Calgary to host the 2016 JUNO Awards

CANADA'S MUSIC AWARDS STAMPEDE INTO TOWN

CALGARY, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The JUNO Awards "road trip" is saddled up and heading west as The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and broadcast partner CTV announced today that Calgary will host The 2016 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week celebrations, March 28-April 3. The 45th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from The Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

JUNO Week 2016 will bring the festivities back to Alberta following a community-based bid led by Tourism Calgary. The JUNO Awards are returning to Calgary after the outstanding success of the 2008 JUNO Awards, and this will be the city's second time hosting Canada's music awards.

"Calgary's unparalleled enthusiasm and famous hospitality make it the ultimate host for Canada's Music Awards," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. "The city's musical talent and passionate fans have only heightened the success of Canadian music and we are excited for what's in store when we return in 2016 to celebrate the 45th annual JUNO Awards."

"The JUNO Awards not only celebrate the best in emerging and established Canadian music, they shine a national spotlight on the host city," said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "CTV looks forward to returning to Calgary with THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, and sharing the undeniable energy of the city with viewers from coast-to-coast-to-coast."

"I'm thrilled Calgarians will once again be hosting the JUNO Awards," said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. "This is a tremendous opportunity for Calgary and our music and culture scene."

"We're delighted that the JUNO Awards will be returning to Calgary for the first time in eight years," said Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary. "2016 will be a great year for music in Calgary as we highlight Canada's best musical talents during JUNO Week, followed by the opening of the highly anticipated National Music Centre later in the year."

For the full press release, go to www.junoawards.ca

SOURCE JUNO Awards

For further information: For more information on CARAS and the 2015 JUNO Awards, contact: Katherine Holmes, Holmes PR, 416.628.5604, kholmes@holmespr.com; For more information on Calgary and the 2016 JUNO Host Committee, contact: Cassandra McAuley, Tourism Calgary, 403.835.0711, cassandram@tourismcalgary.com; For more information on The 2015 JUNO Awards Broadcast, contact: Sara McLaren, Bell Media, 416.384.6104, Sara.McLaren@bellmedia.ca

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