2016 Detroit Music Awards, Special Achievement

2016 DMA Awards Show, Fillmore Theatre, Detroit MI - Spotlight on Motown

These are some onstage Motown video clips from the 25th Detroit Music Awards, April 29, 2016. Please note that this is only a few of the featured entertainers that performed music that evening. Detroit's diverse and eclectic music history is embedded into its phenomenal urbanscape.

2016 DMA Awards Show, Detroit, MI - Spotlight on AL ABRAMS

Courtesy, Wall Street Productions


Duke Fakir (The Four Tops); Tracy Irwin (Curator, Detroit Historical Museum); and Miss Martha Reeves (Martha & The Vandellas) participate in posthumously honoring Al Abrams with a coveted DMA at the Fillmore Theatre, Detroit MI USA

Al Abrams Receives Distinguished Music Award 2016

Mar. 15, 2016

Detroit - Metro Times

25th Anniversary Detroit Music Awards will honor Kid Rock


Monday, March 14, 2016
City Slang

25th Anniversary Detroit Music Awards will honor Kid Rock
Posted By Mike McGonigal on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Kid Rock — you might have heard of him! — will be honored at the 25th anniversary Detroit Music Awards, which goes down April 29 at The Fillmore Detroit.

Adding further to the star power of the event is composer and producer Dan Yessian as well as Motown Records' late founding press officer and publicist Al Abrams; they both will receive Distinguished Achievement Awards.

General public tickets start at $25 and are available at the Fillmore box office or at LiveNation.com.

All fans of Detroit music can visit the DMAF website to vote for the Opportunity Detroit People’s Choice Award, where you can vote for your favorite artist and download their song for free. The winner will be announced at the awards show.

For a list of 2016 nominees and past winners, please visit www.detroitmusicawards.net. 2016 winners will be posted online after the event.

Detroit artists from a wide variety of musical genres will perform at the event, including: Victoria Reed, alt-rock songstress and daughter of Silver Bullet Band saxophonist Alto Reed; chart-topping Gospel artist Tim Bowman Jr.; the Motor City punk-noise group Child Bite; hot new hip-hop collective Def By Stereo; and a special performance by Jill Jack and the Detroit Women’s Project featuring Carolyn Striho, Julianne Ankley, Chris McCall, Mary McGuire, Tosha Owens, Jamie Sue Seal, Rio Scafone and the Jill Jack Band. The show will also feature all-star tributes to Glenn Frey and Marcus Belgrave, as well as a special opening medley covering Detroit's music history by the Motor City All Stars. More performers will be announced soon.

Since 1992, The Detroit Music Awards Foundation (DMAF) has supported and recognized Detroit’s musical community across a variety of genres and styles. In keeping with their long-standing tradition of celebrating all genres of Detroit music, the DMAs will present over 70 awards across eleven musical categories ranging from rock to rap, country to classical, Americana to electronic.

The DMAs are similar to the Grammy Awards. Award winners are determined by local musicians and music industry professionals in southeast Michigan, and presented in eleven music genres; Americana, Blues, Jazz, Gospel/Christian, Country, Classical, Rock, Urban, Electronic/Dance, Rap and World Music. The DMAs are the only local music awards in the nation to be presented by a not-for profit organization. Voting is accomplished entirely via the Internet.

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