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Published on August 16th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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2017 Polaris Music Announcements: Gala Performers, Grand Jury, Tickets on Sale

Before the 2017 Polaris Music Prize is handed out, the eleven members of the Grand Jury will have to come to a consensus on which of the 10 albums on the Short List is the best Canadian recording of the year, regardless of genre or commercial success.

  • A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
  • BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
  • Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  • Gord Downie – Secret Path
  • Feist – Pleasure
  • Lisa LeBlanc – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
  • Lido Pimienta – La Papessa
  • Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
  • Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude
  • Weaves – Weaves

The 2017 Grand Jury, chosen from the 200+ members of the jury pool of music obsessives from across the country consists of the following:

  • Brian Cleveland, CFMH, Saint John, NB
  • Francella Fiallos, CKDU, Halifax, NS
  • Erin Flynn, CHUO 89.1FM, Ottawa, ON
  • Vish Khanna, Kreative Kontrol, Guelph, ON
  • Nick Krewen, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
  • Erik Leijon, Freelance Journalist, Montréal, QC
  • Tara McCarthy, CBC Radio One, Whitehorse, YT
  • Catherine Pogonat, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
  • Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton, AB, Capital City Records
  • Laura Stanley, Freelance Journalist, Toronto, ON
  • Brad Wheeler, The Globe And Mail, Toronto, ON

And we also have a list of performers for the Gala.

  • Lisa LeBlanc
  • Lido Pimienta
  • Tanya Tagaq
  • Leif Vollebekk
  • Weaves

There are a limited number of tickets available for the general public. Get them here.




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