Maryland Music Awards tickets going fast Posted by Kim Allegrezza (examiner.com)

The time has come to once again celebrate Maryland music and all the incredible talent emerging out of the state. The second annual Maryland Music Awards will take place on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Kraushaar Auditorium located on the Goucher College campus in Baltimore. This will be a televised event presented on local TV at a later date. The always entertaining Mickey Cucchiella will be back again to host this year. The goal behind the Maryland Music Awards has always been to give local talent the opportunity to be formally recognized by their peers all while raising money for The Nicole Van Horn Foundation.

Proceeds from the show go to benefit children battling cancer. The Nicole Van Horn Foundation is an organization dedicated to raising money to help terminally-ill children through the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center and the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation. To learn more about the foundation or to make a donation visit their webpage here.

Besides shining a light on the need to help raise money for such a wonderful foundation, the Maryland Music Awards highlights the great musicians and music the state of Maryland has to offer. Fans nominated their favorite local bands and musicians for various categories through the Maryland Music Award’s Facebook page. Final judging will be completed by radio personalities, promoters, and other local music and entertainment industry professionals.

VIP entry takes place at 7:30 pm and General Admission starts at 8:30 pm. The awards show and performances begin at 9:00 pm. VIP tickets include early admission and a pre-show party where attendees will have the opportunity to mix with the bands and presenters. Auction items and finger food will be available as well. VIP seats will be located in the front rows of the concert hall. VIP tickets are $75, General Admission seats cost $45 and both are available for purchase on Mission Tix. According to the Maryland Music Awards Facebook page each band has coupon codes to help their fans save $10 on tickets. Follow the Maryland Music Awards on Twitter and Facebook for future updates.

Recently they announced some of the bands that will be playing live during the show on May 13. Confirmed so far are Max Bent, Revolve, Eric Karge, Higher Hands, Silvertung, Mark Hopkins, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, In Gratitude and Juilian Roso. More will be added soon. The list of guest presenters so far includes include Ed Norris, Jessica Kartalia, Kirk Mckuen, Jeff St. Pierre, Kevin Hock, Kevin Butler, John Rallo to name a few. The Maryland Music Awards posted the opportunity for the general public to be presenters at the awards ceremony. A tax deductible $2000 pledge to Nicole Van Horn Foundation is required. For those interested please email info@marylandmusicawards.org.

Congratulations and good luck to the 2016 Maryland Music Awards nominees.

Breakout Artist

Brady James

Dylan Galvin

Iz’em

Revolve

Silvertung

Cover Band

Alter Ego

As If

Face Down

Misspent Youth

The New Romance

Country

Brady James

Brothers Osborne

Dean Crawford and the Dunns River Band

Drivin’ Muzzy

Richie Fields

Wesley Spangler

Blues

A.P.F

Bottle of Blues

Kelly Bell Band

Moon Dog Medicine Show

The Mojo Priests

Electronic

Bunk Buddah

Janko

ELM Electric Love Machine

Mighty Mark

Synful Pleasure

Funk

8 Ohms Band

Area 301

Higher Hands

Kelly Bell Band

Ron Holloway Band

Gospel

Carronne Jones

Derek Thompson

HeBrewBoyz

Shirley Brown-Woodley

Madison Copeland

Hip-Hop and R&B

Area 301

Forsaken

Kotic Couture

Milton J and the Leftovers

Relentlezz

Heavy Metal

Arkhaven

Ghost of War

Omnislash

Revolve

Silvertung

Icon Award

Dylan Galvin

Steve Whiteman

Dennis Chambers

Sarah Fleischer

Paul Reed Smith

Jazz

David Bach

Paul Soroka Trio

Richard Walton Group

Rodney Kelley Jazz Experience

Tom Reyes

Largest Contributor

KIX

Jimi “HAHA” Davies

John Palumbo

Kevin Hock

Sam Grow

Live Performer

Wesley Spangler

Richie Fields

Dean Crawford and the Dunns River Band

KIX

8 Ohms Band

Reggae

Bumpin Uglies

Jah Works

Ballyhoo!

9 Mile Roots

Higher Education

Rock

Arkhaven

Iz’em

Kix

Nightsbridge

Revolve

Songwriter

Wesley Spangler

Dean Crawford and the Dunns River Band

Richie Field

Eric Karge

Julian Roso

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