The opening night awards are a marathon, not a sprint, and one of the most refreshing parts of the evening — other than the delighted artists and their often heartfelt speeches — are the performances. Because what's a celebration of music without actual music?
From rapper Tobi's unforgettable and empowering opening number and the high-octane country of BFFs Lindsay Ell and MacKenzie Porter to the inspired art-punk-pop of Klô Pelgag and the stirring power of Ammoye, Kirk Diamond and Töme's collaboration, as well as raucous, radical shredding from Crown Lands, there's something for every music fan in these performances.
And don't forget to check out future potential stars Monowhales, a shortlisted band from the 2020/2021 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class.
Toronto rapper TOBi gives his song "Family Matters" an a cappella twist with a live performance at the Juno Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada. 2:25 TOBi performs his song "Made Me Everything" at the Juno Opening Night Awards 2:54
Lindsay Ell and MacKenzie Porter
Country singer Lindsay Ell performs Want Me Back before being joined by MacKenzie Porter to perform These Days, live from the JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada. 4:15
Klô Pelgag performs Melamine from her album Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, live at the Juno Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada. 3:28
Ammoye, Kirk Diamond and Töme
Canadian reggae artists perform a medley of their hits at the Juno Opening Night Awards presented by Music Canada. Ammoye performs "Give It All," Kirk Diamond performs "Greater" and Töme performs "I Pray." 5:09
Rock duo Crown Lands perform "End of the Road," beginning with a spoken word piece on the Highway of Tears and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman. Live from the Juno Opening Night Awards (Presented by Music Canada). 5:05
MONOWHALES, consisting of Sally Shaar, Zach Zanardo and Jordan Circosta, perform their hit song "Out with the Old" at the at the Juno Opening Night Awards (Presented by Music Canada). 2:50