Vancouver Island Music Awards submission deadline approaching

Eleventh annual awards to be presented in Victoria March 21

The 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards is sending out one last call for music submissions from musicians residing on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, throughout BC, and the western U.S. coast. The deadline to submit for the 11th annual awards is Saturday, Jan. 24. The VIMA are open to all ages and all genres.

“This is a great first step to a bigger stage and recognition that can last a lifetime,”¬†says new VIMA producer Bryce Jackson.

This year’s gala will take place March 21 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Victoria. As always, the event will celebrate the regional music scene and provide a networking opportunity between musicians, media, music industry reps and fans. The show will alternate between award presentations, live performances by nominees, host segments and special guests and surprises.

At the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards, legendary Irish Rovers founder Will Millar was presented with the lifetime achievement “Island Classic” award. Millar has been a resident of the Island for more than 20 years. Other high profile music personalities who have been involved with The VIMAs in the past include: Dan Hill, Terry David Mulligan, 54/40’s Neil Osborne, Angela Kelman of Farmer’s Daughter, Sue Medley, Armchair Cynics, Alex Cuba, Todd Butler, David Gogo, Vince Ditrich of Spirit of the West, Jets Overhead, and Hayley Sales.

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