NELA Music Awards
The NELA Music Awards is back in town Thursday, November 17 at the Monroe Civic Center Arena in a big way with more awards and more performances this year!
In tribute to our local and loving music community, we’ve invited the area’s top artists to rock the Matt’s Music Stage this year. Performances include a Hall of Fame tribute by Josh Madden, Kim Gipson, G.G. Shinn, and Maurice Johnson as well as: Josh Love Trio doing a performance to one of America’s favorite performers, Claire Vangelisti doing a classical piece with Julian Jones, Neville Drumline from the Neville High School Band Department, Jig the Alien making a stage appearance specializing in the alien rock genre, the West Monroe Highschool Orchestra, rockabilly performers Kenny Bill Stinson and the Ark-La-Mytics, Big Al Cherry & Cherri Jubilee empowering the night with gospel and holy hip-hop and, last but not least, Toby Traylor performing his modern delta blues on the red carpet.
A little bit about some of the evening’s performers…
William Keith, Ben Ford and Josh Love coming together to bring your old favorites to life. Ben and Josh are both nominees in the Emerging Artist category this year.
Claire obtained a Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of Texas and she is currently the Associate Professor and Voice Program Coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Claire has found success on both national and international stages!
A northeast Louisiana native and a full-time musician, Kenny Bill Stinson is set to perform with the Ark-La-Mystics at the NELA Music Awards. He plays music from the blues to rock ‘n’ roll to country and has been performing and working to preserve music for over 40 years.
Big Al was voted “Best Gospel Artist” for the 2015 NELA Music Awards. Along with music, Big Al is a preacher, a motivational speaker, and the program director for KBYO – 92.7 FM.
GET YOUR TICKETS
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for general admission. Prices for tickets are:
VIP tickets $35
VIP Reserve $350
General Admission $10
Purchase your tickets now by clicking HERE.