TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - 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.
"There is no question that Saskatchewan has a thriving and diverse music and cultural scene," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. "We're truly delighted to bring JUNO Week back to Saskatoon, after more than a decade, to a city with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the arts and a city that was an exceptional host in the past."
"The 2020 JUNO Awards will shine a spotlight on Saskatchewan hospitality and our own wealth of talented artists," the Honourable Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan said. "Events of this scale deliver wide-reaching economic benefits and contribute to our exceptional quality of life. We look forward to welcoming artists and fans who will be coming together to celebrate music in our province."
"It is great to once again be hosting the JUNOS—the biggest event on the Canadian music scene—in our city. Saskatoon is a cultural capital of our country and the events surrounding the JUNOS will be the perfect opportunity to showcase this to the rest of Canada as we welcome the rest of the country here in 2020," said Mayor Charlie Clark.
"We are deeply proud to have won the competitive bid for the JUNO Awards in 2020," said Scott Ford, Chair, 2020 JUNO Host Committee. "The opportunity to once again showcase our talent, enthusiastic and supportive community and the outstanding facilities of a city experiencing incredible growth, is a privilege. We look forward to executing another tremendous success with our partners at CARAS."
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.
Full press release available here.
SOURCE Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
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