Nominees for the Fraser Valley Music Awards have been announced.
The announcement was made this afternoon (Saturday) outside of the student union building at University of the Fraser Valley.
The awards, being held for the first time, are hosted by CIVL-FM radio, and the winners will be named July 16 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.
They will be awarded a spot to play at this year’s Penticton Peach Festival in August, which will be headlined by classic Canadian rockers Chilliwack.
Solo and band performers from across the Fraser Valley were invited to send in submissions for the awards.
A total of 109 applications were received, representing more than 300 musicians.
Jurors then evaluated the entries and determined the nominees. They are:
James Buddy Rogers
The Burn Ins
The Sylvia Platters
Plans and Disguises
RHYTHMIC AND DANCE
Queen Bee and the Buzzkills
My Goal is Telepathy
Stephen Carl O’Shea
You Say Party
We Hunt Buffalo
Molly Be Damned
Kat and Tony
Dalannah and Owen
FOR AND BY YOUTH
Isa Da Fish
PRODUCTION, SINGER/SONGWRITER AND MUSICIANSHIP
Tyler Neil Johnson (Nettwerk, Oh No! Yoko, Young Liars)