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Polaris Gala Performers, Grand Jury Announced, Tickets On Sale

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has announced the performers for the September 18 Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto.

They include:

Lisa LeBlanc
Lido Pimienta
Tanya Tagaq
Leif Vollebekk

More acts may be announced at a later date.

Limited public tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Polaris also announced who will be on the Grand Jury to determine this year’s best Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales.

They are:

Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint John, NB
Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
Nick Krewen, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Erik Leijon, Freelance Journalist, Montréal, QC
Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton, AB, Capital City Records
Laura Stanley, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

The Polaris Gala will be hosted by CBC Radio 2 Morning host Raina Douris and live streamed at and on CBC Music’s Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18.

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Each of the nine other Short-Listed artists will receive $3,000 courtesy of Slaight Music.


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