34th Annual Review Music Awards Set To Debut on June 15th • 9 PM

‘Quarantine’ Celebration Will Air as Live-Stream Production on Facebook & YouTube

Posted In: Arts & Entertainment, ,   From Issue 897   By: Robert E Martin

01st June, 2020     0

Because of the on-going restriction in the State of Michigan pertaining to large public gatherings due to the COVID-19 crisis, rather than postpone our annual Review Music Awards Celebration any longer this year we will be presenting the 34th Annual REVIEW Music Awards as a Live-Streaming ‘Quarantine’  Presentation that will debut as a 2-hour and 30-minute podcast on Monday, June 15th at 9 PM.

On Saturday, May 30th we spent five hours staging and filming this year’s awards celebration at The Hamilton St. Pub, limiting those present to the performers and guest presenters, and scheduling performances so that no more than 10-people at one time were gathered, per the Governor’s orders.

Needless to say, it was a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

While we were not able to sell tickets or have any of the nominees in attendance to accept their awards, we were able to present Live Performances from our guest musical artists and have the guest presenters read the list of all nominees in each division and announce the winners during the live recording session. 

A list of all the winners along with interviews and profiles with many of the top winners in each division will be presented in our annual 34th REVIEW Music Awards Special Edition that will be published (and hopefully in our print edition) on June 25th.

This Live Stream will debut on the Review Facebook Page and on YouTube.  It will also be linked on the Review Online Edition at www.review-mag.com.   Advertisers and businesses that  purchased sponsorships in our Awards Program will have their promotions converted to Digital Body Banners that will accompany the Live Stream; and of course we will be accepting any donations in support of the annual REVIEW Music Awards on our GoFundMe page.

This year's Awards Celebration was filmed  by videographer James Cooke and will feature multi-track recordings  by Charlie Williams, with the live mix provided by John LaCross and the final mix tended to by Andy Reed of Reed Recording Company.

Since our first Awards Celebration in 1987, the Review Music Awards has evolved into a special celebration and one of the premier cultural events in the Great Lakes Bay region and beyond, awarding honors to musicians in over 60 categories of Rock, Country, Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Folk and Alternative music. 

This year a total of 1482 musicians were nominated through the months of January & February and a total of 10,901 people voted. 

Guest presenters consist of Todd Michael Hall, who just made national waves with his appearances on the hit NBC show The Voice, Marsha Braun on the Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission; Allysha White of White’s Bar; musician Donny Brown, formerly of The Verve Pipe; Thor Rasmussen of The Temple Theatre and Saginaw Art Museum, and Review publisher & Editor Robert E. Martin.

This year’s guest musical performances will feature Loren Kranz & Drew Pentkowski from Barbarossa Brothers, Rock-Hop Hip-Hop powerhouse REDBURN, the eclectic and infectious blues/rock sounds of We, the Infamous, country artists The Todd Michael Band, the incredibly moving and passionate voice of singer-songwriter Amy Petty, the tightly rendered rockin/blues of The Blue OG’s, and a powerhouse performance by singer-songwriter Andy Dalton.

Each musician put on an incredible performance and was obviously excited to flex their musical abilities after 3-months of quarantine.

This is going to be one amazing showcase celebrating the strength of the Great Lakes Bay Region’s musican scene that you will not want to miss!

For more information call Robert Martin at 989-780-4162.

 

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