The Interior of B.C. is graced with incredible talent doing new and interesting things, so the B.C. Interior Music Awards has honored the achievements of our homegrown artists since 2008.
Our challenge is to connect with real people in all of these B.C. communities and then celebrate them and enjoy their talents on stage April 23 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. This connection has been happening through their online nominations on at www.bcima.org which were originally to be finished on Jan. 31.
The B.C. Interior Music Awards organizers are happy to announce an extension of this nomination process to Feb. 12 at midnight. The word is spreading throughout the province and organizers are pleased with the new talent surfacing and know that the last few weeks will enable even more to be involved.
On Feb. 13, each of the nominees will be turned over to the judges for the preliminary round, choosing the top three in each of the 27 artistic categories, recognizing the best in all genres. The final award winners are chosen in March by the second team of qualified jurors.
The show in April will feature unique collaborative performances by both this year’s nominees and previous winners. Artists performing at the music awards are highly accomplished in their careers and will showcase in front of 800 people, including 300 of their own peers.
We applaud all the supporters involved in this year’s show. Astral Radio is excited to support the artists this year in the development and delivery of their music and is leading the charge with their continued support of this event. The awards show provides a platform for artist promotion with a forum for publicity and promotional opportunities. This year it looks like we can expand on that promotion with the addition of performance stages for winners. Several of the provinces festivals are coming forward with support in the form of a BCIMA Performance Stage. Stay tuned!
Tell your musicians to get to www.BCIMA.org to nominate so all of the categories can go forward. Be sure to then notify your fans to nominate you on the site for the People’s Choice Award. This is the ONLY fan-nominated award this year but it again carries weight in that the top six votes on Feb. 13 will proceed to all Astral Radio sites for the public to choose a winner.
And mark April 23 on your calendars for the hottest music ticket in the B.C. Interior. Discover the regions most talented and diverse performers — all in one exciting evening!