The Polaris Prize gala will be held on September 22nd at the Carlu in Toronto. We knew who had been shortlisted for the prize, but we had not yet heard who would be performing at the award ceremony. Well it has just been announced that Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Owen Pallett, Shad, Tanya Tagaq and Mac Demarco will all be playing at this years Jay Baruchel hosted gala.
The jury for this years award was also announced, and they list is as follows:
Adam Bowie – Daily Gleaner (Fredericton)
Lorraine Carpenter – CultMTL (Montréal)
Stephen Cooke – Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
Jessica Émond-Ferrat – Journal Métro (Montréal)
Luke Fox – Exclaim (Toronto)
Liisa Ladouceur – Freelance (Toronto)
Melody Lau – Much (Toronto)
Julia LeConte – NOW (Toronto)
Stephanie McKay – Star Phoenix (Saskatoon)
Alan Ranta – Freelance (Vancouver)
Mark Teo – AUX (Toronto)
If this sounds like something you’re interested in attending, that is possible! MusiCounts is holding a charity auction that will get you and a friend into the show along with a bunch of other perks. To bid and get more info visit here.