BillCopelandMusicNews.com has just received this news item regarding the New England Music Awards taking place in Lowell, Massachusetts this Friday and Saturday night: We’ll be starting the party early this time!
Join us the night before The NEMA Conference & Ceremony as the entire music industry of New England comes together to celebrate!
The New England Music Awards ‘kickoff’ on Friday Feb 21st at an amazing venue inside The UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center. At the event, Pavoh.org and The New England Music Awards will launch the first New England RADAR Awards by presenting the “RADAR Class of 2014” representing New England’s fastest rising musicians under the age of 21. A volunteer selection committee of industry professionals will choose the artists who will be given the opportunity to put their talents on brilliant display live at The New England Music Awards Kickoff VIP Party.
8pm – 10pm live performance by The Radar Class of 2014 The Meadows Brothers The Cranks and Closer Than We Appear
10pm Presentation of the Grassroots Award, Scene Award & Decade Award
10:30pm to 11pm The NEMA Nominee Showcase featuring 4 solo acoustic performance by: New Act of the Year Nominee; Sarah Barrios New Act of the Year Nominee: Francesca Blanchard Song Writer of the Year nominee; Chris Ross Female Performer of the Year nominee: Amy Allen and at 11pm; Jazz Act of the Year nominee “President Soup”
For more information on the City of Lowell or for overnight accommodations at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, check out the websites below:
Hotel Accommodations The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes you to Lowell for the New England Music Awards. The New England Music Awards are presented every year to the musicians who call New England their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements over the last year have without a doubt established themselves as a contributing force to the most robust and diverse music scene in the country. NEMA will be taking place in conjunction with the 14th Annual Lowell Winterfest where visitors come from far and wide to enjoy local cuisine, view the Human Dogsled Championship, and listen to great bands such as the Adam Ezra Group, who won Band of the Year, and winner of Female Performer of the Year, Sarah Blacker.
Special Hotel Packages
Special packages for visitors to the New England Music Awards are available at the Courtyard Lowell by Marriott, just a few miles away from the center of the action.
The Courtyard Lowell by Marriott 30 Industrial Avenue East 978-458-7575
Offers 120 guest rooms and includes a fitness center, outdoor pool, fireside lounge and restaurant, Free high-speed internet access! You may enjoy a special New England Music Awards rate of $94.00 per night plus tax for a King Bed Room and $104.00 per night plus tax for a Two Queen Bed Room.
Please call 800.321.2211 and reference the New England Music Awards at the Courtyard Lowell by Marriott to make your reservations at this special discount group rate.
If you have any questions on accommodations or other area attractions, please call the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau at 978-459-6150.
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By Bill Copeland on February 18, 2014
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