We’re singing it from the rooftops! And if you didn’t hear us (doubtful), let us tell you now that our music community needs your support and you can make your vote count.
That’s right, it’s time for the 12th annual The Age Music Victoria Awards and this year’s nominees include some of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula’s best venues and most-loved artists – and we’re thrilled!
The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017 are celebrating another massive year in Victorian music that will culminate at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 22. The awards will acknowledge the successes of Victoria’s music community with an evening at 170 Russell and musos, industry professionals and fans alike will boogie on at The After Party.
With public voting now open, please give some love to our own REMI, who has been nominated for the Best Male Musician Award, and to Music On The Hill (MOTH) in Red Hill and Pier Bandroom in Frankston, both of which are in the running to be named Best Regional Venue (Under 50 Gigs Per Year).
“We were delighted to hear we have been nominated. It is a testament to our wonderful, music-loving audience that MOTH has been punching above its weight and well-known artists want to come and play to our 'listening room’,” said Robin Griffiths from MOTH.
Baha Tacos in Rye, which has been nominated for Best Regional Venue (Over 50 Gigs Per Year), is known throughout the region as a remarkable venue for introducing local acts to the rest of the Peninsula. Baha Tacos keeps the tunes pumping with up to three gigs a week.
With 55 nominations this year, The Age Music Victoria Awards remain one of Australia’s largest publicly voted music awards and they pride themselves on the talent of their nominees, the scope of their voters and the diversity of their thriving music community. Recognising the venues behind the atmosphere that the artists create is also important to them.
“We’re really trying to get regional cities excited,” Music Victoria chief executive Patrick Donovan told Mornington Peninsula Magazine. “Victorian music boasts such strong diversity, it’s important to shine a light on the best genre acts and releases of the year at The Age Music Victoria Awards. But in a sign that genre music is no longer marginalised, many of the genre acts have been nominated for the more mainstream public awards.
“We encourage you to vote for your favourite acts, venues and festivals in the public awards. Victorians are passionate about their music, and by voting and buying a ticket to The After Party, you get to give something back and join in celebrating our wonderful music scene.”
So what are you waiting for? The public voting opened on Friday, October 13, and closes on Friday, November 10, so get voting now for your favourite acts, releases, venues, and festivals at musicvictoria.com.au/votenow. What’s more, by registering your vote, you’re automatically entered to be in the running to win an Awards Prize Pack that includes two tickets to The After Party at 170 Russell, a Moshtix gift voucher, two tickets to a show of your choice at The Corner Hotel and The Northcote Social Club, and a Music Victoria Individual Membership.