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PHOTOS: The 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards

The music community came out to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks on Sunday for one of the premier nights of 2018: the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards.

This year, parity was the name of the game, as several new and emerging winners joined established favorites to create one of the most diverse fields of LVMA recipients to date.

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Lehigh Valley Underground Wins Three Lehigh Valley Music Awards

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Mar. 5, 2018 – Lehigh Valley Underground, the premier community resource for local music and entertainment news in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, captured three total awards at the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards in a ceremony Sunday night inside of the Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The accolades are the first in Lehigh Valley Underground’s history, dating back to the organization’s official launch in January 2016. Lehigh Valley Underground won an award on each the Fan and Industry ballots, with the organization received a nod for Outstanding Music Website on the Fan ballot, breaking a long-running winning streak previously held by popular local 1960s tribute band, The Large Flowerheads. On the Industry ballot, LVU captured the award for Outstanding Music Supporter (Organization).

LVU Founder/Editor-in-Chief Gerard Longo also scored his first individual honor at the ceremony, coming out of a deep and talented field of nominees to capture the Outstanding Music Supporter (Individual) award on the Industry ballot.

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Pictured: LVU Founder/Editor-in-Chief Gerard Longo accepts the 2018 Lehigh Valley Music Award for Outstanding Music Supporter (Individual).

“Lehigh Valley Underground has put in countless hours toward building a stronger community around local music, and we are incredibly honored to have our efforts recognized by the community in the form of three Lehigh Valley Music Awards,” said Gerard Longo, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Underground. “I would like to thank the team at LVU and WLVU: The Sound of The Underground for their passion and tireless efforts, as well as our community of musicians and local supporters, who believe in and trust Lehigh Valley Underground as a community resource.”

According to the Lehigh Valley Music Awards’ official website, the event “is a prestigious annual extravaganza that honors, rewards and celebrates the music industry of the greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.” The ceremony is produced by the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association, an official non-profit volunteer organization designed to produce music related events throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.

To learn more about Lehigh Valley Underground’s work in the community, including diverse community programming and daily web content, please visit LehighValleyUnderground.com. To learn more about the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association, please visit glvma.org.

LVMA19 Week: Love Each Other

Today, the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. You know the deal by now, right? LVU’s official preshow begins at 3 p.m. on the first floor, with the ceremony kicking off promptly at 4 p.m. inside of the Musikfest Café on the third floor. Songs will be performed. Awards will be won. Good times, hopefully, will be enjoyed by all.

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LVMA19 Week: Full List of Lehigh Valley Underground Preshow Participants

Tomorrow’s the big day! Our music community will hold its largest single gathering of 2018 when the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards emanate from the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Tickets are still available at this link.

Of course, with the LVMAs come the official LVMA19 Preshow, presented by Lehigh Valley Underground. You already know that Cubbage will be performing an hour’s worth of his best with us on the first floor of the ArtsQuest Center, but who else will you see there?

You’ll see local media, vendors, and community organizations having a presence, each of whom add to the vibrance of our region. Here at LVU, we’ve provided a list of folks that you can expect to have greet you when you walk in tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. ET.

Local media
WLVU: The Sound of The Underground
Rocking the Valley
Steel Waves Radio
WDLS Radio

Community organizations
K-9 Kop
Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society
Power Chords
SouthSide Arts District
Two Rivers Roller Derby
The Valley Ledger

Vendors/local businesses
BW Nice
Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley
Domaci
The Handsome Prints
Stone Appeal

LVMA19 Week: The Quinn Spinn’s Lehigh Valley Music Awards Preview

The 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday at 4 p.m. at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, with the official Lehigh Valley Underground Preshow beginning in the ArtsQuest Center’s first floor lobby at 3 p.m.

Tune in for music from LVMA19 nominees. Plus, The Quinn shares an LVMA-related Somethin’ Good, tells you what you can expect before the LVMAs at the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series this Friday in South Bethlehem, and gives a little advice on how to conduct oneself before, during, and after the LVMAs have been distributed.

Sponsored by The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices.

Listen anytime: LehighValleyUnderground.com/WLVU

Track listing:
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Roi and the Secret People – Saturn Girl
The Beautiful Distortion – Gasoline
Alpha Zero Three – Waiting on Myself
Autoerotica – Alone
Atown Slim ft. Phase Wun – Crime
Cubbage – Beautiful Night
Neil Grover – Politics
Leah Marie Fuls – Collision
Acoustic Kitty Project – San Francisco
Chelsea Lyn Meyer – Hangover
Werner & Julia Sommer – At All Times
Shawn Cav – Looking Busy

LVMA19 Week: The Great Martin Guitar Raffle

As if you needed another reason to attend the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards at SteelStacks this Sunday — aside from the amazing pre-show, the breathtaking performances, the special honorees (of all ages), and more — we have one for you.

It’s your chance to win a Dreadnought Jr. Sapele acoustic guitar from Martin Guitar!

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The Quinn Spinn: Live on the Red Carpet at the LVMAs

The Quinn Spinn teamed up with Ninja from The Fyre & Ice Show to bring you exclusive red carpet interviews from the 18th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards, which took place Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.

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