The biggest celebration of music in Northeast Louisiana

The NELA Music Awards were introduced in 2015 as a way for the community to come together in celebration of Northeast Louisiana's incredible and diverse musical talent. It is a people's choice awards show, celebrating talent in over two dozen categories. Nominations and voting are the community's responsibility. The annual ceremony takes place each November at the historic Monroe Civic Center where award winners are celebrated, as well as new members inducted into the NELA Music Awards Hall of Fame.

The 3rd annual event will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019. Nominations open for public submission on June 3rd.