PHOTOS: 20th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards
On Sunday night, eastern Pennsylvania came out in celebration of local music and community at the 20th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards, held inside Musikfest Cafe at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.
Sunday night’s award ceremony was marked by a host of young and female winners. Country pop artist Jordyn Kenzie, who released her self-titled debut EP last year, tied long-time local mainstay Scott Marshall by taking home five awards, including Album of the Year, as well as Song and Video of the Year honors for lead single, “Stir the Sky.” Meanwhile, pop rocker Julia Sommer and singer-songwriter Stacy Gabel brought home two awards apiece.
Other big winners included The Holmes Family, who took home awards for Outstanding Gospel, Spiritual Urban, and Contemporary Christian artist, as well as Carter Lansing, who took home the James Supra Outstanding Harmonicist Award, as well as top Country Band honors for his band, Acoustic Kitty Project.
Billy Bauer Band was recognized for Outstanding Rock Performance, while Warren Snead, a regular Billy Bauer Band collaborator, earned top individual honors for his work as a bassist.
In the media categories, Ann Thatcher of internationally-streaming internet radio program The Balcony Show, took home her first LVMA as she was recognized as the community’s Outstanding Music Supporter (Individual).