Friday, December 20, 2019

And the 2020 Lexi Music Award Nominees Are.....

The 6th Lexington Music Awards is coming Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the beautiful Lyric Theatre in downtown Lexington, KY!

The public votes are in and the pro panel votes are in, and in the final round, the nominees ONLY will vote to select award recipients in each PLEASE...we need ALL nominees to contact us at (with your name and what band, venue, store, etc you represent) so we have a valid email to use for voting and all awards-related correspondence.

And your 2020 Lexi Award nominees are......

Monday, November 25, 2019

2020 Awards Timeline

Public voting is now complete (it ran from Labor Day weekend to November). From here, we'll see (roughly) the following:

Nov/early December: Pro panel votes.

Late December we announce nominees.

January we announce ticket sales, lifetime achievement winners, after-party location, re-list sponsors, announce performers, and make posters available. We'll also be doing the rounds via loal media (radio, TV, etc).

January 26 is awards show (6-8pm) and our after-party (which are becoming as well known as the awards - haha!).

Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

New Partnerships for YOU!

Tyler Childers accepting award at 3rd award show!
I will come back and edit this post with up-dates.....and obviously, these are all subject to change at any time, given the volatile nature of the music industry (haha!)....but am announcing here our partnerships to add value to the awards per our aforementioned REASON #8 (expanding artist opportunities) for the existence of the Lexi Music Awards.

The entire WHY WE DO IT article (13 reasons) is also available...and we hope you can lend a hand there, too!

First, I want to thank Highbridge Springs, Harrod Concrete & Stone, Collins Consulting Group, Ranada's Bar & Bistro, Maker's Mark, and Ale-8-One (our confirmed sponsors SO FAR for the 2020 event!) for making this happen! We also hope to have a surprise on hand from the folks at Paradise Motorsports to help set the mood at the awards show!

We've forged agreements with various music businesses & media listed below, as well as our partnerships with area festivals and venues for guaranteed gig slots!

Friday, August 30, 2019


Ballot goes live September 1st.....

6th Lexington Music Awards public ballot.

Please share!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Awards: How Do We Nominate?

While I've talked about this on social media, traditional media (TV, radio, print), and more, it occurs to me that perhaps we haven't done a good job here at the blog or over at the official website explaining the nominations process.

So without further ado....

The Lexington Music Award (also known as Lex Area Music Awards and Lexi Music Awards) has a unique, 3-tier nominations process.

1) The general public can vote for whomever they please in each category.

This is a recognition of the role that MUSIC FANS play in the scene. By numbers, they are the majority of the scene, but more importantly, it needs to be recognized that without music lovers, the rest of us are just practicing in our basements.

Their votes net TWO of the 4 nominees in each category.

2) An annually rotating professional panel votes for their choices in each category (plus they choose the Critics Choice recipient).

Our pro panel is made up of about half a dozen industry pros each year....from performers to producers to venue managers to educators and more. We try to make sure we have people knowledgeable on various areas of the scene and multiple styles of music, as well as a good span of age range and the like. The members of the panel have their names published in the awards show program, but are not known to the public prior to the event each year.

Their votes net the other TWO of the 4 nominees in each category.

3) The nominees themselves vote in the final round to choose the award recipient in each category.

The ultimate in peer review, as it were. And with nominees changing each year, this changes the make-up of the voters for the finals each year.

I'm happy to speak more in depth on this issue if anyone has any questions.


Friday, February 1, 2019

5th Lexi Music Awards Wrap-Up

Ben Lacy & TeeDee Young Awards

Sunday, January 28, 2019......what an amazing day.  What an amazing evening.

In addition to the 30+ awards given, we saw 5 Lifetime Achievement awards given (including a posthumous award given to Jerrod Figgs). We saw a tie in the horn category (recipients were Michael Cruse & Paul M. Osborne), the Jay Flippin Music Educator Award went to Paulie Felice, the first Ben Lacy Guitar Award went to Ross Whitaker, and the first TeeDee Young Award for Blues Excellence went to Rachel Crowe. The community chose the late Freddie Moore (of Fred Moore Music) for the Community Service Award and our panel chose  Chester Grundy for the Critics Choice Award.

See the entire list of award recipients HERE.

"....and the winner is...." 5th Awards Recipients

Congratulations to this year's award recipients:



   The Burl

Gear Store:

   Willcutt Guitars

Music Business:

  CD Central

Sunday, January 13, 2019

LIFETIME recipients and more!

Our 5th Lexi Music Awards Lifetime Achievement recipients are.....

Greg Austin
William Harry Clarke
Jarrod Figgs
Caroll Hall
Jeff Hood

Congratulations on your achievements!

Awards show is at the Lyric Theatre, Sunday, January 27, 2019!

After-party at Ranada's Bistro & Bar!

Announcing performers soon!

Tickets are HERE!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Details Coming!

Announcements rolling out over the next few days include:

Lifetime Achievement Recipients

After-party Location

Ticket Info

5th Award show sponsors

Performer Line-up

Sooo....stay tuned!