Friday, December 30, 2016

Nominees for 2017 Announced!

Care of the Lexington Herald-Leader....the nominees for the 3rd Lexington Music Awards!

"...The nominees for the third annual Lexington Music Awards have been announced, with some additional categories and modifications to the nominating process.
Chief among the category additions is album of the year, recognizing an active recording scene in Lexington. Also, each category now includes a nominee from a professional panel in addition to nominees selected by popular vote, and there is now a critic’s pick award...."

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Awards interview at WUKY

Voting is open now through October for the 3rd Annual Lexington Music Awards and WUKY’s Joe Conkwright catches up with event producer David "Skinny Devil" McLean to discuss the event and how you can participate and help choose the best of the best from Lexington’s rich music scene. Originally broadcast on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.

INTERVIEW

Friday, September 9, 2016

WRAP-UP: Lexi-Fest/Awards/More

Wow. Just wow. I am thrilled beyond measure how everyone stepped up to the plate, went above & beyond the call of duty, and the amazing turnout and vibe we had at the show. 2016 Lexi-Fest Festival was a raging success. Full house, no cancellations, almost stayed on scheduule (haha!), and raised a small chunk of change so we can add some up-grades to the 2017 Lexington Music Awards. I’ll up-date with an exact number soon.
MASSIVE thanx to Thompson Law Office and The Botany Bay for helping make my little vision and huge reality. More to the point, I want to thank my friends Eddy Thompson and Ginny Saville for believing this thing could fly. And then giving it wings.

Lexi-Fest follow-up PRESS

Check it out! Video....

VIDEO

Sunday, September 4, 2016

2017 Nominee Ballot Live NOW

Get your early votes in! We've launched the ballot early to coincide with Lexi-Fest Festival!

Vote now right HERE.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Press for Lexi-Fest Festival

One of several listed for the weekend!

Full story at LEXGO!

Lexi-Fest

2 p.m. Sept. 4 at Proud Mary BBQ, 9079 Old Richmond Rd. $10. 859-913-5611.
It’s called Lexi-Fest, a series of concert events begun in 2015 that have been designed to showcase as much of the stylistic range of the Lexington music community that can be squeezed into one bill in one day. The Lexington Music Awards, held early in the new year, figure into Lexi-Fest, too. The performances are a promotional device for the awards while encouraging networking for local artists and potential music industry contacts.
Mostly, though, Lexi-Fest is about music — lots of it. The series’ latest performance will be Sunday at Proud Mary BBQ and sports veterans and newcomers representing rock, pop, jazz, R&B, hip hop, folk, Americana, country and more.
A partial list of participating artists include the McLain Family Band, the Osland/Dailey JazztetAlan RobinsonDevine Carama,SoljamBeth DeanTaylor C. HughesRhyan Elizabeth Sinclairand many others. “Mighty” Max Corona from WBVX-FM 92.1 will be the emcee.




Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article99223387.html#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Award(s) Category(s)?

From the FB page:

SURVEY SAYS...... I've had a LOT of suggestions scattered thru various posts here, emails, pms, texts, etc on WHAT NEW CATEGORIES we should have for the awards. So a question:

If you could only add ONE new award (it can be music style, instrument, industry award...whatever), what would it be???


Please use comments section below....and feel free to join us on FB!

Lexington Music Awards Facebook Page


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Festival Ads!

One more coming from WBVX (I'll update post when it arrives, though it is already on-air)




Monday, August 22, 2016

Lexi-Fest FESTIVAL: Up-dates....

MUSIC, food & drink specials, prizes & giveaways, fire arts, and more!

MC-ed by the Mighty Max Corona of Classic Rock 921 WBVX and one of our friends from WLEX-TV, Lexi-Fest Festival is a multi-artist, multi-genre event. Rock, hip-hop, country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, fusion, world.....and more!

Sponsored by Thompson Law Office & The Botany Bay, with WLEX-TV,Classic Rock 921 WBVX, and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Tickets only $10!

Performances by:

The McLain Family Band
Osland/Dailey Jazztet (featuring Miles Osland and Raleigh Dailey)
Alan Robinson
Devine Carama
Soljam Band - Soulful, Jazzy - Covers & Originals (Palmer Tolly Robert Trott Paul M. Osborne Jeana Pillion)
Beth Dean
Taylor C. Hughes
PointSeven
Rhyan Elizabeth Sinclair
Lissy Taylor
GFYEntertainment (with Young Twilight , Kingsley Marshall, Trap Da Vo , Marley Gee)
Huck's Creek (w/ Blakeley Burger & friends)
Red Car Bad Car (w/ Slade Warnken & friends)
SongByrds (w/ Eliza Sayers)
Marcus L. Wilkerson Percussion Ensemble VAGABOND FIRE
Paulie Felice with special guest Mallory Lennon
Gone to the Dogs
Daisy Helmuth
Logan Smith
Driftwood Gypsy
..............and more!

