London is set to host Canada’s biggest music award show.
The Juno Awards are coming to London March 17th, 2019. There will be festivities all week long leading up to the award show, including The Juno Cup, a fundraiser hockey game, Junior Juno’s, a song writer circle and the Red Carpet.
This is London’s first time hosting the showing, which began touring across Canada in 2002.
Mayor Matt Brown was among those in attendance, and gave a speech. He says this is a great event for the City to host.
“This is the single largest entertainment event in the country. It’s going to be fantastic for the London community, it is something we have been striving for, for years and years.”
This isn’t the first big event that the Forest City has hosted, seeing the World Figure Skating Championship and Memorial Cup in London.
Tourism Official Chris Campbell says this event can gather people from across the country.
“The sky is the limit when you are putting a national spotlight on London. You have to consider the proximity to Toronto, the popularity of Canadian Music. If you watched the Grammy’s you will know how big Canadian music is.”
Starting January 29th, 1 dollar from every show at the London Music Hall, Centennial Hall and Budweiser Gardens will be donated to MusiCounts, a music education charity which provides instruments to children.
Budweiser Gardens is the venue that will host the Canadian Music Awards.