DJ Mag is holding its first-ever Best of North America Awards Show next month, and it’s happening in Brooklyn, New York. The iconic venue Avant Gardner is hosting the awards on June 16 in its Kings Hall. Along with the awards, attendees will enjoy performances including a headlining DJ set by ZHU.
The lineup also features New York-based artists AceMoMA, Lauren Flax, Layla Benitez, Tom Sweeney and a “very special guest” who has not yet been revealed. The special guest will be “the winner of this year’s editorially chosen Outstanding Contribution award,” according to DJ Mag.
DJ Mag’s Best of North America Awards covers the full area of its North America print edition distribution. That encompasses the US and Canada but not Mexico, since a separate publisher owns DJ Mag Mexico. Producer and radio host Vivian Host is hosting the awards.
The magazine announced all nominees last week. There are 16 categories including Best DJ, Breakthrough DJ, Best Live Act, Best Producer, Best Album, Best Compilation, Best Track and Best Remix/Edit. Venues are also in the running for Best Large Club, Best Small Club and Best Club Event/Event Series. A new category this year, Underground Hero, seeks “to celebrate the champions of grassroots music communities.”
Voting is now open, through June 1, here.
The event takes place on Thursday, June 16, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Kings Hall, located at 140 Stewart Ave., in Brooklyn.
Tickets for the event will be free but limited, so register for free presale here. Presale registration closes on June 2 at 11 a.m. ET and those tickets will go up for grabs at noon the same day.