11th Homey Awards Set for March 10
WSTW’s annual Hometown Heroes’ Homey Awards are a celebration of the year’s best in original local music, culminating in an awards ceremony and concert this year on Friday, March 10, at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. This will be the tradition’s 11th year.
There are two rounds of voting. In the popular vote, music fans select their favorite 2016 releases and musicians in various Homey categories. The top five in each category become this year’s nominees. Next comes the Homey Panel vote. Made up of past Homey winners and industry professionals, the panel votes on the nominees, deciding this year’s winners.
As of press time, Hot Breakfast, Minerva, TreeWalker, Weekday Warriors and Universal Funk Order were in the running for best band, and dozens of artists were head-to-head for various categories like best guitarist, best live act and more.
Performers at the March 10 event will be last year’s winners: Artist of the Year Nadjah Nicole; Best EP and Pop Song winners Nalani & Sarina; Album of the Year winner John Faye Music & Those Meddling Kids; Best Band winners The Late Saints; and winners of Best Rock Song and Best Guitarist In The Presence Of Wolves.
Artists nominated for this year’s song of the year will perform their nominated song.