The Kentucky Center to Host 5th Annual Louisville Music Awards; Finalists Announced!

The Kentucky Center to Host 5th Annual Louisville Music Awards; Finalists Announced!

The Kentucky Center will host the 5th Annual Louisville Music Awards on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Bomhard Theater (501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY). Voting for the Louisville Music Awards will be open from October 9 through October 20. To view the nominees and vote, visit www.do502.com.

The Louisville Music Awards are held annually to highlight the diverse artists, pioneers, fans and businesses that make up the Louisville music community. This event aims to bring attention to the quality and diversity of Louisville's local music scene, and to recognize artists who have had a particularly special year. The Louisville Music Awards provide the unique opportunity for artists from all genres to come together with each other and with the public to support and celebrate one another.

Red carpet and pre-party in the main lobby - 6:30 p.m. Awards ceremony - 8 p.m. After party in the main lobby to follow. Tickets are $10, on sale October 9 at 10 a.m. Kentucky Center Members call the member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience.

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THE FINALISTS FOR THE AWARDS ARE:

AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native

Bendigo Fletcher

Joann + The Dakota

Stuart Wicke

Tyler Lance Walker Gill

BLUEGRASS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aaron Bibelhauser

Mama Said String Band

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

Misty Mountain String Band

Relic

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Big Poppa Stampley

Da Mudcats

Laurie Jane and The 45's

Mississippi Adam Riggle

Tyrone Cotton

COVER BAND OF THE YEAR

Louisville Crashers

The Sheryl Rouse Band

The Winger Brothers

Thunderstruck

Tony and the Tanlines

Unlimited Show Band

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jack Harlow

James Lindsey

Metez Trice

RMLLW2LLZ

Villebillies

JAZZ/AVANT GARDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Curio Key Club

Future Killer

Jaye Jayle

Phourist and the Photons

Sara Soltau

Small Time Napoleon

Soft Self Portraits

METAL/HARDCORE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Anagnorisis

Anwar Sadat

Savage Master

Stonecutters

Tropical Trash

Wombo

POP/ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cat Casual

Cereal Glyphs

Frederick the Younger

Jaxon Lee Swain

Maximon

Quiet Hollers

White Reaper

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BRXTN

Carly Johnson

Free Soul Effect

Jenna Dean

Kori Black

Otis Jr. & Dr. Dundiff

SINGER/SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Aaron Bibelhauser

Alex Wright

Andrea Davidson

Delafaye

Joan Shelley

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Big Sur" - The Deloreans

"Funny Ways" - Quiet Hollers

"Judy French" - White Reaper

"Louisville" - Tyrant ft. Kori Black

"Pusher" - Wax Fang

"Wanna Shine" - James Lindsey

"Where I'll Find You" - Joan Shelley

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Amen Breaks - Quiet Hollers

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native - Self-Titled

Of Random Unison - Free Soul Effect

Joan Shelley - Self-Titled

Perpeteia - Anagnorisis

Same Sky - James Lindsey

World's Best American Band - White Reaper


The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. The Center serves Kentucky through education and initiatives which expand and diversify audiences while enhancing their understanding, appreciation and support for the arts.


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