Around Town: Congrats to the 2021 Wammie Award Winners

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Karen Jonas one the 2021 Wammie Award for Best Country/Americana Artist/Group. (Photo by Jim Williams)

The MusicianShip recognized winners of the 2021 Washington Area Music Awards, or Wammies in a virtual awards ceremony on Sunday.

Parklife DC salutes the 2021 Wammie Award winners!

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Around Town: Virtual 2021 Wammies @ WammiesDC.org, 3/28/21

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DC rocker Elizabeth II will perform at the Virtual 2021 Wammies show. (Photo courtesy the artist)

After a record-breaking nomination and voting season, music lovers and industry professionals alike can now purchase tickets for the second Virtual Wammie Awards, which will take place on Sunday, March 28 at 6pm, exclusively on WammiesDC.org.

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Around Town: Nominations Open for Wammie Awards

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Jeffery Tribble, Jr., Executive Director of The MusicianShip addresses the Wammie Awards in 2019. (Photo courtesy of The MusicianShip)

Nominations for the 2021 Wammie Awards are now live. Residents of the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area can nominate their favorite local musicians and artists, including themselves, for a coveted Wammie.

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Around Town: Funk Parade to Go Virtual in 2021

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The Lady Raiders Step Squad perform at the DC Funk Parade on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

After being forced to cancel the 2020 Funk Parade, The MusicianShip announced it is bringing the festival back for 2021 with a hybrid experience.

With a timeline for widespread vaccine access still uncertain, Funk Parade will forego its traditional Parade, Day Festival, and Night Festival in favor of virtual and smaller, socially-distanced events.

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Around Town: Congrats to the 2020 Wammie Award Winners

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Elizabeth II won the 2020 Wammie Award for Best Rock Song with “Lonely.” (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

The MusicianShip recognized winners of the 2020 Washington Area Music Awards, or Wammies, in a series of virtual announcements with Events DC last week.

Parklife DC salutes the 2020 Wammie Award winners!

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Around Town: Wammie Awards @ Gather, 7/13-7/17/20

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Jonny Grave performs at 9:30 Club on March 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 Wammie Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for March to recognize the best of local DC-area music. But now The MusicianShip, the nonprofit producer of the awards program, unveils a schedule for a virtual Wammie Awards to occur over the week of Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17, via Event DC’s new virtual forum, Gather.

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Around Town: 2020 Wammie Awards Survey

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The MusicianShip Executive Director Jeffrey Tribble speaks at the 2019 Wammie Awards at the Lincoln Theatre. (Photo by Shaughn Cooper)

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.

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Around Town: Wammie Awards Voting Thru 1/31/20

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The MusicianShip Executive Director Jeffery Tribble Jr. speaks at the 2019 Wammie Awards ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre on March 31, 2019. (Photo by Shaughn Cooper)

Do you live in the National Capital Region? Do you have a favorite local band? That band may be up for a Wammie Award! Vote now through Jan. 31.

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Live Review: DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club — 8/17/19

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Eli Lev performs at the DC Music Rocks Festival on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

I’ve been following the District of Columbia’s live music scene for several years yet I’ve just barely begun to scratch the surface of the diversity, variety and joy that so many musical artists bring to this region. The same could be said about the third annual DC Rocks Music Festival recently — despite the line-up of a wonderful array of 12 bands and singer-songwriters, there is so much more to discover in our own backyard.

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