Here Are Your Performers for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

We’re less than three weeks from the Polaris Music Prize Gala, the night where one artist will be recognized as released the best Canadian album of the year. (Review the Short List here.) The winner will receive $50,000 cash while everyone else will receive $3,000.

The Gala will feature performances from the following:

  • Black Mountain
  • Basia Bulat
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Jessy Lanza
  • Andy Shauf
  • U.S. Girls
  • White Lung

And here is the Grand Jury, the people who will fight over which album will be named “best” for 2016:

  • Adrien Begrand (freelance)
  • Lisa Christiansen (CBC Radio One – Vancouver)
  • Del Cowie (CBC Music)
  • Howard Druckman (SOCAN Words & Music)
  • Lana Gay (Indie 88)
  • Carla Gillis (NOW Magazine)
  • Andrew King (Canadian Musician)
  • Lisa Lagace (Turn The Record Over)
  • Trevor Risk (Ion Magazine)
  • Joni Sadler (CKUT)
  • Fateema Sayani (Ottawa Magazine)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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