Canadians won’t have to miss a beat of the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SiriusXM Canada as CARAS will live stream the star-studded event and the presentation of 35 JUNO Awards, on Saturday, March 14. For the second year in a row, music fans across the country will be able to tune-in to the exclusive Gala live stream at 6pm ET on www.junoawards.ca, in partnership Entertainment One (eOne), North America’s leading independent music label and distributor.
A sought-after industry celebration featuring the biggest names in Canadian music, this year’s Gala, hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, will be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s the night before The 2015 JUNO Awards Broadcast. The evening will feature performances by 2015 JUNO Award nominees Alvvays, Dallas Smith, Daniel Lanois, Matt Andersen and a special Blues Jam featuring Crystal Shawanda, JW-Jones, Steve Hill, Steve Strongman, and The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer. This year’s special award recipients include Rush, who will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award sponsored by Bell Media, and music executive Ray Danniels, recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.
“The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards unites and celebrates the best of the best in Canadian music for one special evening,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “We are excited that we are able to once again pull back the curtain so all Canadians can tune-in and enjoy what is otherwise an exclusive night for the industry.”
“SiriusXM’s involvement in the Gala is fitting as we celebrate our 10th year in Canada providing subscribers and artists alike a platform to reach new music and new audiences,” said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SiriusXM Canada. “We are very excited to join CARAS and our colleagues at the 2015 JUNO Gala and Awards and we’re looking forward to a night of amazing performances from our friends and award nominees.”
As part of JUNO Award week programming on SiriusXM, JUNO Radio will feature interviews and moments from the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards along with performances from current and past JUNO nominees and award winners. JUNO Radio will be broadcast on SiriusXM’s The Verge (channel 173) and Iceberg (channel 161) starting March 13th through March 15th.
“Entertainment One is excited to join in the festivities honouring the past year’s best Canadian music and to celebrate our great partnership with the JUNO Awards,” said Greg Pappas, Vice President & General Manager, Entertainment One Music Canada. “We are committed to bringing all music fans together through live streaming and happy to share in the experience of the event.”
During the Gala, JUNO TV will be live streaming their interviews backstage JUNO TV’s hosts Lauren Toyota and Indie 88’s Carlin Burton will talk to winners that night and viewers will be able to interact through the live stream and ask questions by going to www.junotv.ca at 6pm ET. For more details check out our All The JUNO Awards You Don’t See On TV! Live! teaser video below.