lvma17_logoAfter receiving a record breaking amount of nominations, voting for the 17th Lehigh Valley Music Awards presented by Tri Outdoor Advertising will kick off Dec. 7,10 a.m., at, and continue through Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. The LVMA will take place on March 6, 4 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling; 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem; tickets cost $20 and will be available starting Dec. 7, 10 a.m., at and 610-332-3378.

A partnership between the nonprofit Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA) and ArtsQuest, the Lehigh Valley Music Awards is a prestigious, annual extravaganza that is designed to celebrate the music industry of the greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. During the awards ceremony March 6, the GLVMA will present awards honoring the region’s best performers in a variety of genres including blues, rock, folk, gospel, hip-hop, jazz and more. The awards also recognize local music schools, recording studios, music stores and other local music organizations.

New this year is the Outstanding Music Video category, merging with the previous award for Best Video Producer. Voting will again be in 21 fan categories and 49 industry categories. Fans are designated as anyone living in the Greater Lehigh Valley, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-Phillipsburg metropolitan area. Industry categories are limited to local residents who are directly involved with the area music scene, including recording artists, musicians, media, studio owners and employees, interns and DJs.

For more information or to vote for an artist, visit