Part rock concert, part hoedown, and part improvised jam session, the LMAs will commemorate the artists, fans, and businesses that make the region’s eclectic music scene so awesome.
The LMAs will be co-produced by Kathy Hinkebein and Jaxon Swain (sonaBLAST! Records), with help from the Louisville Film Society (for the music video set), WFPK, Production Simple, Insider Louisville, Headliners, and will be the official kick off event for IdeaFestival. “IF Music”, as the day portion will be called, will feature two music panels that day with national panelists to be confirmed. IF Music will serve as a musical book-end to IdeaFestival with NuLuFest, the closing night street and concert party for Idea Festival on September 28.
The night will showcase some of the areas most compelling up-and-comers and “older” timers who will be presented with awards in categories such as "best local band you don’t know yet", "best original music", "best song writer", and "best producer". Category nominations will be sourced from various channels (everyone may nominate anyone on our Facebook page), and a rotating jury made up of the nominee peers in the local music scene will do the judging. Once you have won an LMA, you become part of the “academy” that selects for the future years.