Washington Area Music Awards

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The Washington Area Music Awards (also known as the Wammies) were music awards for Washington, D.C. area performers, issued by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). The awards were issued at an annual awards program, ending in 2016 with the 31st show after the dissolution of the WAMA organization in 2017.

According to WAMA, "The Washington Area Music Awards recognize significant career achievements by area musicians. Nominations and balloting come from the WAMA membership. Past show participants include Emmylou Harris, Joan Jett, The Clovers, The Orioles, Bo Diddley, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Dean, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eva Cassidy, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, and Sweet Honey in the Rock."[1]


  1. ^ "The Wammies". Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). Retrieved 2007-06-03.

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