- Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016
The Detroit Music Awards will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, April 29 at the Fillmore Detroit by recognizing metro area musicians' achievements and honoring three esteemed music industry veterans for their career work.
Multi-platinum superstar Kid Rock, award-winning composer and producer Dan Yessian and Motown Records' late founding press officer and publicist Al Abrams will receive Distinguished Achievement Awards during the ceremony. Doors open at 6pm, and ages 18+ are welcome to attend.
Detroit artists from a wide variety of musical genres will perform at the event, including: Victoria Reed, alt-rock songstress and daughter of Silver Bullet Band saxophonist Alto Reed; chart-topping Gospel artist Tim Bowman Jr.; the Motor City punk-noise group Child Bite; hot new hip-hop collective Def By Stereo; and a special performance by Jill Jack and the Detroit Women’s Project featuring Carolyn Striho, Julianne Ankley, Chris McCall, Mary McGuire, Tosha Owens, Jamie Sue Seal, Rio Scafone and the Jill Jack Band. The show will also feature all-star tributes to Glenn Frey and Marcus Belgrave, as well as a special opening medley covering Detroit's music history by the Motor City All Stars. More performers will be announced soon.
Since 1992, The Detroit Music Awards Foundation (DMAF) has supported and recognized Detroit’s musical community across a variety of genres and styles. In keeping with their long-standing tradition of celebrating all genres of Detroit music, the DMAs will present over 70 awards across eleven musical categories ranging from rock to rap, country to classical, Americana to electronic.
The DMAs are similar to the Grammy Awards. Award winners are determined by local musicians and music industry professionals in southeast Michigan, and presented in eleven music genres; Americana, Blues, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Country, Classical, Rock, Urban, Electronic/Dance, Rap and World Music. The DMAs are the only local music awards in the nation to be presented by a not-for -profit organization. Voting is accomplished entirely via the Internet.
For a list of 2016 nominees and past winners, please visit www.detroitmusicawards.net. 2016 winners will be posted online post-event.
All fans of Detroit music can visit the DMAF website to vote for the Opportunity Detroit People’s Choice Award, where you can vote for your favorite artist and download their song for free. The winner will be announced at the awards show.
General public tickets start at $25 and are available at the Fillmore box office or at LiveNation.com. VIP tickets and tables are limited and available by contacting Terri Koggenhop: email@example.com.
Vice President, Public Relations