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Get cozy with West Michigan's music scene at the WYCE Jammies XIV

Community radio 88.1 FM WYCE brings their annual Jammie award show and celebration back to the Intersection for its 14th year. Enjoy a free all ages show featuring 24 local bands hosted by Bells Brewery this Friday.
Jammies 2012

Jammies 2012 /Katy Batdorff

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The Jammie awards presentation is the quintessential local music event for West Michigan. Once again hosted by the Intersection and Bells Brewery, 88.1 FM WYCE's event welcomes music lovers of all ages to an evening with 24 local bands back to back on two stages. What's more is it's free. Music begins right after doors at 5:30, and a full house of the most comfortable nature is expected. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear their jammies, and yes we're talking PJ's here. Feel free to bring new/gently used clothes and/or non-perishable foods to support local charities Access of West Michigan and In the Image

In celebration of Michigan's vibrant music scene, WYCE offers listener and critic's choice awards, with trophies made by Nathaniel Mabie. The awards span multiple genres and musical attributes. Awards, nominees and the evening's schedule can be found at WYCE's website

Grand Rapids is deeply impacted by its rich musical community. It brings visitors, stimulates local commerce and provides jobs not only to artists but to venue employee's and the many others involved with musical development, from recordists to critics, radio programmers and management. Most importantly local music has touched countless citizens of Grand Rapids and beyond through quality music, on stage and recorded. It is something West Michigan can call its own.

Community radio WYCE has had a strong hand in the local music scene for over 25 years by promoting musicians and events as well as local nonprofits and social services. Being listener sponsored, the emphasis is on the community.

Local business Citizenshirt will be on site printing custom t-shirts, with a portion of proceeds to sponsor WYCE.

WYCE will also have radio programmers on site to provide information on how to support WYCE, or simply conversation, for those that desire.

Be a part of an excellent opportunity to meet others with a creative musical preference, and enjoy some of the best local music. Dancing room for kids is provided right up front making the event feel like one big musical family reunion. For those who are only kids at heart, Bells and the Intersection will be offering libations aplenty. Don't wake up Saturday morning in your clothes, throw on those pajamas and get this Friday's evening started early at the Jammies. 

 

Disclosure: Adrian Hirsch is a volunteer programmer at WYCE.

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