kma-2014-imageThe brainchild of Chad Hansen, then working for Kootenay Quickshot (R.I.P.), the Kootenay Music Awards adds some glitz, glitter, and hardware to our fantastic music scene here in the Kootenays.

While dominated by Nelson acts, Fernie’s Shred Kelly have taken home numerous awards, and other locales like Creston and Golden have borne a few nominees and winners in the past two years. Local business and radio have truly embraced this year’s endeavours, and 2014 sees Vista Radio, The Bridge, Kootenay Co-op Radio, Nelson Brewing Company, the Chamber Of Commerce, and more throw their support – and funds- into making this year’s event the best ever.

If I had to describe this year’s nominees, I would use adjectives like: amazing, varied, eclectic, passionate, and others. What a field of talent!!! Every year has been strong, but this year’s crop is truly outstanding, and makes voting extremely hard for someone like me.  Don’t take my word for it, and make your voice heard; head to their site every 24 hours, and cast your vote!!!


Voting closes Wednesday April 30th. Then join me, one of the many presenters, on Friday May 9th at Spiritbar, when the winners are announced at the gala event, and “the hardware” is handed out! Can’t wait…..

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