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Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 JUNOS

The JUNO Awards are coming to Halifax, and it's going to be one of the most exciting weeks in the city this year. This year’s awards arrive jam-packed with events ranging from live keynote discussions to concerts and so much more. With so many incredible events going on during JUNO Week, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all there is to enjoy. Here's a handy guide on everything you need to know about the 2024 JUNOS.

When and where will The 2024 JUNO Awards be hosted in Halifax?

The 2024 JUNO Awards will be hosted in Halifax between March 21-24. In addition to The JUNO Awards Broadcast on Sunday, March 24 at the Scotiabank Centre, there will be many other events for the general public to attend in the leadup to and during JUNO Week.

Who is hosting The 2024 JUNO Awards?

The JUNO Awards will be hosted by legendary singer, songwriter and pop superstar, Nelly Furtado.

Who will perform at The 2024 JUNO Awards?

The 2024 JUNO Awards will feature show-stopping performances from Canada’s hottest acts including Toronto rock sensations The Beaches, Montreal-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin,  rising country star Josh Ross, powerhouses Jeremy Dutcher and Elisapie, Punjabi rapper Karan Aujla, breakaway rockstar TALK, and the host of the JUNOS herself, Nelly Furtado

During a special performance, Alexandra Stréliski will pay homage to Karl Tremblay, the iconic lead singer and co-founder of Les Cowboys Fringants in a joint performance with Allison Russell and Aysanabee who will pay tribute to legendary artists Gordon Lightfoot and Robbie Robertson.

Fans will also be treated to a special performance by Maestro Fresh Wes as the Hip-Hop pioneer is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

How much do tickets cost for The 2024 JUNO Awards?

Tickets to The JUNO Awards start at $74.25. 

What is JUNO Week?

From songwriters’ circles to the JUNO Awards, all JUNOS-related events take place during JUNO Week, happening from March 21-24. This includes the JUNO Block Party series, Stories from the Studio, the Songwriters’ Circle, Comedy Show, JUNOfest, the Opening Night Awards and Honouring Ceremony, Junior JUNOS, The JUNO Awards, and The JUNO Awards After Party

Tickets must be purchased to attend these events, with most ticket prices ranging between $30 to $40. While most JUNO Week events require payment to attend, some events will be free to attend.

Which events can I attend for free?

Fans will be able to attend the JUNO Block Party for free from March 21-23, and the Junior JUNOS on March 24. Free tickets can be reserved online, and will be required for entry. Keep in mind that tickets do not guarantee access; admittance will be first come, first serve based on venue capacity.

What is the JUNO Block Party?

The first of its kind, the JUNO Block Party is a concert-style showcase featuring a diverse range of Canadian talent and emerging artists. For three electrifying nights, fans will be able to experience unforgettable performances by some of their favourite musicians and JUNO-nominated artists at the Foundation North Parking Lot on the edge of the Halifax waterfront. Taking place under a large tent, the JUNO Block Party is guaranteed to deliver high spirits, rain or shine.

The JUNO Block Party is completely free to attend, but you’ll need to reserve tickets online to attend.

All JUNO Block Party shows are general admission for ages 19 and over.

What is JUNOfest?

JUNOfest is a two-night music festival from March 22-23, taking over intimate stages and bustling pubs across Halifax. It’s going to be action-packed; featuring over 100 artists, fans can catch some of their favourite Canadian musicians and JUNO nominees in more than 10 venues across the city over just two nights. Fans can purchase a wristband for $65.28 to get access to all JUNOfest shows.

Venues include Hide + Seek, Pacifico, ROX LIVE, Sanctuary Arts Centre, St. Matthew’s United Church, The Carleton, The Local, The Loft, The Marquee Ballroom and The Seahorse Tavern.

All JUNOfest shows are general admission for ages 19 and over. 

What are the Junior JUNOS?

Taking place at Paul O’Regan Hall on March 24, Junior JUNOS is a family-friendly event featuring performances by the 2024 JUNO Nominees for Children’s Album of the Year Ginalina, Splash N’ Boots, The Swinging Belles with a virtual performance by ABC Sing Song. This is the perfect event for families with young children to get out and enjoy a morning of kid-friendly music and storytelling, and it’s free to attend. Sign up for a ticket here.

Will there be any JUNOS public transit offers?

In an effort to encourage sustainable transportation, here are a list of ride offers via Halifax Transit:

  • Extended ferry service on Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
  • Park and ride shuttles at the Sackville and Portland Hills terminals from 3pm to 12am on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
  • Free Maritime Bus shuttle buses from the Stanfield Airport on Friday, March 22 from 9:30am to 7:30pm
  • Music-themed bike racks installed at music venues to encourage active transportation
  • Free “Hop On, Hop Off” JUNOS Express shuttle bus for attendees to get to JUNOS venues throughout Halifax on Friday, March 22 from 5:30pm to midnight, Saturday, March 23 from noon to midnight; and Sunday, March 24 from noon to midnight (see map below)

What traffic impacts can I expect?

Residents are advised of numerous traffic impacts from March 23-24 to facilitate the 2024 JUNO Awards ceremony at the Scotiabank Centre. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and find alternative routes when possible.

No parking will be permitted in the following areas:

  • Argyle Street, from Duke to Prince streets
  • Carmichael Street, from Brunswick to Argyle streets
  • Market Street, from Carmichael to Prince streets
  • Prince Street, from Argyle to Grafton streets
  • Argyle Street, from Prince to Sackville streets (4pm to 9pm only)

Halifax Regional Police will be installing “Local Street Traffic Only” barricades at key intersections, as required, on Saturday, Mar. 23 and Sunday, Mar. 24.

A shuttle will be circulating the loop of Market, Sackville, Grafton, and Carmichael streets on Sunday, Mar. 24. Please note that, with the assistance of Halifax Regional Police, the shuttle will be travelling the opposite direction on select one-way streets.