About the NWA Rocks Music Awards

NWA Rocks’s Local Music Awards (LMA) will be presented every year to the musicians who call Northwest Arkansas their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements over the last year have without a doubt established them as a contributing force to one of the most robust and diverse music scenes in the country. The LMA nominating committee consists of a variety of music industry experts including journalists from music publications, radio personalities, talent buyers, event planners, record label reps and more.

The goal of NWA Rocks’s Local Music Awards is to celebrate and recognize some of the area’s best musical achievements. The LMA Nomination Committee also selects a winner in three Individual Award categories. These awards are presented to an artist or band in recognition for years of outstanding achievement and contribution to the Northwest Arkansas music scene.

How the LMA’s operate

  • January 31 through May 31 – Fans Submit their Suggestions for Nominations
  • 6/30/2019 – The NWA Rocks Local Music Award Nominating Committee announces Nominees for each category.
  • Public, online voting from July 25th to August 15st
  • Winners are announced in September 30th.

LMA Categories

  • Band of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Producer of the Year
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • Live Act of the Year
  • New Act of the Year
  • Blues Act of the Year
  • Rock Act of the Year
  • Roots Act of the Year
  • Hip Hop Act of The Year
  • Jazz Act of the Year
  • Soul/R&B Act of the Year
  • Pop Act of the Year
  • Hard Rock/Metal Act of the Year
  • Video of the Year