Central Pennsylvania Music Awards (CPMAs)


Also known as the "Local Grammy's," the annual CPMAs are designed to recognize the best of the best in the Central Pennsylvania music scene!  All acts are encouraged to attend and dress-to-the-nines; this can be formal wear or your best band attire!  This event is all about YOU!  There will be press in attendance to capture your picture on the red carpet!

The "2nd Annual Central Pennsylvania Music Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" will be on Thursday, January 28th, 2021.

Nominees for the 2nd Annual CPMAs will be announced 11/1/20.

We'll see YOU there!

2019 Nominees (winners are in bold)


Song of the Year

Come to Your Senses - Kendal Conrad

Hello Sunshine - Conrad Fisher

Drowning - Eternal Frequency

Brooklyn - The Jellybricks

Time Is Up - Corinna Joy

Suffocating - The Road to Milestone

Replay - Corina Rose 

Freight Train - Garrett Shultz

Hunger Strike (cover) - Small Town Titans with Matt James

Another Round - Sincerely SPADE

Album/EP of the Year

Colebrook Road - On Time 

Shine Delphi - Looking at the World

Eternal Frequency - Transcendence

Gallowglas - Let the Fire Dine

Stephanie Grace - Private Pond

Happy Sally - Last Night

The Jellybricks - Some Kind of Lucky

Medusa's Disco - Orphic Grimoire

Garrett Shultz - Love You More

Volume To Nothing - Nascency

Best Female Vocalist

Kendal Conrad

Erica Lyn Everest

Emelle (Mary-Lynn Greger) - Eternal Frequency

Brenda Michelle Robinson - Anatomy of the   Sacred

Jess Zimmerman - The Jess Zimmerman Band


Best Male Vocalist

Kevin Cole - Mountain Road

Delonne Wilbourn - D-Bo

Phil Freeman - Small Town Titans

Sam Schmidthuber

Cody Tyler

Best Cover Band

Chapel Hill

Emily's Toybox

The Famous

Fast Lane




Road Case

Smooth Like Clyde


Best Recording Studio

Abbeyville Road Studio

Full Tilt Productions

Green Room Recording Studio

Rock Mill Studios

Think Loud Studios

Best Instrument Shop

BCR Music & Sound

Dale's Drum Shop

Guitar Center - Harrisburg

Guitars on Main

Woodshed Guitar Works

Best Music Photography

Darlene Hassinger

Karl McWherter

Chris Rider

Rock Documented

Studio 28, LLC

Best Videography

Kyle Kauffman

Madison "The Guy" Matylewicz

Josh Nesmith - Nesmith Films

Stephen Reuther

SquareUp Studios


Best Solo Artist

Dave Bray USA

Shine Delphi

Olivia Farabaugh

Conrad Fisher

Aaron Daniel Gaul

Best Acoustic Duo/Trio


Indian Summer Jars

Redemption Road

Tht Grl


Best Ensemble

Central City Orchestra

CLASS ACT featuring Rita

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra

Unforgettable Big Band

The Uptown Band

Best Rock Band

The Jellybricks

Light Up The Moon

Medusa's Disco

Observe the 93rd

Small Town Titans

Best Country Band/Artist

Kendal Conrad

Nathan Merovich

Mountain Road

Cody Tyler

Garrett Shultz

Best NEW Artist

Cold Spring Union

Eternal Frequency

Nathan Merovich

Volume to Nothing

Whiskey on the Rocks


Best Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B Artist

Tylre Avery

Sincerely SPADE




Best Jazz Band/Artist

Erica Lyn Everest

Emmanuel Nsingani

Jazz Me Band

Swing Street

Teen Town

Best Blues/Funk Band/Artist

Don Johnson Project

Nate Myers and the Aces

Sterling Koch and Freeway Jam

Switch Fu


Best Metal Band

Anatomy of the Sacred



Gun Metal Gray

Suicide Puppets

Best Bluegrass/Folk Band

Colebrook Road

Dead Horse Revival

The Flat Wheels

Mama Corn Bluegrass Band

Shrimp Ryan's Jig Band

Best LIVE Music Venue

Chameleon Club


Fat Daddy's




Best Music Lessons

Melody Place Studios

Country String Shop

Stage 4 Percussion & Brass

Menchey Music Service, Inc.

Hershey Violins



How will the winners of the CPMAs be determined?

There are two parts to the voting for the CPMAs:

a.  Members of the Board of Directors voting 

Each board member will vote once per category. 

b.  Fan voting

Fan voting can be accomplished by commenting on social media pages with your vote, or even emailing us directly at There will be an official voting process to launch on 11/15 for the general public. Stay tuned for more information. Remember: have your fans like our Facebook, Instagram, and twitter pages as well!

Must the nominees be present to win?

 The expectation is for all nominees to be present for the awards ceremony. This is a red-carpet event all for YOU! There will be press, photographers, and interviewers present to capture you in your best band attire or even formal-wear. While there is not a “formal” dress code requirement, dressing “to the nines” is encouraged. After all, these are the local Grammy’s, and it’s our local music scene’s biggest night to celebrate! 

Will there be additional categories?

We’ve received countless ideas for additional categories, that may be included and implemented in the future. So far, these additional recommended categories include: songwriting, local radio station, local radio/podcast DJ personality, booking agent, sound company, lighting company, band t-shirt/merchandise services, best harmonies, best guitarist/bassist/drummer, acoustic venue, tribute band, youth artist, latin artist, Christian artist, etc.

Will there be live performances at the awards ceremony?

Yes; the live performances will feature local artists honoring the year's inductees into the Hall of Fame.

Will there be an opportunity to present an award?

Each award will be presented by a sponsor. This will give a local business the opportunity to sponsor – say the “Best NEW Artist” award – and present the award on stage. Each of these sponsors will be a “Diamond Sponsor.” This level of sponsorship means that they can have someone from their company (or request a local artist to speak on their behalf) to approach the microphone, provide up to a 30-second “commercial” on their business, read off the names of the nominees, and ultimately announce the winner in that category. The sponsorship level will also receive on-screen advertising both in the theatre and on the TV screens in the lobby. A “Platinum Sponsor” (highest level) has already been secured. There are also Gold Sponsor opportunities—which will provide on-screen advertising (both in the theatre and on the TV screens in the lobby) and a thank you in the event program. 

If you know of a local business that would be interested in sponsoring an award and advertising to the area’s best musicians and fans, please have them private message us or reach out via email at

Remember, the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit, so each sponsorship is a donation to assist in funding the event and providing music educational services to the local youth.