Mar 21, 2018

On March 25, Canada’s public broadcaster will launch MUSIC DAY ON CBC, an all-day celebration of Canadian music across all platforms leading up to the live broadcast of the 2018 JUNO Awards. Featuring special programming across television, radio and online, MUSIC DAY ON CBC will become an annual event and is part of CBC MUSIC’s extensive JUNO 365 content, which will shine a spotlight on homegrown music all year. MUSIC DAY ON CBC will culminate with the first-ever live broadcast of the JUNO Awards in all time zones across Canada starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBC. In another first, the awards will also be broadcast on both CBC Radio networks and livestream globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

"The JUNOS have come back to Canada’s public broadcaster and we couldn’t be happier to have them on CBC,” said Heather Conway, executive vice-president, English Services, CBC. “Music reflects who we are as a people. As the home of Canadian music, CBC's support goes well beyond the awards broadcast. Our efforts continue throughout the year. And this year we are introducing Music Day on CBC March 25 across all platforms. It's just one initiative that reflects our deep commitment to Canadian music and artists.”

Leading up to March 25, CBC will keep the focus on Canadian music throughout JUNO Week with special events in Vancouver in partnership with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) including q LIVE at the JUNOS with Tom Power, The JUNO Cup presented by CBC Sports and Junior JUNOS presented with CBC Kids. The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018.

The full schedule for MUSIC DAY ON CBC and CBC’s JUNO Week events is as follows. For more information, please visit cbcmusic.ca/junos.

Sunday, March 25




1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) - CBC Music Festival Special
Relive the best performances and moments from the 2018 CBC Music Festival.

2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) - CBC Music: JUNOS Sessions
Canadian acts cover JUNO Award-winning singles from The Tragically Hip, Alanis Morissette, Michael Bublé and more.

3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET) - The JUNOS Effect
Find out how winning a JUNO Award changed the careers and lives of Serena Ryder, Ruth B, July Talk, Lights, and William Prince

4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) - The JUNOS Pre-Show with Tom Power
Tom Power interviews some of the biggest nominees and performers from the 2018 JUNOs including Shania Twain, Steven Page and Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez.

5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) - JUNO Awards live broadcast
Watch the 47th JUNO Awards broadcast, hosted by Michael Bublé live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.




3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET) - JUNO Awards Red Carpet
Watch JUNO Award nominees and Canadian greats walk the red carpet on Canada’s biggest night in music, with hosts Odario Williams and Amanda Parris, live at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) - JUNO Awards Live Broadcast
Tune into the 47th JUNO Awards broadcast, hosted by Michael Bublé live on cbcmusic.ca/junos from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

8:30 p.m. PT (11:30 p.m. ET) - CBC Music Presents Playlist Live
End your JUNO week with surprise, must-see live performances from many great Canadian artists, live at cbcmusic.ca/junos.



CBC Music (formerly CBC Radio 2):

6 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT / ET - Mornings on CBC Music
Show will feature music from JUNO-nominated artists, performers and presenters with host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe.

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT / ET - JUNO Winner’s Circle
Host Tom Allen has all the highlights from the winners of Saturday night’s JUNO Award Gala.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  PT (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) - JUNOFest Classical Showcase
Join host Paolo Pietropaolo who presents performances by Jan Lisiecki, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Philippe Sly, Toronto's ARC Ensemble, Johannes Moser, Jocelyn Morlock and Alice Ping Lee Ho.

12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET) - JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Live from Vancouver and introduced by Raina Douris, Iskwé, Jim Cuddy, Rose Cousins, Ruth B. and Scott Helman are joined by co-hosts Jann Arden and Bob Rock.

2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) - JUNOFest Jazz Showcase
Directed by multi-JUNO Award-winner Phil Dwyer and hosted by Margaret Gallagher, hear performances featuring 2018 JUNO-nominated jazz performers.

3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET) - Deep Dive
Take a deep dive into the Barenaked Ladies album Gordon before their JUNO Music Hall of Fame induction with host Rich Terfry.

4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) - JUNO 365 Cover Sessions
Some of today’s hottest Canadian acts to put their own spin on a past JUNO Single of the Year track.

5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) - JUNO Awards live broadcast
Tune into the 47th JUNO Award broadcast, hosted by Michael Bublé live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) - The Strombo Show
Following the JUNO Awards, join George Stroumboulopoulos as he celebrates JUNO nominees in live music sessions and interviews.

