Local musicians up for Fraser Valley awards

Maple Ridge artists up for awards to be handed out July 16.

James ‘Buddy’ Rogers is nominated in the Blues category for the Fraser Valley Music Awards.

James ‘Buddy’ Rogers is nominated in the Blues category for the Fraser Valley Music Awards.

The Fraser Valley Music Awards nominees have been announced and local talent from Maple Ridge has been recognized.

James ‘Buddy’ Rogers has been nominated in the Blues category.

Ria Jade has been nominated in the For and By Youth category.

And, local artists in residence, Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees, known together as Kat and Tony, have been nominated in the Jazz category.

More than 100 artists submitted work for the upcoming awards, which are the first to be held by CIVL Radio, which serves the students and staff at the University of the Fraser Valley, as well as the communities of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.

Winners will be announced at the July 16 Fraser Valley Music Awards Gala at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.

• For more information, go to http://civl.ca/fvma/.