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.
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.