Fraser Valley Music Awards fast approaching

Video submissions invited for co-host position for show taking place in Abbotsford on July 16

Harpdog Brown is among the nominees and performers at the Fraser Valley Music Awards on July 16 in Abbotsford.

Harpdog Brown is among the nominees and performers at the Fraser Valley Music Awards on July 16 in Abbotsford.

The first year of the Fraser Valley Music Awards (FVMA) has attracted 25 organizations who have contributed a combined financial and in-kind value of over $95,000.

The celebration, hosted by CIVL Radio, takes place Saturday, July 16 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, where winners will be announced in 12 categories.

CIVL manager Aaron Levy hosts the event, and video auditions are being accepted to select a co-host.

FVMA producers are asking emerging young entertainers and aspiring MCs to submit a 30-second video of their “personality” to fvma@civl.ca or post on the CIVL Radio Facebook page, explaining why they should be the co-host.

At some point in the video, they should express that they are “Crazy for the Frazies.” An honorarium will be paid to the selected co-host. The deadline to submit is Monday, July 11 at 5 p.m.

“We want to help people get themselves out and not only support their community, but practice being a vocal part of it,” Levy said.

Live performances at the event include: hip hop nominee Saint Soldier, blues nominee Harpdog Brown, folk/roots nominee Matt Lowen, pop nominee The Kwerks, experimental nominee Kin, a Prince/David Bowie medley, and three Battle of the Bands finalists.

Tickets for the Fraser Valley Music Awards are available online at civl.ca or at Long & McQuade in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, Tourism Abbotsford and Old Abbey Ales.