The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Ceremony is TONIGHT. Here’s what you need to know.

In the Before Times, the Polaris Music Prize came to its annual conclusion with a big gala in Toronto on the third Monday of September. That obviously didn’t happen this year, but organizers have taken everything online.

The 2020 Polaris gala will be held tonight starting at 8 pm EDT. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Nominees

Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Caribou – Suddenly
Junia-T – Studio Monk
Kaytranada – Bubba
nêhiyawak – nipiy
Pantayo – Pantayo
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
Witch Prophet – DNA Activation

One of the above will win $50,000 in cash. The other nine will receive $3,000. If you want to listen to these artists ahead of time, go here.

Where/How to Watch and Listen


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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