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These are your 2021 WAMI Award winners

It required some patience, but the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards finally returned last night, after multiple delays due to the pandemic. Those delays meant that these honors were an especially long time coming for last night's nominees, which were first announced in February 2020.

The complete list of the 2021 WAMI Award winners is below.

2021 WAMI Artist of the Year Unity The Band | facebook.com/unitytheband

Artist of the Year
Unity The Band

Album of the Year
Black Belt Theatre - “Power Petting” 

Song of the Year
Rose of The West - “Love Lies Bleeding”

New Artist of the Year
7000apart

Male Vocalist of the Year
Bobby Rouse

Female Vocalist of the Year
Jennifer Schafer

Singer/Songwriter of the Year 
Kurt Gunn

Rising Star of the Year
Lilie Fouts

Alternative Rock Artist
Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations

Bluegrass/Americana Artist
Them Coulee Boys

Christian/Gospel Artist
Samuel Elias

Blues Artist
The Jay Stulo Band

Country Artist
Buffalo Gospel

Cover Artist
Almighty Vinyl

Folk/Celtic Artist
The Roving Scallywags

Hard Rock Artist
Last Crack

Metal Artist
Morta Skuld

Punk Artist
IfIHadAHiFi

Jazz Artist
Mr. Chair

Polka Artist 
Stas Venglevski

Pop Rock Artist 
Rose of The West

Hip Hop/Rap Artist
Klassik

R&B/Soul Artist
Bryan Cherry 

World/Reggae/Ska/Latin
Something To Do

Club/DJ/Dance/Electronic Artist
DJ Bizzon

Horn/Big Band Artist 
Stephen Cooper and The Nobody Famous

Tribute Artist 
The Docksiders

Bass
Cedric LeMoyne

Drummer
Mike Malone

Guitarist
Sean Williamson

Keyboard
Joe Hite

Reeds/Brass
Matt Antoniewicz

Strings
Tim McIllere

Best Studio Engineer/Producer
Eric LaBrosse

Best Recording Studio
Kneeverland Productions

Best Live Club/Venue
The Saloon On Calhoun

Best Live Engineer Sound/Lights
Craig Vetrone

People's Choice Southeast Quadrant Artist of the Year
Tangled Lines

People's Choice Southeast Quadrant Radio Station
102.9 The Hog

People's Choice Southeast Quadrant Fan of the Year
Brenda Blackhalo

People's Choice Southeast Quadrant Music Teacher of the Year
Marty Morgan

People's Choice Southeast Quadrant Music Venue of the Year
The Saloon On Calhoun

People's Choice Northeast Quadrant Artist of the Year
That 90’s Band

People's Choice Northeast Quadrant Fan of the Year
Doris Budwit

People's Choice Northeast Quadrant Radio Station
101 WIXX

People's Choice Northeast Quadrant Music Teacher of the Year
Renee Millard

People's Choice Northeast Quadrant Music Venue of the Year
Stone Toad Bar & Grill

People's Choice Northwest Quadrant Artist of the Year
The Dweebs

People's Choice Northwest Quadrant Fan of the Year
Chris Evanston

People's Choice Northwest Quadrant Radio Station
92.9 The X

People's Choice Northwest Quadrant Music Teacher of the Year
Victoria Shoemaker

People's Choice Northwest Quadrant Music Venue of the Year
Schuggy’s

People's Choice Southwest Quadrant Artist of the Year
Cherry Pie

People's Choice Southwest Quadrant Fan of the Year
Kari Schirmer

People's Choice Southwest Quadrant Radio Station
101.5 WIBA

People's Choice Southwest Quadrant Music Teacher of the Year
Tara Imhof

People's Choice Southwest Quadrant Music Venue of the Year
Fawn Creek Winery