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The 21st Annual WYCE Jammie Awards returns to The Intersection this Valentine's Day

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The event features 25 live music performances and 16 awards given to the best music released in the past year. Various awards are selected by WYCE programmers, critics, and by community voting.

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Lead Sponsors

Treadstone Funding

Patriot Realty


Supporting Sponsors

The Intersection

Aria Show Technology

On Stage Services


Culinary Cultivations

Great Lakes Music Camp

Third Coast Recording Co.

Circle Theatre

Local First

Grand Rapids’ listener sponsored radio station, WYCE 88.1 FM, is returning to The Intersection this Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 11:00pm to host the 21st annual Jammie Awards. This celebration of local and regional music will feature 24 live music performances including Michigander, Last Gasp Collective, Beth Bombara (full lineup here).

WYCE programmers, critics, and the public vote on awards in 16 different genre categories to celebrate the best local and regional music released in 2019. The event is made possible by Lead Sponsors Treadstone Funding and Patriot Realty.

The Jammies ceremony is an event where the community gathers to take pride in the past years musical accomplishments and serves as a way to highlight, support, and celebrate the amazing musicians throughout the region. WYCE Music and Production Manager Shane German had this to say:

“WYCE is proud to play ‘A World of Music’ and the artists this year perfectly reflect our sound.  From Ugandan artist Samuel Nalangira to Kalamazoo’s Hip Hop/Jazz ensemble Last Gasp Collective, the fun instrumental Surf rock of Guitar Up!, and performing slots by regional artists getting National exposure like Michigander and Beth Bombara, there really will be something for everyone!”

WYCE has also featured a food drive at the Jammies for Feeding America West Michigan since 2010, and in that time the event has provided thousands of meals for local families.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a community partner like WYCE on our side, especially when it comes to collaborating on events like the Jammies.” Kenneth Estelle, President and CEO of Feeding America West Michigan adds: “The food and proceeds that are generated through the event help to sustain our operations through the remainder of the year. To have this fun, community-driven event where we get the opportunity to meet with residents of our service area and let them know what we’re all about is really special.”

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WYCE programs an eclectic mix of music programmed by volunteers, public service announcements for nonprofits, and underwriting for businesses all year round. It is a 10,000 watt broadcast at 88.1 FM and streams online at WYCE is a service of the Community Media Center and is dedicated to building community through media. Attendees are encouraged to come in their favorite pajamas. Station Manager Hayes Griffin adds:

“This event is really an annual opportunity for us to show the strength of our local music scene. Grand Rapids is a haven for musicians and music lovers, and the volunteers and staff at WYCE are beyond proud to serve this vibrant community.”

The Jammies serves as a fundraiser for WYCE and is made possible by musicians and the generous supporters of local music. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Nonperishable food items will be collected to donate to Feeding America West Michigan.

The Intersection is located at 133 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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