Calgary to Host 2016 Juno Awards
Published Feb 27, 2015This year's Juno Awards are only a couple of weeks away, but organizers are already looking ahead to next year's ceremony. It was announced this morning (February 27) that Calgary will be playing host to the 2016 edition of the award show.
Next year will mark the 45th anniversary of the Junos, which honour achievements in Canadian music. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 3, 2016, with Juno Week celebrations leading up to the event from March 28 to April 3. It will be held at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
It marks the second time that the city of Calgary has hosted the awards, having previously taken on the job in 2008.
"I'm thrilled Calgarians will once again be hosting the Juno Awards," said mayor Naheed Nenshi, in a press release. "This is a tremendous opportunity for Calgary and our music and culture scene."
"Calgary's unparalleled enthusiasm and famous hospitality make it the ultimate host for Canada's Music Awards," said Allan Reid, president and CEO of CARAS and 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."
As for this year's ceremony, the 2015 Juno Awards will take place on March 15 in Hamilton, ON. Calgarians like Chad VanGaalen, Jann Arden and Kiesza are up for awards. You can see a list of the nominated artists here.