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Calgary plays host to 178 nominees during a week long celebration of Canadian music

Calgary was swept up in a storm of musical appreciation during the 2016 JUNO Awards, playing host to performances at some of Calgary’s most iconic venues, including the Nite Owl, Palomino, Ironwood Stage and Dicken’s Pub.

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Great Big Sea frontman and well-known Canadian songwriter Alan Doyle joins Canadian Heritage Minister Mèlanie Joly to present the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the 2016 JUNO Awards ceremony. This award goes to young pop singer Alessia Cara whose career exploded this past year. Photo by Jodi Brak