Published Sep 16, 2016The annual Polaris Music Prize is awarded to the top Canadian album "without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity," and this year's winner (and giant novelty cheque) will be handed out at a gala event on Monday night (September 19).
The celebration will get underway at the Carlu in Toronto, but for those who can't attend in person, don't worry — the entire event will be streamed online.
Throughout the show, partygoers and home viewers will be treated to performances from 2016 short list nominees Andy Shauf, Basia Bulat, Black Mountain, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessy Lanza, U.S. Girls and White Lung. Grimes and Kaytranada will both attend the event, but won't perform. PUP will unfortunately miss the whole thing due to a prior European tour commitment, but can join the masses by tuning into the livestream.
The video presentation comes courtesy of CBC Music, and you'll be able to watch all the action go down in the player below at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday night.