The 6th annual Kootenay Music Awards

The Kootenay Music Awards took place on March 16, 2018 at Bloom Nightclub in Nelson.

The 6th annual award show was bigger and better than ever, with 5 live performances, 11 awards, and 2 hilarious hosts. 

2018 Winners Now Posted

Check out our list of this year's winners here.

Listen to all of the nominees for Artist of the Year and vote here.

Watch all of the Best Music Video entries and vote here.


2018 Performing Artists


FRASE is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, blending Soul, Hi-Hop, Dub-Reggae and Blues with the modern flavours of House and Bass.

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Velle has a powerful and unique sound that is bold and imaginative, with her music described as retro, roots, and soul.

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Dirt Floor

Dirt Floor is a simple bouquet of honesty, melody and harmony, they conjurer up evocative songwriting with tasteful texture to create an eloquent ambiance.

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Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug play down and dirty Rock n' Roll, with a healthy dose of blues, garage rock, and psychedelic influences.

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DJ Morninglory

Morninglory has been DJing since the early days of Nelson’s EDM scene and has been filling Kootenay dancefloors for the past 16 years.

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