The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the JUNO Awards are heading back to Saskatchewan in 2020. Affectionately dubbed the ‘Paris of the Prairies’, Saskatoon will once again host the largest music event in the country and all JUNO Week festivities beginning on March 9, culminating with the 49th annual JUNO Awards broadcast live on CBC from the SaskTel Centre on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
JUNO Week 2020 returns to Saskatchewan with the support of the Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon, and the 2020 Host Committee. This is the second time the city has hosted Canada’s most prominent celebration of music, having hosted the JUNOS in 2007 when Nelly Furtado served as host.
As one of the premiere cultural destinations in Canada, Saskatoon is one of Canada’s youngest city with a palpable energy and a vibrant cultural scene. The SaskTel Centre has undergone numerous renovations and a seating expansion since the 2007 JUNO Awards, now boasting seating for more than 15,000 fans.
A province that celebrates artistry, Saskatchewan is home to numerous talented artists including 2019 JUNO Award nominees Jess Moskaluke, Megan Nash, The Deep Dark Woods, The Sheepdogs and 2018 Traditional Roots Album of the Year winners – The Dead South.
Over the years, the JUNOS has become an engine of economic yield, with each host city seeing an average impact of over $12M.
The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos