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Host and performers announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by SOCAN 

Hosted by Tom Power, host of cbc radio one q 
Performances by Daniel Caesar, Jess Moskaluke, Koriass, 
William Prince, and one of the 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO 
Master Class winners, Neon Dreams
JUNO TV to live stream all the action at JUNOTV.ca
TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the host and performers for the 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN, on Saturday, April 1 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.Hosted by Tom Power, host of cbc radio one q, the private industry ceremony will see 34 JUNO Awards given out to trailblazers in Canadian music. The 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award (Randy Lennox) and the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award (Buffy Sainte-Marie) will also be presented.

The 46th annual JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards will also feature live performances by 2017 JUNO Award-nominees Daniel Caesar (R&B/Soul Recording of the Year), Jess Moskaluke(Country Album of the Year), Koriass (Francophone Album of the Year), and William Prince(Contemporary Roots Album of the Year sponsored by National Arts Centre and Indigenous Music Album of the Year sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network). The event will also feature a special performance by one of the three 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners, Neon Dreams.

“As SOCAN leads the global transformation of music rights, we are once again thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards,” said Eric Baptiste CEO of SOCAN. “The night is a celebration of Canada’s music creators, publishers and record companies who continue to enjoy spectacular success at home and abroad. The world’s idea of what Canada is all about is perfectly depicted in the music that Canada creates.”

Music fans across the country will also get an all access pass to the exclusive event with the JUNO TV live-stream, starting at 6 p.m. ET, at www.junotv.ca.  JUNO TV will offer audiences an unimpeded view of all of the action both on-stage and behind the scenes including a backstage lounge hosted by YouTuber Sam Sutherland and Indie 88’s Lana Gay who will sit down with the evening’s winners to chat about the big wins, and is courtesy of funding provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation. JUNO TV will also offer two additional live stream channels with backstage access to the media room cam and portrait studio cam, giving audiences the opportunity to listen in on interviews and artist Q&A’s.

Attendees of the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards will indulge their senses with a three-course menu, and to accompany and enhance the dining experience, Jackson-Triggs Reserve VQA wines will be paired with the meal, offering both Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, and Steam Whistle Brewing will offer its signature pilsner.

For more information on JUNO TV or the 2017 JUNO Awards please visit www.junoawards.ca.

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