Juno Awards 2018

When: March 25, 5 p.m.

Where: Rogers Arena

Tickets and info: From $59 at ticketmaster.ca

Nine years ago, Vancouver hosted the Juno Awards. If you don’t remember it, you’re not alone. A straw poll of people on the street about the 2009 event had a near 90 per cent response of “was that here?”

Even Mayor Gregor Robertson is on record stating that “in 2009, we kind of dropped the ball.”

Nickelback played. Russell Peters hosted. Lights won New Artist of the Year. There was a certain sporting event just over the horizon that assumed priority over everything else at the time.

No, not the second edition of the Vancouver hockey riots, the Rugby Sevens or the awesome Vans Park Series. The 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics owned the podium, period.

That won’t be the case for the 2018 Juno Awards.

This one is so jam-packed, you should register at letshearitbc.com and start getting your calendar of events sorted out.

“We really wanted to take that negative vibe about 2009 to task and put together something that really strikes a balance between the glitz and glamour of the Junos and also arts out West,” says Rob Calder, programming lead for the host committee. “You need everybody on point and, this time, everyone from the city to the province and right down to the industry is coming together to reach the quite ambitious mandate that we all came into this with.”

Rob Calder, programming lead for the Juno Host Committee. (Photo: PNG files)

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Rob Calder, programming lead for the Juno Host Committee. (Photo: PNG files)

What is that mandate? You could break it down …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment


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