Categories for the 32nd Awards Show Span More Than 50 Genres
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – D.C. – On February 12, The MusicianShip released the finalists for the 2020 Wammie Awards. After a month-long voting period open to residents in the DMV area, top contenders in more than 50 categories are now available. Since last year, nominations across all categories rose from 344 to 694 and unique voters skyrocketed from 519 to 3,032.
Find the complete list of 304 finalists across all categories here.
“The diversity of genres and artists represented by the pool of finalists reflects the immense musical talent we have in the DMV area. D.C. has long been an epicenter of creativity and innovation, and this year’s Wammie Awards finalists are no exception,” said Jeffery Tribble, Executive Director of The MusicianShip. “We’re excited to celebrate these artists and their achievements at Wammie Weekend 2020.”
Winners will be revealed during Wammie Weekend, with awards handed out at the Day Conference on March 28, 2020 at Culture House and the Awards Show on March 29, 2020, hosted by Sunni And the City at The Lincoln Theatre. Performers at Wammie Weekend include The Critical Condition Band, Innanet James, Eli Lev, Christylez Bacon, Carolyn Malachi, and more. For more information and updates, visit the Wammie Weekend website.
Wammie Weekend programming is supported by The MusicianShip, a D.C.-based nonprofit that is focused on changing lives with music. Proceeds from Wammie Weekend help support The MusicianShip’s free-of-charge music programs, this year serving over 1600 youth, and continues to be a resource for local D.C. artists and musicians. In addition to Wammie Weekend, The MusicianShip oversees the DC Funk Parade, The Washington Youth Choir, and its newly-launched Private Music Lessons Program.
Tickets are available exclusively at www.WammiesDC.org/tickets.
About The Wammie Awards
D.C. 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 32-year-old award show aimed at recognizing D.C.-area musicians for their artistic works. The MusicianShip will present 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 to benefit youth who need us most. We are proud to serve the community through an impact-driven ecosystem of music programs. From a music festival drawing 70,000 people, to an award show that celebrates creatives, each program under The MusicianShip’s umbrella leads back to one thing—our mission to change lives with music. Learn more about The MusicianShip at TheMusicianShip.org.