Our 6th Annual Worcester Music Awards were, without question, the biggest, best, and sexiest yet. Staying true to our mission, shining a [spot]light on Worcester County’s amazing music scene and all the people who contribute to its diversity and success ~ from the bands, solo artists, and DJs to the fans, local venues and radio stations ~ continues to create an annual event that, although a competition, is really just a huge celebration of something all of us in Worcester County have in common: a love of music and our local music scene. This year there were a lot of new names in the nominations and on the winners’ list alongside some of the area’s most recognizable names ~ and we were thrilled to see a whole bunch of new faces in the crowd the night of the Awards.
Now, we couldn’t do the Awards without each and every one of you who nominated and then voted for your favorites in all the different categories and who helped spread the word about this year’s event. The WMAs truly are a collaboration ~ and in addition to thanking all the fans and all the local musicians for giving us a reason to celebrate, there are some other important people we want to thank as well. First, we were so lucky that Mr. Celim Lahoud was gracious enough to host the event at the magnificent Biblos Lounge at Union Station. Next, without our generous sponsors ~ Budweiser Beer, Immedia Sound, Celestial Effects, VERO Concepts, JLS Design, Music Go Round, City Music, Miraculous Creations, NEGB1, and Union Music ~ the Awards would not have been possible. We couldn’t have asked for a better host than the lovely Ms. Patrice Peris, and the evening’s live performers ~ DJ Flirt, Gamble & Burke, Cougar Bait, A Ton of Blues, and Herra Terra ~ provided a killer soundtrack for the night… and FlashHouse Studios was there to photograph all the festivities as only they can.
And last but not least, we send a huge shout-out to Mr. Paul Giorgio, our publisher and President of Pagio, Inc, and to Justin Perry, Chris Reddy, Katey Khaos, Mike Moore, Erik Carlson, Lara Dean, Josh Lyford, and Jenn Russo for pulling the entire show and this cover story together.
And now, since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some of the best photos of the night ~ along with a list of the winners and some quotes from the bands and audience members. Enjoy ~ and we’ll see you next year when Pulse Magazine presents the 2013 Worcester Music Awards!!!