The Juno Awards Turn 40

40th anniversary

With CMW over and the majority of Canada’s music industry in Austin for SXSW this week, Toronto seems eerily quiet.  It won’t be for long.  The Juno Awards are celebrating their 40th year in Toronto next week and there’s a ton of activities happening all around the city.  The Awards Show will take place next Sunday, March 27th at the Air Canada Centre and will feature performances by Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and Chromeo among others.  The days leading up to the awards include a Block Party (March 24th @ 7pm with City and Colour and Hannah Georgas), JunoFest (March 25th and 26th, 100+bands at 20 venues), as well as co-sponsored events at places like the Bata Shoe Museum, Ontario Science Centre and The Art Gallery of Ontario.  Head to the events page to see everything that is going on.

I’ve never been to the Junos before, really looking forward to it.

Here’s a list of the nominees.