CBC Radio One:

6 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET) - The Sunday Edition
Episode will feature music from JUNO nominees and past JUNO Award winners.

10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET ) - Spark
Don Grierson walks through the evolution of the music business in the digital age, and how that's generated new ways to help artists monetize their work through technology. 

11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET) - Tapestry
Diving into music that stirs the soul, guest host Little Scream sits down with Isabel Bayrakdarian, Leif Vollebekk, Magdelys Savigne, Alysha Brilla and Will Butler from Arcade Fire.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT (3 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET) - JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
Live from Vancouver and introduced by Raina Douris, Iskwé, Jim Cuddy, Rose Cousins, Ruth B. and Scott Helman are joined by co-hosts Jann Arden and Bob Rock.

2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) - Cross Country Checkup
Call in to join this week’s JUNO-related conversation.

3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET) - Reclaimed
Hosted by Jarrett Martineau, this show will feature special Indigenous-focused JUNO programming.

5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) - JUNO Awards live broadcast
Tune into the 47th JUNO Awards broadcast, hosted by Michael Bublé live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.



Thursday, March 22

7 p.m. PT - Because News
Special JUNO edition live-audience taping at CBC Vancouver Studio 1 with Gavin Crawford.

7 p.m. PT - q LIVE at the JUNOS*
Tom Power is at the Vogue Theatre taping a show with artist performances, interviews and a Vancouver-specific “q this” segment with Raina Douris, Odario Williams and Stephen Quinn.
*livestreamed via cbcmusic.ca/junos and q’s Facebook and YouTube pages

Friday, March 23

7 p.m. PT - JUNOfest Outlaws and Gunslingers Showcase
Showcase presented by CBC Music, hosted by CBC Music’s Raina Douris and Odario Williams at The Imperial.

7:30 p.m. PT - JUNO Cup presented by CBC Sports
A celebrity hockey game in support of MusiCounts at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre featuring CBC Sports personalities Craig McMorris and Rob Snoek.

9 p.m. PT - JUNOfest Jazz Showcase
Jazz showcase presented by CBC Music hosted by CBC Hot Air’s Margaret Gallagher at Frankie’s Jazz Club.

Saturday, March 24

9 a.m. PT - Junior JUNOs presented with CBC Kids
JUNO-nominated artists from the Children’s Album of the year perform. Hosted by Gary the Unicorn and Tony Kim at the Let’s Hear It Live Celebration Site at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

12 p.m. PT – 3 p.m. PT - JUNO Fan Fare presented by CBC Music
CBC Music hosts Odario Williams and Amanda Parris will join CBC Vancouver host Anita Bathe at the Metrotown Mall to introduce the JUNO nominees appearing for performances and photos with fans.

2 p.m. PT - JUNOfest Classical Showcase*
Classical showcase presented by CBC Music and hosted by CBC’s Paolo Pietropaolo at CBC Vancouver Studio 1.
*livestreamed via cbcmusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s Facebook and YouTube pages

6 p.m. PT - JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards*
q’s Tom Power will host the awards from the Vancouver Convention Centre.
*livestreamed via cbcmusic.ca/junos and CBC Music’s Facebook and YouTube pages

8:30 p.m. PT - JUNOfest Celebration of Canadian Hip Shop Showcase
Maestro Fresh Wes’ 50th birthday at The Rickshaw Theatre hosted by Raina Douris and Odario Williams.

Sunday, March 25

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT - JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
CBC Music’s Raina Douris joins Jann Arden and Bob Rock to bring together some of the most talented songwriters to share their stories at The Orpheum Theatre.


Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner of the 2018 JUNO Awards: CBC Music

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, Apple Music and TD Bank Group

Web Links:
CBC Music: cbcmusic.ca/junos
Official JUNO Awards website: junoawards.ca
Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards
Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards
Hashtag: #JUNOS


About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music
CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music ‎privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on The 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit junoawards.ca.

About Insight Productions
Known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the country’s biggest award shows, music series and variety specials – Insight is back in the producer's chair for their 17th JUNO Awards. Headed by John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Insight is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted.  Insight Senior Vice-President & Show Runner, Lindsay Cox serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Fury Christmas, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration. In 2018, Insight collectively received 24 Canadian Screen Award nominations. Other 2017 productions include The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada and Intervention. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content.

For media inquiries regarding CBC’s JUNO programming, please contact:
Teaghan Hawke, publicist, CBC