FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DC – The MusicianShip, a charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities, announces The Wammie Awards’ new two-day experience. Wammie Weekend will start with a Day Conference on Saturday, March 30th and culminate with The Wammie Awards show on March 31st. The DC-focused award show has celebrated DC-area artists and musicians for their artistic works over three decades.
"We are proud to preserve this storied award show,” says Jeffery Tribble Jr., Executive Director, The MusicianShip. “We are also incredibly proud to introduce it to a new generation of diverse, enthusiastic, and exciting DMV artists.”
The conference offers seminars and networking opportunities with over 60 music industry professionals, 20 hours of music education track content, and live music all day. Wammie Weekend kicks off on March 30th with the day conference at Decades Nightclub, and ends on March 31st with the 2019 Wammie Awards Show at The Lincoln Theatre.
Nominations for the 2019 Wammie Awards were for music releases debuted in the calendar year of 2018 between January 1st and December 31st. The public, residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia, were encouraged to nominate their favorite DC artists, bands, and musicians. Nominations ended on January 31, 2019 and finalists will be announced in early March.
Award categories include Artist and General Interest. The artist categories cover a large fabric of music including, Acapella, Bluegrass, Blues, Classical, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, R&B, and more. The Wammie Awards helps raise money for The MusicianShip’s free-of-charge music programs, this year serving over 1600 youth, and continues to be a resource for local DC artists and musicians.
About The Wammie Awards
DC is the beneficiary of world-class music creatives who enrich and inspire millions of people around the world. In an effort to celebrate, honor, and uplift these creative heroes, The MusicianShip has undertaken the critical task of preserving the Wammie Awards. The Wammie Awards is a 31-year-old award show aimed at recognizing DC area musicians for their artistic works. We will re-introduce this storied community event, upholding its values, while infusing it with meaningful innovations and a contemporary flare that includes, and enriches, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts. As a 501(c)(3), focused primarily on music education for at-risk youth, The MusicianShip is excited to meld our mission with a mature community of stakeholders to uncover shared value around changing lives with music. Learn more about the Wammie Awards at WammiesDC.org.
About The MusicianShip
The MusicianShip is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities. While our mission is not exclusive to any one particular group, we are focused on at-risk youth as they benefit most from positive outreach and music scholarship preparation. We are vetted and approved by the DC Public Schools as an official After-School service provider, allowing us to deliver free music instruction to students who may not otherwise have such opportunities. Learn more about The MusicianShip at TheMusicianShip.org.
Contact: Mercy Chikowore
Public Relations, The Wammies