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November 20, 2023




J.E. Green


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Washington, DC - Monday, November 20, 2023, The MusicianShip, host of the DMV's most anticipated music awards show, announced that the 36th Annual Wammie Music Awards will take place Saturday, April, 20 2024. The exciting new 1500-seat venue, Capital One Hall, is located in Tysons, Virginia, just minutes from The Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC. The 12-week nominating and voting season was recently released on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at an intimate invite-only reception celebrating last year's Wammie Award Winners. Sponsored by WUSA-9, iHeart Media, Amazon, Destination DC, Chuck Levin Music, Tito’s Handmade Vodka at The MusicianShip’s new office at The Yards on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, a specially curated group of DMV music influencers and innovators gathered to kick off the 2024 Wammie Music Award Season.

The 2024 Wammie Music Awards will celebrate the diverse music community that anchors arts and culture across the DMV. Nearly 50 awards will be presented throughout the evening, representing a multi-genre playlist, accompanied by categories like Best Music Venue, Best Music Video, Best Youth Artist, Music Educator of the Year, and Hitmaker of the Year Award.

"Our vision is to grow the local music community into an all-inclusive and thriving ecosystem where its creators, influencers, educators, professionals, visionaries, and aspiring learners are encouraged to stay rooted -to work and play, as part of a Rebirth of Cool in and around the National Capital," says Eric Liley, Executive Director & CEO of The MusicianShip  

On a special night, The 2024 Wammies will be full of great live feature performances, amplified by the recognition of a distinguished group of honorees and Hall of Fame Inductees, whose lifetime contributions to the music industry and communities across the DMV are not only noteworthy but impact us all. That slate includes Dan Spears, Vice President of Industry Relations at BMI; Natalie Hutchinson, Author, Educator, and Social Justice Advocate behind Don’t Mute DC; Paul Reed Smith, Founder of PRS Guitars; The late Dr. Sandra Truesdale, trusted music educator, mentor and Founder of DC Legendary Musicians Inc.; and Stephen Parker, Executive Director President of NIVA, among others to be announced. 

The 2024 Wammie Week, leading up to the April 20th Award Show starts on Monday, April 15th, and features a week of events and panels starting in Maryland. Then The MusicianShip will be in Virginia on Tuesday, April 16th, followed by Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 17th and 18th. Wammie Week is about authentic engagement with music stakeholders and the opportunity to share vital information and create access to meaningful resources and relationships that are helpful to developing artists. 

Our deeply committed sponsors who believe in and seed into the impactful mission of The MusicianShip make this work possible. Private Citizens, Corporate Executives, and public and private organizations are all changing lives across the DMV through music. In service to our mission, we anticipated partnering with you to make the Wammies a success in 2024 and beyond. 

Contact us today to learn more about sponsorship and the 2024 Wammie Music Award Season. 

About The MusicShip: The MusicianShip is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2009, its mission is to empower youth and emerging musicians from historically marginalized communities throughout the DC metropolitan region and beyond by providing free music education and enrichment programs that build skills and amplify talents, resulting in positive life-changing outcomes.


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