Detroit Music Awards virtual show packed with special guests


For the second time, the longtime Detroit Music Awards is a virtual affair rather than a live event full of networking, awards, and performances.

The Facebook Live event, which will take place on Sunday evening, will include an announcement of the winners in categories such as “Great Live Performance”, “Great Tribute Band” and “Great Music Video”. There are also a number of awards for specific genres like gospel, rap, blues, jazz, rock and more.

The virtual version of the 30th Detroit Music Awards – usually a live event at the Fillmore Detroit – pays homage to two Detroit music legends who have died since last year’s meeting: Mary Wilson of the Supremes and saxophonist Alto Reed.

The online broadcast will include performances by Detroit-based musicians Electric Six, Feeder Loft with Cousin Mouth, Keynote Sisters, Danny Kroha, Matt Smith of Outrageous Cherry, Rob Stone and nominee David McMurry & Black Light Collective.

Viewers can expect the video premiere of “The Devil In Me” by Detroit-bred rock and roll queen Suzi Quatro. Paul Stanley from Kiss and his group Soul Station will also give Motor City a reputation in a video performance.

30th Annual Detroit Music Awards

8 p.m. Sun.

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Recording artist Danny Kroha of Third Man Records will perform at the Detroit Music Awards virtual event on Sunday.


Dusty Kennedy