WASHINGTON — A music celebration spanning three decades is back for two days filled with the top artists and musicians in the DC area.
Local non-profit group, The MusicianShip is bringing the Wammie Weekend to a whole new experience with a Day Conference on Saturday, March 30th that will include over 60 music industry professionals with live music. Sunday March 31st the Wammie Awards will feature over 150 nominees in 62 different artist categories. The event takes place at The Lincoln Theatre from 7-9:30pm. Tickets are available at WammiesDC.org.
Jeffrey Tribble Jr. Founder of The MusicianShip says, "The Wammies is a 31-year old music awards show that celebrates and honors DC area artists and musicians, and they are now under the MusicianShip's umbrella and we're bringing it back this weekend!"
This is yet another venture for The MusicianShip as the group works to bring positive outreach to local students and music scholarship preparations. "We're a non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences, and opportunities for youth who need it the most," adds Tribble. Proceeds from The Wammies will benefit those youth programs.
The music spans many genres including Acapella, Bluegrass, Blues, Classical, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Go-Go and more.
Two local groups performed on Great Day Washington to give us a preview of what to expect at the Wammies.
Ruthie & the Wranglers brought their 30 years of Americana music to the Great Day Studios and performed their song, "In the Tank".
Elena & Los Fulanos are nominated for Best Latin Artist & Group and they performed their song, "Ponle Fin".
Written by: Thomas James, Producer for Great Day Washington