Mayor Walsh Declares Thursday Boston Music Awards Day

The city is honoring the annual ceremony this week.

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Marty Walsh at the DNC/Photo via AP

Following in the footsteps of Guster, Godsmack, and Patti Smith, the Boston Music Awards will now have its own day in Boston.

The city will honor the annual ceremony this week following Mayor Marty Walsh’s proclamation declaring December 8, 2016, as Boston Music Awards Day. The big day coincides with the awards show’s latest installment, which takes places at the House of Blues on Thursday night.

“I urge all of my fellow Bostonians to join me in recognizing the Boston Music Awards contributions to celebrating the vibrant music scene in the City of Boston,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement.

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Founded in 1987, the annual event has showcased so many local talents over the decades, from Aerosmith and the Dropkick Murphys to Bobby Brown and the New Kids on the Block. The 2016 Boston Music Awards will honor winners in more than 30 categories as well as feature a dozen performances by nominated artists.

“We’re both proud, and honored, to have Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston officially recognize December 8th as Boston Music Awards Day.” Boston Music Awards owner Paul Armstrong said in a statement. “This proclamation is for every nominee and artist who call Boston home.”

Hosted by local comic Lamont Price, this year’s show is set to include performances by Air Traffic Controller, Bearstronaut, Michael Christmas, and more.