Lehigh Valley Music Awards: Nominations open for 2019 ceremony

 Keyboardist Jason E. Hedrington, of Roi and the Secret People, the Gonzo Project, and Headeye.  (Courtesy Photo)

Keyboardist Jason E. Hedrington, of Roi and the Secret People, the Gonzo Project, and Headeye. (Courtesy Photo)

Hard to believe, but, the 20th Lehigh Valley Music Awards are only a few months away.

With that anticipation comes the opening of nominations for the 2019 ceremony, which will be held 4 p.m. March 3 at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem. (The nomination process opened Oct. 28.)

Fans have until 8 p.m. Nov. 18 to nominate their favorite bands, singers, songwriters, musicians, music supporters and personalities. Nominations can be made through the official LVMA website.

In keeping with previous years, nominations are again split into two categories: Fan Nomination and Industry Nomination.

Fan categories include Outstanding Album, Outstanding Song, Outstanding Video and Outstanding Singer-Songwriter. Industry categories include Outstanding All-Around Performer, Outstanding Female Vocalist, Outstanding Male Vocalist, and Outstanding Female Vocalist.

Singer-songwriter Scott Marshall, singer-songwriter Mike Roi, and Americana outfit Acoustic Kitty Project were among the winners of this year’s ceremony.