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NMA 2018 Media Launch Huge Success for 11th Awards Season

Posted Aug 11th, 2018 in Performing Arts, Music Scene

NMA 2018 Media Launch Huge Success for 11th Awards Season

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Niagara Music Awards 2018 Media Launch took place Thursday (August 9th) at Monty's Gastropub in St. Catharines.

What a night it was, media, musicians, friends, family and sponsors all in attendance for the launch of the 11th Annual Niagara Music Awards.  The Niagara Music Awards celebrates the best musical talent in the Niagara Region by annually recognizing local artists by awarding prizes in various categories.

Todd Brown and Shane Neal MC'd the evening. In attendance were the crew from GiantFM and Country89, last year's winners Brad Battle, and Mark James of Vaiana, 2017 NMA New Artist of the Year. to mention a few.  Those in the running this year were offered the opportunity to be interviewed and submit for the Title Awards of:
  • Monty's Music Award Country Winner
  • Monty's Music Award Rock Winner
  • Monty's Music Award Blues Winner
  • Monty's Music Award Singer/Songwriter Winner

Grand Prizes for 2018 MMA Overal Winner include performance at Feast Street in Welland during Niagara Music Week, a paid gig at Monty's Gastropub, a press release and custom designed media kit and a $100 gift card. 

All showcase participants will also receive a 1 showcase set on genre night, pdf for print posters, instagram voting images, fb invite for fans to vote, video interview, website profile at  and a blog interview with social media showcase. 

Visit  for showcase dates and locations. And From Sat Sept 22 through Sun Sept 30 check out all the entertainment happening throughout Niagara. The Niagara Music Awards, will kick off this week long series of events, ending with the 11th Anniversary of the Red Carpet Event on September 30th.

Visit for details.

In the photos below:

Falynn, The Hillier Band, DaBlock - David Tyrell, Gravely James, Errunhrd, Robert Alfieri, Shane Pale (he's the guy posing for the camera in makeup - funtimes) Marinko, Pat Porter, Todd Brown, Shane Neal, Kendra Dyer interviewing artists and bands, and more... 

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  • A great community service to keep everyone informed. Thank you for this!
    Louise M.


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