The Washington Area Music Awards (known as the Wammies) were originally scheduled to be announced in an awards ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre this past weekend. That didn’t happen due to the DC citywide lockdown and the ban on mass gatherings issued by Mayor Muriel Bowser to combat the coronavirus threat several weeks ago.
The MusicianShip, the nonprofit producer of the Wammie Awards, has been working with DC city’s government and health and arts partners to learn more about how it might deliver the 2020 Wammie Awards winners in a remote or virtual format.
“As we monitor this situation along with the rest of the Nation’s Capital, trust that our main goal is to ensure each and every one of us remains safe and secure. With that being said, we wanted to include your thoughts in the conversation so that we can better serve the regional arts community we are so very proud of,” The MusicianShip said on Monday.
To celebrate the Wammie Award nominees, DCist created a playlist of 2020 Wammie finalists.
Stream the Wammies 2020 playlist by DCist on Spotify:
Meanwhile, The MusicianShip is holding a survey for public input as to how to announce the Wammie winners. Wammie judging was complete early in March, and the winners have been identified but not yet revealed.
The options available in the survey include:
- Release the winners on social media!
- Present the awards virtually (live)!
- Present them in-person later this year!
- I have no preference!
Parklife DC looks forward to publishing a list of winners when The MusicianShip is ready to announce them.