WCDB celebrates 44th anniversary with Art Fair and Awards Ceremony

ALBANY – WCDB Albany, 90.9FM, will present WCDB Fest: Art Fair & Awards Ceremony at the Albany Barn on Saturday, April 9. The event will mark the UAlbany station’s 44th anniversary, and will celebrate local businesses, artists, venues, and musicians that contribute to the Capital Region’s thriving scene. The night will be capped off by an awards ceremony announcing “Best Of” winners in a variety of musical categories.

The station’s DJs have collectively chosen nominees in multiple categories, and are letting their listeners vote to decide the winners. The awards ceremony will be preceded by a two hour art fair. Vendors include Cafe Euphoria, Doors at 7, Lark St Records, Nocturnal Fairy Co, Nullvoid, Object Natura, Osteal Blossoms, Son of Egg, Super Dark Collective, Yamaguchie, and more. There will be live performances from the nominees throughout.

Nominees by category are listed below. Click here to vote: WCDB Fest Voting Link

Artist of the Year

  • Laveda
  • Lemon of Choice
  • Senior Living
  • Stella and the Reptilians

Rising Artist of the Year

  • Canella
  • The Classical
  • The E-Block
  • Ladybyrd

Alternative Rock/Indie Artist of the Year

  • Lemon of Choice
  • Pencildive
  • Safety Meeting
  • Senior Living
  • Stella and the Reptilians

Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the Year

  • B. Chaps and Freedom Stratton
  • Hanzo Bladez
  • Mr. Every Day and the Past Life
  • Scrambled

RnB/Funk/Soul Artist of the Year

  • The E-Block
  • Nxnes
  • Pink Nois
  • Kyla Silk and the Flavors

Jazz Artist of the Year

  • Joe Barna
  • Teresa Broadwell
  • Peg Delaney
  • Chuck Lamb
  • Dylan Perrillo
  • Colleen Pratt

Electronica Artist of the Year

  • Bare Mattress
  • Jack Lynch
  • Rambutan
  • Soo Do Koo

Country/Folk Artist of the Year

  • Beargrass
  • Brule County Bad Boys
  • The North & South Dakotas
  • Patrick Sharrow

Punk/Hardcore/Metal Artist of the Year

  • Dirtybandaid
  • Mystery Girl
  • Prize
  • Wet Specimens

Album/EP of the Year

  • Anniversaries, by Senior Living
  • Graffiti Chorus, by The Classical
  • Gramppappies, by Grampfather
  • Hard Boiled, by Candy Ambulance
  • WWDSD, by Deep Slut

Song of the Year

  • “bb”, by Laveda
  • “Fortune Cookie”, by Ladybyrd
  • “iykyk (We Had It All)”, by Stella and the Reptilians
  • “Quiet Love”, by Canella

WCDB DJ of the Year

  • DJ ChizZzik
  • DJ Shmit
  • HEAT
  • Bill McCann


WCDB Fest: Art Fair & Awards Ceremony

April 9, 2022 at the Albany Barn (56 2nd Street, Albany)

Art Fair: 5-7PM

Awards Ceremony: 7:30-9:30PM (formal attire suggested)

Proof of vaccination is required for entry

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