Sunday, July 23 @ The Riviera from 5-9pm
$25.00 advance $35.00 at Door

The CV Music Awards has been rescheduled from the June 4 date when the power went out at The Riviera to this Sunday, July 23.

This year we have 37 categories in all genres that the valley got to vote on. A total of 43,130 votes were cast.

Not only did we increase the number of categories this year but we also increased the amount of nominees in many of the categories, giving more bands and artists a chance for exposure, to perform and ultimately win an award.

There was a pre-party held at Big Rock Pub on June 2 where 12 categories were announced. Four additional categories were announced at the beginning of the awards show on June 4 at the Riviera before the power went out.

The remaining 21 categories will be given out at the main awards show at The Riviera this Sunday, July 23 along with our special awards: 2 Trailblazer Award recipients (John Stanley King and Ronnie King), 2 Pioneer Award recipients (Scott Reeder and Herb Lienau), a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (Alvin Taylor) and a new Visionary Award recipient (the AMP Program). See flyer on page 4 for bands performing and program below for band and awards time slots.

We are also planning a very special VIP after party, which will feature a 40 minute collaboration of several of the rap/hip-hop nominees performing including Million and Albertini, Thr3Strykes with Steven Hall (Drum Hall/Se7en4), followed with a set by DJ Guy Worden and finishing off the night will be Blackwater.

For those who have attended this in the past you know it’s an event not to be missed. So get your tickets now as the VIP party will also have limited tickets this year. VIP tickets are $50.00 in advance and $65.00 at the door. For tickets call 760-501-6228.

Thank you to our Title Sponsors: Renova Solar and Big Rock Pub. Additional Sponsors: Desert Wraps, Babes Brewhouse, Vektor Vodka, LULU California Bistro, Just Tapas, Giuseppe’s, PSA Organica, SIR, DarMar Awards, Bryson Backline Studio and Alpha Media (KCLB 93.7).

A huge THANK YOU to our HERO Sponsors: Ken Hanna owner of Big Rock Pub, Vincent Battaglia owner Renova Solar, Julie Montante owner PSA Organica and TK from 93.7 KCLB, and each and every person who contributed to the Generosity Campaign to make these awards happen. There is still time to donate.

2017 CVMAs Band and Awards Line up

4:30Herbert performs in the lobby.

5:00 – Welcome everyone to the 5th Annual CV Music Awards Take 2.

Slim Man performs.

Michael Keeth performs an acoustic tribute to Chris Cornell.

5:15 – Introduction of Bronwyn Ison & Dan Ball as hosts.

5:20The Flusters Perform. Nominated in 7 categories including: Best Band, Best Live Performance Band, Best Alternative Rock Band, Dougie VanSant for Best Frontman, Best Male Vocalist, Best Unsigned Album and Mario Estrada for Best Bass.

5:25 – Announce Awards that were already given out on June 2 at Big Rock and June 4 at Riviera:

Best Keyboards – Andy Cahan; Best Bass – Brett McLaughlin; Best Reggae – Mikey Reyes; Best R&B – Eevaan Tre; Best Adult Contemporary – Gina Carey; Best Jazz Vocals – Slim Man; Best Jazz Instrumental – Alex Santana; Best Club DJ – DJ Day; Best Individual Instrumental Performance – Chase Huna; Best Instrumental Band – Tribesmen; Best Duo – Michael Keeth & Martin Barrera; Best Club Promoter – (tie) Morgan James & Mr. Miami; Best Local Music Event – Joshua Tree Music Festival; Best New Band – Drop Mob; Best Cover Band – Long Duk Dong; Best Live Performance Venue – (tie) between The Date Shed and Pappy & Harriet’s; Best Event Promoter – BB Ingle. Congratulations to all of you.

5:30Lisa & the Gents perform. Nominated for Best Country Band and Lisa Morgan for Best Female Vocalist, Frontwoman and Promoter.

5:35 – Best Youth Band.

Best Band Photographer.

5:40 – Present the “Pioneer Awards” to Ronnie King and John Stanley King.

5:55The Brosquitos perform. Nominated for Best Youth Band and Best Alternative Band

6:00 – Best Male Vocalist

Best Female Vocalist

Best Drummer

6:10Hollace performs. Nominated for Best Rock Band.

6:15 – Best Alternative Band.

Best Producer.

6:20Alex Santana performs. Nominated for Best Guitar and Best Jazz Instrumental.

6:25 – Best Event DJ.

Best Guitar.

6:30 – Special “Visionary Award” to the AMP Program.

6:40 – Faults of Andreas perform. Nominated in a few categories: jimi Fitz for Best Adult Contemporary; Jeff Bowman for Best Drums and Mike Pygmie for Best Guitar.

6:45 – Best Country Band.

Best Live Performance Band.

6:55 – Introduce TK from 93.7 KCLB and Morgan James as hosts of second half of awards.

7:05Drop Mob performs. Nominated for Best Metal Band, Best Drummer John Cammacho and Best Frontman Gabe Perez…and already won for Best New Band

7:10 – Best Blues Band.

Best Rap/Hip-Hop.

7:15 – Present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Alvin Taylor.

7:30 – 5th Town performs. Nominated for Best Band, Best Live Performance Band, Best Female Vocalist & Frontwoman (Chelsea Sugarbritches), Linda Lemke Heinz for Best Flute & Keyboards, Martin Barrera for Best Guitar and Josh Heinz for Male vocalist & Best Frontman in his other band Blasting Echo. The Super group who won the CV Music Showcase Finals this past April.

7:35 – Best Punk Band.

Best Unsigned Album.

7:45 – Rick Shelley performs. Nominated for Best Male Vocalist, Best Country Artist and Best Album for “Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire”.

7:50 – Best Frontwoman.

Best Frontman.

8:00 – Mighty Jack performs. Nominated for Best Rock Band, Charlie Ellis for Best Keyboards, Aaron Ramson for Best Bass and Jeff Bowman for Best Drummer.

8:05 – Present the Trailblazer Award to Scott Reeder.

8:15 – Present the second Trailblazer Award to Herb Lienau.

8:25 – Best Metal Band.

8:35 – The Bermuda performs. Nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Band.

8:40 – Best Rock Band.

8:45 – Death in Pretty Wrapping perform. Nominated for Best New Band, Michael Keeth for Best Male Vocalist, Arthur Seay for Best Guitar and Mike Cancino for Best Drummer.

8:50 – Best Band

8:52 – House of Broken Promises performs. Nominated for Best Metal Band, Best Live Performance Band, Best Drummer and Best Guitar.