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The 29th annual Detroit Music Awards are going online.

The event — which was scheduled for Friday, April 19th, at the Fillmore — will stream its award show and performances online, due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

The annual event honors Detroit’s rich music scene by giving away awards in various categories voted on by local musicians and industry professionals.

“Our purpose is to support and nurture the musical community in the Detroit metropolitan area and to create a network for musicians that cuts across genres and styles,” the Detroit Music Awards Foundation says in a statement.

The livestreaming event will take place at 8 p.m. on the original date and feature performances from a number of Detroit bands and musicians, as well as an awards ceremony. The DMA showcases, workshops and seminars will all be postponed to a later date.

The organization is hoping to honor this year’s special awards recipients — Uncle Kracker, the Velvelettes and the Detroit Youth Choir — at the 2021 Detroit Music Awards.

For additional information, head to detroitmusicawards.net.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for hard rock and heavy metal music, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings.