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Polaris Gala Performers And Grand Jury Announced

Buffy Sainte Marie, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Jennifer Castle are performing at the Polaris Gala.

Buffy Sainte Marie, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Jennifer Castle are performing at the Polaris Gala.

The performers for the 2015 Polaris Gala have been revealed.

The Polaris Music Prize today announced the line-up of Short List performers for the Polaris Gala, taking place at The Carlu in Toronto on Monday, September 21. Confirmed performers include Alvvays, Braids, Jennifer Castle, Tobias Jesso Jr., Buffy Sainte-Marie and Viet Cong.

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase.

Fred Penner will host the Polaris Gala, which will be webcast live on Aux.tv. To celebrate Polaris’ 10th Anniversary, many of this year’s presenters will be previously nominated artists, including Katie Stelmanis (Austra), Simone Schmidt (ex-100 Dollars), Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs / Wolf Parade / Operators), Owen Pallett and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys).

The Grand Jury has also been announced. The following 11 jurists will convene on the night of the gala to decide the winner:

Alicia Atout (A Music Blog Yea?)
Sarah Greene (Exclaim)
Ty Harper (City On My Back)
Donna Hopper (Village Media)
Ken Kelley (Music Nerd Chronicles)
Sarah Kitteringham (Beatroute)
Barnaby Marshall (New Canadian Music)
Dave Morris (freelance)
Alan Neal (CBC All In A Day)
Renato Pagnani (Edmonton Journal)
Jen Zoratti (Winnipeg Free Press)

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