Inaugural Fraser Valley Music Awards winners revealed

The first annual Fraser Valley Music Awards were held on Saturday, with great live performances and exciting award presentations.

Chilliwack musicians Rick Genge (left) and Matt Lowen performed at the first annual Fraser Valley Music Awards on July 16.

Chilliwack musicians Rick Genge (left) and Matt Lowen performed at the first annual Fraser Valley Music Awards on July 16.

The first annual Fraser Valley Music Awards went down on Saturday, July 16 in Abbotsford.

The awards gala drew hundreds of people to the Abbotsford Arts Centre, where they enjoyed a dozen award presentations interspersed with live performances from nominees.

“CIVL listeners, FVMA attendees, nominees, winners, and volunteers have all been thanking us, saying we are leading the way in promoting and supporting Fraser Valley music, and that’s our only goal,” CIVL Radio station manager Aaron Levy said.

Levy hosted the show, which was also broadcast live on CIVL FM, alongside local entertainer Seth Bell.

2016 FVMA Winners:

  • Musicianship: Rick Genge
  • Hip Hop: Saint Soldier
  • Folk/Roots: Brennan Sinclair
  • Loud: We Hunt Buffalo
  • Alternative: Doja
  • Rock: Little Wild
  • For and By Youth: Quinn Sojonky
  • Jazz: Eli Bennett
  • Blues: Harpdog Brown
  • Pop: John Welsh
  • Rhythm & Dance: You Say Party
  • Experimental: Cheap High

Visit civl.ca/fvma to learn more about the awards and the additional benefits that nominees and winners received.