Legendary D.C. Music Awards Program Is Back for Its 32nd Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – D.C. – Wammie Weekend is back to celebrate D.C.-area musicians and artists on March 27-29, 2020. For the second year in a row, the event will span more than two days, with its pre-launch party on March 27 at Capital Turnaround, its day-long conference on March 28 at Culture House, culminating in its awards show at the Lincoln Theatre and afterparty at Marvin on March 29.
"This year, we’re incredibly proud to continue to expand our programming during Wammie Weekend,” says Jeffery Tribble Jr., Executive Director, The MusicianShip. “We’re excited to feature D.C-area music luminaries for an event full of music education, celebration, and community-building. What’s most special about this event is that we feature local artists and speakers, and our award-winners are nominated and voted on by peers across the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. We’re honored to host an event that strengthens community through music.”
Featured performers over the weekend include Critical Condition Band, Innanet James, Eli Lev, Christylez Bacon, Carolyn Malachi, Bumper Jacksons Duo, Yaddiya, CVRTER, DJ Heat, DJ Breemz, and Alfredo Mojica + Friends.
The awards show, hosted by Sunni And the City, will feature more than 50 categories across Artistic and General Interest groups, including Choral, Classical, Funk, Jazz, Punk, R&B, Music Media, Music Venue, Advocacy, and more.
Wammie Weekend is organized by The MusicianShip, a D.C.-based nonprofit that is focused on changing lives with music. Proceeds from Wammie Weekend helps to 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
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 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.