Earlier this fall, we had a fun idea that we’re now calling an annual tradition: to give the Lehigh Valley Underground audience a chance to make their year-end picks as part of the new LVU Fan’s Choice Awards.
We were amazed — and honestly, a bit pleasantly surprised — to see that nearly 1,000 people voted on their favorites from the year. Now, we announce the results…
Singer-songwriter Leah Marie Fuls was selected by you, the local music fans, to win two Fan’s Choice Awards: one for Best Album of 2017 for her release, “You’re Never Gone,” as well as Best Song of 2017 for the album’s title track. Fuls also came close to capturing Best Solo Artist of 2017, but was edged out by Julia Sommer, who takes home the honor.
Pocono-based punk rockers Blind Choice burst onto the scene — and into our consciousness — by running away with the LVU Fan’s Choice Award for Best Full Band of 2017.
Full results are below. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
Best Album of 2017: Leah Marie Fuls – “You’re Never Gone”
Best Song of 2017: Leah Marie Fuls – “You’re Never Gone”
Best Full Band of 2017: Blind Choice
Best Solo Artist of 2017: Julia Sommer
Best Live Music Venue of 2017: SteelStacks
Best Live Music Event of 2017: Musikfest