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The JUNO Awards return to Vancouver in 2025, live on CBC

The JUNO Awards return to Vancouver in 2025, live on CBC

Ahead of the upcoming 2024 JUNO Awards in Halifax, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today The JUNO Awards are making their way back to Vancouver in 2025, marking the fifth time the West Coast metropolis has hosted CaCCanada’s Biggest Night in Music. The city will honour the nation’s top musical talent once again with 2025 JUNO Week being hosted in Vancouver, BC from Wednesday, March 26 to Sunday, March 30, culminating with the 54th Annual JUNO Awards broadcast, airing live on CBC and CBC Gem from Rogers Arena.

The 2025 edition of JUNO Week returns with the support of the Province of British Columbia, Destination Vancouver, City of Vancouver, Downtown Van, Creative BC, Music BC and the 2025 Host Committee. With more than 80 independent record labels and over 120 sound recording studios, the scenic city’s music arena is as diverse and vibrant as the province itself. The JUNO Awards were last in Vancouver when global icon Michael Bublé hosted the show in his hometown in 2018. For first access to JUNO Awards Broadcast ticket on-sale information and updates, sign up at junoawards.ca/vancouver

“Vancouver and the Province of BC are internationally recognized for its stunning scenery, but also for its incredible devotion to the arts,” says Allan Reid, President & CEO, of CARAS/ The JUNO Awards. “The 2018 JUNOS were an incredible experience with some of the most memorable performances in our history. We are so excited to return to the West Coast for another spectacular JUNOS in 2025 and to shine a spotlight on Vancouver’s status as a world-class music destination.“

“B.C. is a hotbed for emerging talent. From modern South Asian sounds, a thriving electronic music scene, to a strong Hip-Hop community, the music industry across B.C. is diverse,” expressed Nate Sabine, Vancouver JUNO Host Committee Co-Chair & President of Music BC. “Our goal is to continuously create opportunity and drive support for a burgeoning music ecosystem. A great example of that work is our stewardship of Let’s Hear It, a 2018 Vancouver JUNOS legacy brand. I take great pride in the fact that to date, the program has highlighted over 75 artists, and that this work will continue well past 2025.”

“British Columbia is one of Canada’s leading centres for music. Hosting the 2025 JUNO Awards in Vancouver is an excellent opportunity to showcase our province’s remarkable music scene and the incredible talent of our artists, said Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “We are excited to welcome fans and artists from across the country to Vancouver in 2025, offering them an unforgettable experience with our world-class hospitality and amazing tourist attractions.”

Captivating visitors from around the globe, British Columbia is a meeting place for travellers seeking to experience its unbelievable outdoor lifestyle, breathtaking views and Indigenous culture. A prized entertainment market with a thriving local music scene, the city attracts legendary artists to perform at its iconic music venues including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Commodore Ballroom, Rogers Arena and more. There is a remarkable breadth of artists who hail from Vancouver and British Columbia including award-winning producer Bob Rock and David Foster, Mother Mother, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan,  AP Dhillon, and Lauren Spencer Smith. 

“We are excited to welcome The JUNO Awards in Vancouver! Beyond celebrating the incredible talent in the Canadian music industry, we take pride in the rich diversity and culture that makes our city truly exceptional. We are going to make the 2025 JUNOs experience the best one yet, blending unity, culture, and lasting memories for all,” expressed Ken Sim, Mayor of Vancouver.

JUNOS has been touring Canada for over 20 years, generating an average economic impact of $12 million for the host city, becoming an engine for the economy.

The JUNO Awards have ventured across Canada from coast to coast starting in St. John’s in 2002 (and again in 2010), followed by Ottawa (2003, 2012 and 2017), Edmonton (2004, 2023), Winnipeg (2005 and 2014), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008 and 2016), Vancouver (2009 and 2018), Toronto (2011, 2021 and 2022), Regina (2013), and Hamilton (2015).

The 53rd Annual JUNO Awards and 2024 JUNO Week is being hosted in Halifax, NS from Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24, 2024, closing with The JUNO Awards Broadcast. Nelly Furtado returns as host with the show broadcasting and streaming from Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre, live across the country at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s YouTube page.

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