The third annual Jammy Awards on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City featuring an eclectic line-up of bands from a diverse spectrum of musical genres.

This year’s line-up includes: the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Ratdog, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, The Allman Brothers’ Warren Haynes with his band Gov't Mule, new wave favorites the B-52s, and the Tom Tom Club featuring former Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz.

Bob Weir will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Grateful Dead. The Jammys, which have become known for its unique pairing of musicians, will also feature the world beat band Rusted Root, guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke, hard-touring moe., the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans, gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama, the space-porn funk of Particle, and pedal steel guitar prodigy Robert Randolph & The Family Band.

Since debuting in 2000, in three short years the Jammys has gone on to become the premiere grassroots music event in the country, honoring musicians who focus their art on spontaneous composition. The Jammys will be presented to winners in nine categories: Studio Album of the Year; Live Release of the Year; Live Performance of the Year; Tour of the Year; Song of the Year; New Groove Award; Fan Web Site of the Year; the Mimi Fishman Community Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“The Jammys are about celebrating the magic of live music,” said Pete Shapiro, Executive Producer of the Jammys. “With Bob Weir and Ratdog performing and accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Grateful Dead, this year’s event will be the most spectacular yet," added Steve Bernstein, President and Publisher of Relix magazine and Web site

Jammy Award winners are selected by popular vote after nomination by a panel of industry professionals. Voting – which began July 15 and ends September 25 – is taking place on,, and by paper ballot in Relix magazine.

Tickets to the Jammys are on sale and can be purchased through the website.

[Published on: 9/9/02]

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