Shad, Pup, Marie Davidson and more to perform at 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala
9 of this year's nominees will take the stage
The performers at the 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala has been announced.
Nine of this year's nominated acts — Shad, Pup, Elisapie, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Marie Davidson, Fet.Nat, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty and Snotty Nose Rez Kids — will take the stage on Sept. 16 at the Carlu in Toronto. Tenth nominee, Jessie Reyez, will be in attendance. The 10 acts are up for the $50,000 grand prize and title of best Canadian album of the year. The decision will be made that night by an 11-member grand jury.
This year's grand jury will include:
Jacques Boivin, ecoutedonc.ca (Québec City)
Stephen Cooke, Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
Erin MacLeod, freelance journalist (Montréal)
Christine McAvoy, 3AM Revelations (Vancouver)
Max Mertens, freelance journalist (Toronto)
Nneka Nnagbo, Ottawa Beat & Melted Magazine (Ottawa)
Ryan B. Patrick, Exclaim! (Toronto)
Chantal Rondeau, Indigenous Today (Whitehorse)
Fanny St-Amand, Belle et Bum (Montréal)
Richard Trapunski, NOW Magazine (Toronto)
Melissa Vincent, A.Side (Toronto)
Public tickets to the gala, which are limited, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
CBC Music's Raina Douris will host the event. If you can't make it, you can live-stream it globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.
Previous winners of the Polaris Music Prize include Arcade Fire, Feist, Tanya Tagaq, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lido Pimienta and last year's winner, Jeremy Dutcher.