Press Release: The Boston Music Awards — Two nights, new awards, format, and owners


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Boston, MA – Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — The Boston Music Awards celebrate the city’s finest musicians over two nights at The Sinclair on December 9th and 10th. The new format, along with new award categories – including the very special Hall Of Fame Award – are the first strategic changes by new owners.

December 10, 2015 – Performing artists:

  • Evan Dando of The Lemonheads (2015 Hall Of Fame Inductee)
  • These Wild Plains                                                                     
  • New Artist Of The Year Award Winner (to be announced)

December 9, 2015 – Performing artists:

  • Dirty Bangs
  • Dutch ReBelle
  • Louie Bello
  • Nemes
  • Oh Malô
  • Party Bois
  • Radclyffe Hall
  • Ruby Rose Fox
  • Soul-le-lu-jah
  • Tigerman WOAH
  • Vundabar
  • Will Dailey
  • Worshipper
  • DJ Frank White

New Ownership:

The Boston Music Awards are proud to announce a new ownership and management team. This past month, the Boston Music Awards brand and entity was purchased from previous owner, Chip Rives, by Jake Brennan of THUNDERS & WATT and Paul Armstrong of REDEFINED.

New Format:

The Boston Music Awards’ new owners are expanding the event to two nights this year. The goal of this expansion is to devote the first night to fully celebrating this year’s nominees, while the second night breathes new life into the “Hall of Fame” award by paying tribute to the 2015 inductee, Evan Dando of The Lemonheads. Honoring the Boston legend with a partial tribute set are the 2015 nominees, These Wild Plains, in addition to other special guests. On the same night, and on the other end of the spectrum, the Boston Music Awards also look to the future, with the New Artist Of The Year Winners opening up the celebrations.


The Boston Music Awards is made possible by many fantastic sponsors. Although in different fields, they all share the Boston Music Awards’ goal of celebrating local talent.

  • Tivoli Audio
  • The Verb Hotel
  • iZotope
  • Newbury Comics
  • Groove Boston/Mission 6
  • Hojoko
  • GYK Antler
  • 1Band1Brand
  • Noble & Cooley
  • Rock On Foundation

Ticket Info:

December 9th is open to Boston Music Award nominees via RSVP only and passes are extremely limited. We will be contacting all nominated bands in the next few days. If you are a nominated artist and have any questions regarding tickets, please email:

December 10th ticket info:

After Party:

The Boston Music Awards official after party will be held at the Verb Hotel on December 9th immediately following the awards show and performance at The Sinclair.

The Boston Music Awards are also offering a “BMA Package” for guests wanting to stay at our official hotel partner, The Verb Hotel. The special link will allow guests to enjoy one of the city’s finest new boutique  hotels. Please use the following link for bookings:

Press Access:

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BMA Flyer 2015