THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Our prestigious Nominating Committee (comprised of highly knowledgeable and successful local music industry professionals such as historians, writers, media, producers, promoters, musicians, executives, etc.), was charged with developing the categories for award recognition, creating the criteria for each category and researching those local music industry pros who meet the criteria.
Every year, the committee will review and discuss candidates meeting the criteria, and based on their own votes and input from the Academy of Voters, will nominate a slate for each award category.
In some years, the Nominating Committee (which may have a few new faces from year-to-year) may also expand the categories, and bestow an Award for Musical Excellence to an individual performer or professional from the Greater Pittsburgh area from rock and roll or other music genre, with 20+ years in the business.
ACADEMY OF VOTERS
In addition to the Nominating Committee, the Legends organization has assembled a group of nearly
200 local music industry professionals as members of the Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Academy
of Voters. These individuals were identified and invited to participate due to their in-depth knowledge
and involvement in the Pittsburgh rock and roll music scene. Academy members, who opted in to participate, provide input to the Nominating Committee on the creation of the actual slate, and then receive an annual ballot to vote on the slate created by the Committee. Legends organizers will invite additional music pros to join the Academy each year.
GENERAL PUBLIC VOTERS
We want to hear from you! Rock and roll music fans are invited to register to vote for their favorite nominees by clicking on the EMAIL SIGN UP button at the top of the page now - if you haven't already
done so. Voting on the 2017 slate is completed. Winners were announced on March 15, and the awards will be presented during the annual Awards ceremony on April 27 at Jergels Rhythm Grille.
Please note: Only one vote per email address will be accepted by the voting system. Votes by the general public and the Academy of Voters will determine the Awardees, after being certified by our independent panel of judges: a CPA, a federal judge and a journalist.