Kootenay Music Awards

Kootenay Co-op Radio proudly brings you the 6th annual Kootenay Music Awards, on March 16 at Bloom Nightclub... and the excitement is already brewing!


As a celebration that recognizes all of our talented musicians from throughout the Kootenays, there promises to be something for everyone.


With live performances, an exciting award ceremony, and some truly amazing prizes for our winners, this year’s KMAs is essential for the local music industry and local music lovers alike.


NOTE: we have updated the award categories in an effort to be more inclusive of the diverse range of talents in our community. All the winners will be chosen by an Industry panel except for the People’s Choice categories.


The award categories are:

• Best Roots Song (includes Folk, Bluegrass)

• Best Rock Song (includes Metal, Punk)

• Best Electronic Song

• Best Blues Song (includes Jazz, Soul, Funk)

• Best Reggae Song (includes Ska)

• Best Pop Song (includes Singer-Songwriter)

• Best Cover Band

• People’s Choice categories: Best Music Video & Artist of the Year


There will also be awards for Best Music Venue and a Lifetime Achievement Award to a member of the community for their ongoing dedication to the local music industry.


Submissions open Monday, January 15th, and are open to all works recorded in the Kootenay Region after February 12, 2017.


To submit, or to find out more about this year’s categories, please head to kootenaymusicawards.ca

Bad Ass Bingo

What's better than bingo? Bad Ass Bingo!
A bad ass evening of bingo, brews & rockin' rad music happens every Tuesday night at Mike's Place Pub throughout the winter with proceeds benefiting local charities. 
Bring your pals, your dauber and your lucky troll because there are some kick-ass prizes to be won. 
Great prizes from local shops, complete with some classy Nelson thrift store finds too!
This January, the proceeds go to Kootenay Co-op Radio - pretty righteous dude.
Be sure to bring cash and get there early... it's always a sellout event. 

2018 Polar Bear Swim

The Polar Bear Swim at Lakeside Park beach was a great sunny success, with more than 100 people going in the water of Kootenay Lake and with well over 400 people in attendance to cheer them on and enjoy the coffee, chili, hot chocolate and Hawaiian music. It was almost tropical. 

We want to thank all of those that helped to make this event a success. We can't wait for next year.

Big Polar Bear hugs to:
Oso Negro Coffee, Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society, Remedy Rx, City of Nelson Public Works, Nelson Hydro, Nelson Fire Department, Nelson Police Department, Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance Service, NDCC Life Guards, Kootenay Coffee for the hot chocolate, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, The Main Street Diner, Kootenay Bakery Cafe Co-op, Thor's Pizzeria, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Inland Allcare, and all the KCR and Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society volunteers, all the participants, pledgers and plungers. 

Special thanks to the brave souls that committed early on and took a pledge form to collect donations. Colleen Driscoll, Curtis Bending, Pizza Mike, Lawrence (from Main Street Diner), Fiona Morgan, Richard Epton, and Amy Villeneuve.

Radio Karoake

On Thursday December 21st, between 7 and 10pm come on down to Kootenay Co-op Radio at 308A Hall st for Radio Karaoke!
Come sing a song LIVE over the radio and make a donation as we celebrate the season by raising money for Nelson Cares.
All donations raised will be matched by the City of Nelson, so make Radio Karaoke a stop on your holiday party list!


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