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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Around Town: The Wammies @ Lincoln Theatre — 3/31/19

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Jeffrey Tribble Jr., Executive Director of The MusicianShip, addresses the Butterfly Bash in 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The MusicianShip, a nonprofit dedicated to providing music education to DC youth, sponsored its first Wammie Awards, recently choosing “the best of the best” among DC musicians for recognition to continue the mission of the dissolved Washington Area Music Association.

As editor of Parklife DC, I was a judge and a presenter for the 2019 Wammie Awards at the Lincoln Theatre on March 31, and I’m pleased to provide the full list of winners.

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Around Town: Nominate Artists @ 2019 Wammie Awards, Thru 1/31/19

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An empty stage, waiting for the band (Photo by Aron)

The Washington Area Music (Wammie) Awards live! Nonprofit The MusicianShip assumed stewardship of the 2019 Wammie Awards and opened nominations to the public through Jan. 31. Submit your nomination for the Wammie Awards.

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