JUNO Awards set to return to Edmonton in 2023 for first time in nearly 20 years

Friday, May 20th, 2022 11:32am

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Image shows President and CEO of CARAS and the JUNOS Allan Reid at JUNOS event (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

The JUNO Awards kickoff event at The Northern Jubilee Auditorium left the place with rocking excitement for the 2023 show

 

 

The 2023 JUNO Awards are heading to Edmonton and excitement is already in the air. The city is set to host the awards event in March 2023 at Rogers Place.

The JUNOS announcement event at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium started off with an Indigenous prayer and blessing, along with words from the Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. Performances by JUNO award winner Maria Dunn and Nominee Shawnee Kish followed.

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Shawnee Kish performing at JUNO event (Photo Credit - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

President and CEO of CARAS and the JUNO Awards Allan Reid says that this will be an economic opportunity for the City of Edmonton when it hosts the event next year. This is the second time Edmonton will host the event after its last run back in 2004.

Mayor Sohi says that this will also provide an opportunity to showcase Indigenous talent at Roger’s Place.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi happily holding a JUNO award at the event (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Juno award winner and folk artist Maria Dunn spoke on the hopes of the JUNO’s showcasing more Edmonton artists, along with showing community and truth and reconciliation.

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JUNO Award winner folk artist Maria Dunn performing at JUNO event (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

For more information on the JUNO Awards, visit the event website at junoawards.ca

 

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