The 46th Annual JUNO Awards are taking place Sunday, April 2nd, and this year, they are coming to the Canadian Tire Centre located in Stittsville!
Hosted by Bryan Adams and Russell Peters and featuring performances by Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Talent, The Arkells, The Strumbellas, A Tribe Called Red, Ruth B, Dallas Smith, and July Talk, this is an event you certainly won’t want to miss.
The ceremony begins at 6:30 PM and, for those who prefer to watch at home, will also be broadcasted live on CTV.
As with any major event, I would like to remind residents that minor road closures will be taking place the day of the event. Cyclone-Taylor Blvd between Huntmar Drive and Fran Finnigan Way will be closed between 12:30-10:30 PM April 2nd.
Juno Cup + Other Events
Ottawa 2017 also has a whole slew of great events already underway for Juno Week!
The 14th annual Juno Cup will take place on Friday, March 31st 7:30 at the TD Place Arena. This interesting matchup pits NHL Greats: Daniel Alfredsson, Paul Coffey, Chris Phillips, Gary Roberts, and more against Juno music champions such as: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Sam Roberts, Jon Gallant (Billy Talent), Kathleen Edwards, and Darryl James (The Strumbellas).
This hockey/music alliance will join forces to support MusiCounts in a celebrity hockey game you need to see to believe. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.tdplace.ca.
Beyond this, there is also JUNOfest, JUNO Fan Fare, and the JUNO Songwriting Circle all slated to be excellent celebrations of Canadian music.
I am thrilled about all of the spectacular entertainment scheduled for JUNO week and am happy to see so many Canadian artistic talents gathered in the nation’s capital. I hope to see many of you at the festivities. For more information, please visit http://www.ottawa2017.ca/events/signature-events/juno-awards-and-juno-week.