Countdown to Short List
Long List / Jun 11
Short List / Jul 11
Polaris Gala / Sep 17
Heritage Prize / Oct TBA

The Polaris Gala


Our prestige winner reveal event, the Polaris Gala features live musical performances from the nominated acts on the Polaris Short List.

The Polaris Prize winner is determined by an 11-member Polaris Grand Jury selected from the greater Polaris juror pool.

This year’s winning album reveal will once again take place during the Polaris Gala presented by long-time partner CBC Music, happening September 17, 2024. Tickets to this year’s Polaris Gala are on sale now via the Massey Hall website.

This marks the second consecutive year the Polaris Gala will be hosted at the legendary 130-year-old Massey Hall. The Polaris team is promising to once again make dynamic use of the performing arts theatre’s spaces, all with a focus on celebrating art, community and exceptional music making.

Tickets to this year’s Polaris Gala are on sale now via the Massey Hall website. All of this year’s Short List nominees will be invited to perform at the Polaris Gala and the final lineup will be revealed in July.

“I’ve Got An Academy Award, A Golden Globe, A Couple Of Junos And A Gemini Award. This Is The Only One I Ever Heard That Gives The Artist Money. It’s Real Important”
— Buffy Sainte-Marie, 2015 Winner. Photo taken by Dustin Rabin at 2015 Gala.

“Winning Polaris Is Like Getting A Valentine From The Right Boy”
— Feist, 2012 Winner. Photo by Dustin Rabin taken at 2017 Polaris Gala.


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