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Congratulations to all Music PEI Nominees and Award Recipients

May 23, 2016 | After a jam packed music filled week, with shows taking place across the Island we are happy to share the results of the 2016 Music PEI award nominations. Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients!

· Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year: Vishtèn
· Live Music Programmer of the Year: Pat Deighan
· PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls Venue of the Year: Trailside Cafe & Inn
· Country Recording of the Year: Tim Chaisson
· PEI Brewing Company Rock/Loud Recording of the Year: Andrew Waite & The Firm · Achievement in Jazz or Classical: Atlantic String Machine
· Media Person of the Year: Karen Mair
· Visual Artist of the Year: Ryan Hutchinson
· Female Solo Recording of the Year: Drea Macdonald
· SpinCount Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year: Dennis Ellsworth
· Digital Achievement of the Year: Upstreet Craft Brewing
· Musician of the Year: Tian Wigmore
· Volunteer of the Year: Dan Rowswell
· PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls Roots Traditional Recording of the Year: Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
· Entertainer of the Year: Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
· Producer of the Year: Jon Matthews
· Bell Aliant Weekend Warrior: Ryan Merry
· Touring Artist of the Year: The East Pointers
· SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Irish Mythen, "Gypsy Dancer"
· Downtown Charlottetown Inc. Event of the Year: PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
Presenter of the Year: Small Halls Inc.
· Cover Band of The Year: Ryan Merry
· Male Solo Recording of the Year: Tim Chaisson
· Urban/Pop Recording of the Year: Sorrey
· Live Production Professional of the Year: Jon Matthews
· Recording Studio of the Year: The Sound Mill
· Holland College School of Performing Arts New Artist of the Year: War Horses
· Video of the Year: Meaghan Blanchard, "Crash"
· Rooted to the Island- Alvvays
· Lifetime Achievement Award- Peter Chaisson
· Educator of the Year- Aaron Crane
· Tim Horton’s Industry Person of the Year- Hal Mills
· Cavendish Beach Music Festival Group Recording of the Year - Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys
· PEI Brewing Company Album of the Year - Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys