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