Detroit Music Awards virtual event features Greta Van Fleet and more

Winners in 50 categories will be honored at this year’s Detroit Music Awards on Sunday, and the virtual ceremony will be a celebration of the various facets of the local entertainment industry.

The streaming event will feature performances by musicians from all walks of life, including Grammy Award-winning band Frankenmuth Greta Van Fleet, Johnny Bee & the Murder Hornets, up-and-coming rock band Mac Saturn, neo-classical artist BLKBOK , Stacey “HotWaxx” Hale and Nikki-O and many more.

The 31st annual DMAs will be powered by the Mandolin concert streaming service.

“After successful virtual ceremonies in 2020 and 2021, working with Mandolin will allow us to present DMAs with even greater quality and efficiency,” Detroit Music Awards Foundation President Howard Hertz said in a press release. .

Neo-classical musician, pianist, composer and Detroit native Blkbok.

Other highlights include a 50th anniversary tribute to Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album by Detroit Gospel musicians Carl B. Phillips, Kimberly Whitsett, Mary Coston and Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey and the Refuge Cathedral Voices. The show will also feature a performance from the cast of “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.”

Some of the awards that will be presented include Outstanding Live Performance, Outstanding Local Record Label, accolades for local and national artists, and new categories like Outstanding Songwriter, Outstanding Singer, and Outstanding Local Venue. Some of the presenters are billed as “surprise celebrity guests”.

The Detroit Music Awards are at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets to see the stream start at $5. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Music Saves UA, which aims to help Ukrainian civilians. Visit DetroitMusicAwards.net to view the nominees and purchase tickets for the virtual event.

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

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