Powerhouse lineup of performers set to pay tribute to Canadian legends on The 2011 Juno Awards

CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today an additional group of musicians set to perform on its broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS.

Appearing on the special two-and-a-half-hour 10th anniversary broadcast, and helping to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards is an exciting group of Canadian talent performing together to pay tribute to some of Canada’s most legendary performers.

The musical tribute is directed and arranged by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, who is also participating. The tribute also features City and Colour, Derek Miller, Garth Hudson, Greg Keelor, Justin Rutledge, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Slean and The Sadies.

Hosted by Canadian superstar recording artist Drake, the special extended broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS airs from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Sunday, March 27 LIVE in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT and at 8 p.m. in all other provinces.

The performers set to take part in the 40th Anniversary tribute during THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are:

Members of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor

Melodic singer-songwriter, City and Colour

Rock artist, Derek Miller

Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and member of The Band, Garth Hudson

Alt-country up-and-comer, Justin Rutledge

Singer-songwriter, Sarah Harmer

Songstress, Sarah Slean

Psychedelic country rockers, The Sadies


With an already amazing lineup, THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS will feature more performances and appearances than ever before. Already announced to perform on this year’s broadcast are Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Chromeo, Down With Webster, Hedley, Johnny Reid, and Sarah McLachlan. Scheduled to appear as presenters this year are the Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Daniel Lanois, deadmau5, The Honourable James Moore, K’Naan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Robbie Robertson, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, Shad and Tokyo Police Club.

Additional performer and presenter announcements will be released next week.

Ticket prices for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS are $213.75, $112.00 (includes HST) plus additional service fees and can be purchased through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. 

This year marks the tenth year in a row that THE JUNO AWARDS will air on CTV, the Official Broadcast partner of The JUNO Awards. Broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, Canada’s Music Awards, airs Sunday, March 27 on CTV from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, hosted by Canadian superstar recording artist Drake.

Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009) and back to St. John’s (2010).

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