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.
That’s right: YOU vote. Not me. You. So go vote. And tell your friends. And family. And strangers on the street. Blog about it. Share the link.
We’re adding a “Critics’ Choice Award” and “Album of the Year”, plus re-arranging a bit of the 4 sections (insustry, performance, style, and special) in which the individual awards are categorized.....AND we’re adding a professional panel (that rotates annually) to choose a “wild card” addition to each category (to go alongside the popularly voted nominees) AND vote for the Critics’ Choice Award.
As I write this, I’m firming up the proposed line-up, working with our non-profit on up-dating the web-site, and prepping my list of improvements so I can chat with several key people (including our house band, MCs, Lyric Theatre director Donald Mason, and a few more).
I’ll up-date this note (or put in the comments below) when we have the 2017 awards event page ready on FaceBook (and other social media).
In the interim, we’ll be planning more of the Lexi-Fest Concert Series (including, we hope, a monthly “dance party”, several themed shows, and more multi-artist & multi-genre shows), reaching out to other orgs to expand our current work, and much more....all while we still try to make a living and Angelee books our songwriting & improvisation workshops, school clinics, and acoustic performances around the region (KY. OH, IN, WV, TN primarily), I grab the occassional studio or live gig, continue to teach weekly guitar lessons, and we build our little Skinny Devil Music Lab empire (see Skinny Devil Mobile Recording, Skinny Devil Booking, Skinny Devil Magazine, SDML Academy of Guitar, and our other SD projects).
Please join the group and share any ideas you may have...or message me directly to share/discuss any ideas you may have.