Thursday, 10 March 2011

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Present on The 2011 Juno Awards Broadcast

CTV Announces Iconic Canadian Musicians to Present on
THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS Broadcast, March 27
– Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Daniel Lanois, Robbie Robertson, members of Rush and more set to appear –

Toronto, ON (March 10, 2011) – CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the first group of presenters set to make an appearance on its broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS. Appearing on the special two-and-a half-hour 10 th anniversary broadcast and helping to celebrate the 40 th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards are iconic Canadian musicians Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Daniel Lanois, Robbie Robertson, and Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. They will be joined by Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, deadmau5, the Honourable James Moore, K’Naan, Shad, Tokyo Police Club and the hosts of CTV’s first JUNO broadcast in 2002, Barenaked Ladies. More exciting performer and presenter announcements are still to be announced. THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, hosted by Drake, airs from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m.
(9 p.m. AT) on CTV across Canada.

Among those presenting at THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS:
• Pop rockers, Barenaked Ladies
• Musician, photographer and social activist, Bryan Adams
• Aboriginal singer-songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie
• Musician (Black Dub), songwriter and producer, Daniel Lanois
Music phenomenon and electronic artist, deadmau5
• Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, The Honourable James Moore
• Global phenomenon, K’Naan
• Charles Kelley, from the multiple Grammy® Award-winning country trio, Lady
• Recording artist and founding member of The Band, Robbie Robertson
• Rock legends and members of Rush, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee
• Hip hop artist, Shad
• Indie rock band,Tokyo Police Club

Tickets for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are still available and can be
purchases through Ticketmaster or by phone at 1.855.985.5000.

This year marks the tenth year in a row that THE JUNO AWARDS airs on CTV, the Official Broadcast partner of The JUNO Awards. Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009) and back to St. John’s (2010).

THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Louise Wood is Producer and Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
Buffy Sainte Marie wins Aboriginal Album of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards Gala.
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