Poesy in the house … Chad Price in the house… and the 47th Annual JUNO Awards on the big screen — all at the London Music Hall on Sunday March 25.

Londoners can party Sunday night like it’s 2019 — when London hosts the 2019 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week March 11-17 2019 — at the downtown hall at a free, all-ages show.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Price hits the stage soon after. Then the London Music Hall taps into CBC’s live stream of the 2018 JUNO Awards from Vancouver. Posey closes the show at 10 p.m.

Both Price, of London, and Western grad Poesy starred on CTV’s The Launch this winter.

“We want to create some hype in London,” said 2019 JUNOS London host committee chair Chris Campbell in a media release. “It’s an opportunity for Londoners to get a taste of what’s to come and to get excited about the next 365 days. London’s Host Committee is working on some big plans and we cannot wait to share more.”

A contest gives fans a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2019 JUNO Awards along with a pair of JUNOfest wristbands for next year’s festivities in London. Other prizes on Sunday include Rock The Park tickets and tickets to Detroit Tigers MLB games.

Meanwhile, 2018 JUNO nominees with London ties include recording engineer Ben Kaplan and composer and bassist Andrew Downing, nominated in the jazz group category. Awards in those categories are to be announced before the March 25 broadcast.

Admission to the London Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave., is free for the March 25 party but donations to MusiCounts are appreciated.

MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards and works to keep music alive in schools and communities across Canada. Visit musicounts.ca for more information.

James Stewart Reaney keeps James’s Brander Newer Blogger at LondonFuse.ca as part of his volunteerism and reverence for London A&E. He is a member of the 2019 JUNOS London host committee. He retired from The London Free Press in early 2017 after more than 30 years covering everything from A — The Alcohollys — to B: baseball’s 1986 World Series. Follow his Twitter #ldnont thoughts via @JamesSReaney

Cover photo by Ed Phin.


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