackritz (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), JUNO Award winner and three-time nominee Shawn Everett (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), first-time nominee Steve Bays (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), first-time nominee Thomas D’Arcy (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year) and guest panelist, CEO of Sandbox Studios Rookz.


Ben Kaplan, Eric Ratz, Greg Wells, Jason Dufour, Mike Wise, Robbie Lackritz, Shawn Everett, Steve Bays, Thomas D’Arcy, and Rookz. Hosted by Emm Gryner.

Tickets are on sale now for $15 (including fees) and can be purchased HERE or 1-888-222-6608. Proceeds from the event support MusiCounts

JUNO Side Stage
Saturday March 16th 8PM
Budweiser Gardens South Lot

KILLY - Toronto rapper and three-time JUNO Award nominee (2019 JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Rap Recording of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters) 88GLAM - hip hop duo and two-time JUNO Award nominees (2019 Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Rap Recording of the Year) Anders - singer-songwriter and 2019 R&B/ Soul Recording of the Year nominee

Tickets are on sale now at the gate 1 Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens, by phone at 1-866-455-2849, or HERE

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN In Association with Canadian Music Publishers Association
Sunday, March 17th 12PM
Centennial Hall

2019 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, co-hosted by 12-time JUNO nominee Alan Doyle and Tom Power, host of q on CBC Radio One, will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 12 p.m. ET at London’s Centennial Hall and will be broadcast live on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and be available to live stream via CBCMusic.ca/junos

Featuring Performances by: 

  • David Foster (2019 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada)
  • Dan Mangan (Adult Alternative Album of the Year)
  • Elisapie (Indigenous Music Album of the Year Presented by APTN)
  • Laila Biali (Vocal Jazz Album of the Year)
  • Meghan Patrick (Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters; Country Album of the Year)
  • Tyler Shaw (Pop Album of the Year)

Proudly dubbed the “Jewel of JUNO Week,” the intimate showcase is unlike any other event during the week-long celebration of Canadian music. Presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle demonstrates the powerful role that songwriting plays.

Fans and guests experience rare collaborations between artists and get the inside scoop on the inspiration and process behind their favourite songs.

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will broadcast live on CBC Radio One and CBC Music, and for the first time on cbcmusic.ca/JUNOS. Canadians who miss the live broadcast can enjoy encore presentations on CBC Radio One, March 22 and March 29 (2pm-3pm) and CBC Music, March 25 and April 1 (7pm-8pm).

Tickets for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN In Association with Canadian Music Publishers Association are available starting at $49.50 (plus taxes and service fees). CLICK HERE to purchase

The 2019 JUNO Awards
Sunday, March 17th 7PM
Budweiser Gardens

Canada’s biggest night in music, hosted by 12-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan, will broadcast LIVE across the country on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service and globally at  cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 PM ET on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Featuring performances by

  • bülow
  • Coeur De Pirate with Loud
  • Loud Luxury
  • Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot
  • The Reklaws
  • 2019 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Corey Hart
  • Arkells
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Bahamas
  • NAV

Tickets are on sale now at the gate 1 Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens, by phone at 1-866-455-2859, or HERE

JUNO Side Stage
Saturday March 16th 8PM
Budweiser Gardens South Lot

JUNO Awards Broadcast Viewing and After-Party featuring four-time nominees Loud Luxury (2019 JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Single of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Dance Recording of the Year) and Toronto based producer/DJ Ryan Shepherd.

Tickets are on sale now at the gate 1 Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens, by phone at 1-866-455-2849, or HERE

JUNO House

Juno House, a pop-up shop and information centre at 658 Dundas St., just east of Adelaide, will be a place for Londoners to plug into the excitement around Canada’s biggest music awards, set to roll into town this week.

Take a Juno-themed selfie, buy merchandise or enter a contest to win wristbands to the sold-out JUNOfest taking over bars and music venues this Friday and Saturday.

Museum London

Art is Art
February 2, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Highlighting the synergy between visual art and music, Art is Art showcases the visual art practices of prominent Canadian recording artists. Commissioned by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), this exhibition encourages its participants to explore the extensive manifestations of artistic energy. Whether crafting a song or painting a portrait, the creative core is similar. Art is art, and this collection celebrates the creative connection between these two disciplinary fields.

New this year, there will be 14 additional works by JUNO Award nominees, including Bryan Adams, Sarah Slean, Alex Lifeson, Danny Miles (July Talk), Laurence Nerbonne, and more.

JUNO Photography Exhibition
February 2, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Presenting photos that capture candid moments backstage and classic performances on-stage. This stunning retrospective photography exhibition showcases the past 45+ years of Canadian music and the JUNO Awards. A selection of photos from the JUNO Awards’ 40th Anniversary book, Music from Far and Wide, as well as never before seen photos taken by Canada’s foremost rock and roll photographers including Barry Roden, Bruce Cole, Grant Martin, Tom Sandler, Ryan Bolton, Alex Urosevic, and iPhoto Inc.

Women to the Front
February 2, 2019 – March 31, 2019

This exhibition pays respect to voices that are often missing from the story of the Canadian music industry. The influence of Canadian women in music is indisputable as they continue to dominate the charts, break records, and innovate.

Who invited women to the front? The women

Polaris Music Prize Posters
February 2, 2019 – March 31, 2019

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

Each year Polaris’ expert jury of broadcasters, bloggers, programmers, and other media authorities convene to discuss music they believe merits Polaris consideration. A series of jury votes establishes a 40-album Long List and then a 10-album Short List before a winning album, based on artistic merit, is determined at the Polaris Gala.

Polaris commissions curated limited edition silk-screen posters custom made to represent each album nominated for these Short Lists as well as for the designates of our Polaris Heritage Prize classic album hall of fame.

Included in this exhibition are the Polaris Posters representing almost every winning act since the prize was established in 2006 as well as select Heritage Prize posters.

Every Polaris Poster ever commissioned can be found at polarismusicprize.ca/posters.

To download your 2019 JUNOS Event Guide CLICK HERE

For information on the 2019 JUNOS Host Committee CLICK HERE