Since the JUNO Awards became a traveling roadshow back in 2002, it’s played Hamilton (2015), Winnipeg (2005, 2014), Calgary (2008, 2016), Edmonton (2004), Halifax (2006) Regina (2013), Saskatoon (2007) Ottawa (2003, 2012, 2017), St. John’s (2002, 2010) and Vancouver (2009, 2018).
Cities love this because each host city has seen about $10 million in economic benefits whenever the JUNOS come to town. A total of $120 million has been generated by taking the awards show on the road.
Now for the first time ever, London, Ontario, will be a host city. The 48th annual JUNOS will come from Budweiser Gardens on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
In support of the whole affair, the City of London announced that music venues around the city will start donating one dollar of every ticket sold to MusicCounts, which is the country’s music education charity. That program begins today (January 29).