Gord Downie to be honoured by Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer at this year's Juno Awards

The two musicians will team up for a special tribute to the late Tragically Hip frontman.

The 2 musicians will team up for a special tribute to the late Tragically Hip frontman

Musicians Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer will pay tribute to Gord Downie at the 2018 Juno Awards. (Alysse Gafkjen, Vanessa Heins)

Canadian musicians Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer will pay tribute to the late Gord Downie at this year's Juno Awards, broadcasting on Sunday, March 25. 

Downie, best known as the frontman of the beloved Canadian band the Tragically Hip, died of brain cancer last October. He first announced his terminal illness to the public in May 2016, which was followed by one final cross-country tour with his band.

The Tragically Hip is a 16-time Juno-winning band, and Downie himself was honoured with a solo win for songwriter of the year at the 2017 Junos for his album Secret Path. Downie is posthumously nominated for three awards this year for his last solo album, Introduce Yerself

"The last time I performed at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Gord was standing by my side singing with me," Green, who performs under the moniker City and Colour, said in a press release. "This performance will be with a heavy heart, but also a very proud and honoured one. Gord was the gold standard and everything that I hope to be." 

Wherever you are in the world, you can watch the 2018 Juno Awards broadcast live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25 at cbcmusic.ca/junos.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.