Laugh It Up: Comedian Lamont Price named host of the 2016 Boston Music Awards


It’s been a wild day for Boston Music Awards news. Earlier this morning we hyped the 12 images nominated for Photo of the Year, and now comes word that the December 8 ceremony at the House of Blues will be hosted by homegrown comic Lamont Price.

Price, the Dorchester native who curated the comedy stage at Boston Calling Music Festival in the spring and has shared the stage with the likes of Dane Cook, Bill Burr, and the late Patrice O’Neal, will hold a microphone and court a party that will dish out 33 BMAs and host a dozen live performances.

“I’ve always felt that Boston has had a rich but very underrated music scene,” Price says in a press release. “Everyone knows Boston’s iconic musical skyscrapers such as Aerosmith, New Edition, James Taylor, Dropkick Murphys, Donna Summer, etc., but you can’t forget about the Boston musicians who have been the support beams for those bands over the years like 7L, Moe Pope, Letters To Cleo, Mission Of Burma, Ed OG to name a few. The Boston Music Awards has long cast a much deserved light on these amazing acts which is why I was excited for the chance to continue, and hopefully further, this long tradition by hosting the 2016 edition of the BMA.”


In between ha-ha’s slung by Price, the 2016 BMAs features live performances by Air Traffic Controller, The Ballroom Thieves, Bearstronaut, Contact, The Hotelier, Julie Rhodes, Kyle Bent, Lady Pills, Michael Christmas, Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz/ Sad13), Shun Ng & The Shunettes, and Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, with DJ sets from DJ Knife and LeahV.

Tickets to the all-ages ceremony are on sale now, and can be purchased here.