LEXI-FEST Concert Series is a spin-off of the Lexington Music Awards - LEXI. The events are multi-artist and multi-genre, and designed to 1) display the high-quality talent throughout the region, 2) spread the word about the Lexi Music Awards, 3) provide community, exposure, and networking opportunities for the artists, 4) provide hands-on experience to those intersted in working in the music industry, and more!

Produced by Skinny Devil Music Lab & Feltner Artist Development and Management with EKU's Music Industry Organization and Third Sky Studio.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Awards Changes

From June 1 FB group post:

BIG CHANGES.....in keeping things moving forward and trying to improve, we're initiating several changes in the awards process (and in the Lexi-Fest series).

1) We're adding a "panel of experts" to ADD (not replace) to the nominees. Nominations will still be done by public vote, but a small and rotating list of industry folk (media, retail, musicians, etc) will add a "wild card" nominee to every category.

2) We're adding a few categories....including "album of the year" and "critics choice award" (this voted on by the aforementioned panel). Maybe more, if feasible.

3) I may trim back the Lexi-Fest gigs (or turning all but one or two over to others to organize and host). We'll have official criteria for everyone if YOU want to host a Lexi-Fest show.

Thoughts? Ideas? Opinions (pro or con)?

Let's discuss it!

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From a later post, 2 relevant points:

4) Other changes in the awards we've discussed....like "Best Album" category, an expert panel made up of a handful of industry folks (like some of last year's winners, which will disqualify them for 2017 awards, and others) to add a "wild card" entry in each category and possibly vote for a "critics choice award".
Said panel will change EACH YEAR.
5) It is likely we'll start the voting EARLY this year, with much more time for everyone to get the word out to other musicians, music fans, family/friends, and the like. Personally, I'd like to see 5000 votes this year in the nomination process.

Lexi-Fest Series and Festival

As with last year, we've knocked out a variety of Lexi-Fest shows this year at venues around the area....from O'Neil's to Al's Bar to Common Grounds to Willis Music and more. The series culminates with the Lexi-Fest Festival, Sunday September 4 (Labor Day Weekend) at Proud Mary's.

Here, from the FB event page:

MC-ed by the Mighty Max Corona of Classic Rock 921 WBVX and one of our friends from WLEX-TV, Lexi-Fest Festival is a multi-artist, multi-genre event. Rock, hip-hop, country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, fusion, world.....and more!

Sponsored by Thompson Law Office & The Botany Bay, with WLEX-TV,Classic Rock 921 WBVX, and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Tickets only $10!

Performances by:

The McLain Family Band
Osland/Dailey Jazztet (featuring Miles Osland and Raleigh Dailey)
Alan Robinson
Devine Carama
Soljam Band - Soulful, Jazzy - Covers & Originals (Palmer Tolly Robert Trott Paul M. Osborne Jeana Pillion)
Beth Dean
Taylor C. Hughes
PointSeven
Rhyan Elizabeth Sinclair
Lissy Taylor
GFYEntertainment (with Young Twilight , Kingsley Marshall, Trap Da Vo , Marley Gee)
Huck's Creek (w/ Blakeley Burger & friends)
Red Car Bad Carr (w/ Slade Warnken & friends)
SongByrds
Marcus L. Wilkerson Percussion Ensemble
Paulie Felice with special guest Mallory Lennon
Gone to the Dogs
Daisy Helmuth
Logan Smith
..............and more!

LEXI-FEST Concert Series is a spin-off of the Lexington Music Awards - LEXI. The events are multi-artist and multi-genre, and designed to 1) display the high-quality talent throughout the region, 2) spread the word about the Lexi Music Awards, 3) provide community, exposure, and networking opportunities for the artists, 4) provide hands-on experience to those intersted in working in the music industry, and more!

Produced by Skinny Devil Music Lab & Feltner Artist Development and Management with EKU's Music Industry Organization and Third Sky Studio.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

And the winner is......

Winners at the 2nd Annual Lexington Music Awards (January 31, 2016):


best in industry:
best live music venue
Cosmic Charlie's

best music store (instruments)
Willcutt Guitars

best music company (CD & music sales, labels, agents, arts orgs, etc)
CD Central 

best recording studio/engineer/producer
Sneak Attack Recording Studio/Jason Groves (engineer)