Detroit Music Awards 2022

DETROIT, MI (WXYZ) – Detroit-area artists spanning a range of styles will be part of the 31st annual Detroit Music Awards on Sunday, April 24.

The virtual ceremony will include special performances by rock bands Greta Van Fleet, Mac Saturn, Johnny Bee & the Murder Hornets and Gigi, genre pianist BLK BOK, rapper Polo Frost, jazz singer Pamela Wise from Detroit Jazz Festival 2021 and Pointe-raised Nashville songwriter Grosse JT Harding. He wrote hits for Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kenny Chensey, Dierks Bentley, Uncle Kracker and others.

The cast of “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” will also appear ahead of the musical’s stops in Detroit and East Lansing, and a 50th anniversary tribute to Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” will highlight features Detroit gospel artists Carl B Phillips, Kimberly Whitsett, Mary Coston and Dr. Waverly B. Bubrey & Refuge Cathedral Voices.

Winners will be announced in 50 categories at the ceremony with an array of surprise guests presenting selected prizes throughout the show.

The DMAs began in 1992, honoring the achievements of local artists as well as international artists hailing from the Detroit metro area. Votes are cast by Detroit music industry professionals, including artists, managers, producers, engineers, venue operators, journalists and others. Updates and other DMA information can be found at

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