Go-Go Awards going all virtual during pandemic

Original members of pioneering go-go band Rare Essence perform at the 2019 GoGo Awards at Ballou High School. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The coronavirus pandemic isn't muting this year's Go-Go Awards.

But it will keep all the funk online.

This year's Go-Go Awards will start at 7 p.m. Sunday.

You can stream the show for free online here, but reserving a spot in advance is advised. You can RSVP on the awards show's website.

This is the first Go-Go Awards following the District officially declaring the genre its official music.

A 10-person committee established this year's award categories and nominees. A popular vote will decide the winners, but voting is closed.

Categories include band of the year, song of the year and conga player of the year.

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