JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards

Yes, the JUNO Awards are Sunday, at First Ontario Centre. But they were also Saturday night, at the Convention Centre, where the bulk of the awards were given out at their gala dinner. Here’s a peek at some of the winners and performers. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Hamilton's Daniel Lanois performs at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Hamilton’s Daniel Lanois performs at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -Daniel Lanois performs at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -Daniel Lanois performs at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Tom Wilson, left, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings on the red carpet at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Tom Wilson, left, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings on the red carpet at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -CARAS President Allan Reid and singer Kim Stockwood on the red carpet at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -CARAS President Allan Reid and singer Kim Stockwood on the red carpet at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -Hamilton's Diana Panton on the red carpet at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -Hamilton’s Diana Panton on the red carpet at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Dallas Smith, who opened the show, also won Country Album of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Dallas Smith, who opened the show, also won Country Album of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Hamilton's Steve Strongman performs as part of a blues jam at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Hamilton’s Steve Strongman performs as part of a blues jam at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -Crystal Shawanda and Steve Strongman on stage as part of a blues jam at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 -Crystal Shawanda and Steve Strongman on stage as part of a blues jam at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - The band Alvvays performed at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – The band Alvvays performed at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Matt Andersen sings a powerful number during an In Memoriam tribute at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Matt Andersen sings a powerful number during an In Memoriam tribute at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Geddy Lee accepts the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award on behalf of RUSH at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Geddy Lee accepts the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award on behalf of RUSH at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March a14, 2015 - Kiesza wins for Dance Recording of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Geddy Lee accepts the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award on behalf of RUSH at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday,a March 14, 2015 - Singer Lilghts wins Pop Album of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday,a March 14, 2015 – Singer Lights wins Pop Album of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, Marcha 14, 2015 - Fred Penner wins Children's Album of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Geddy Lee accepts the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award on behalf of RUSH at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Arkells led singer Max Kermin takes a moment to look at the Juno he just received as they were named group of the year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Arkells led singer Max Kermin takes a moment to look at the Juno he just received as they were named group of the year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Hamilton's Arkells were named Group of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Hamilton’s Arkells were named Group of the Year at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Saturday night at Hamilton Convention Centre. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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