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The Whacademy organizes and puts on the show every year.  Made up of a collection of local community members and music appreciators, the Whacademy is proud to shine a spotlight on local talent and help expose our unique local musical community to our city.


The Whammys are a local independent awards ceremony held in Vancouver BC.  This will be our second awards ceremony, held in Feb. 2017 recognizing all of 2016.  They are an opportunity for artistic communities to recognize their “best and brightest” in a tongue in cheek, non-elitist way.

We understand that art is subjective and there is realistically no way to say that one band or musician is “better” than any other one – but this is an opportunity to recognize (and be recognized!) for the thousands of hours of practice  the unpaid gigs, the stolen gear and the tour vehicle breakdowns and break ins.


These awards are, from start to finish, “people’s choice”.  There are two rounds of voting.  One for nominations to decide finalists and one for those finalists to compete for the awards.  Voting for nominations will close November 15th – once results for finalists are released on December 1st, voting for winners runs until February 1stResults will be announced at the show where the winners get presented with their awards. 

If you’re a finalist you get a care package (free door and some complimentary drinks) and awards will be presented by local artists and personalities.

If you missed the first one, don’t miss the second!  The Awards Ceremony (02/10/2017) will be hosted at last year’s BEST LOCAL VENUE, The Rickshaw

So here we go again!  May the “best” men and women win!


The Whammys Vancouver are proudly brought to you by

[one_half]Suna Studios

suna-logo[/one_half][one_half_last]Apocalypse Sunrise Productions


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