UofL’s Louisville Underground Music Archive (LUMA) received a the Advocate Award in this year’s Louisville Music Awards. LUMA’s administrators were named as awardees: Heather Fox, Director of the Oral History Center and Manuscripts Archivist; Carrie Daniels, Director of Archives & Special Collections (ASC); and Elizabeth Reilly, Curator of the Photographic Archives.
Fox, Daniels and Reilly were responsible for the “Live from A Dark Room: Louisville Underground Music in Photographs, 1980 – Present,” a photographic exhibit in the ASC galleries, which features images of Louisville’s punk, hardcore and rock music scene over the past 40 years. The exhibit ended January 18.
The Advocate Award recognizes someone who champions Louisville music by supporting live events, recordings and more as a super fan. LUMA was established in 2013 to preserve recordings, photographs, videos, ‘zines, set lists, fan mail, and other artifacts of the Louisville underground music scene from the late 1970s until the present.
The Louisville Music Awards are administered by 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville and will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Bomhard Theatre as a celebration of Louisville’s diverse music community. This year’s event will be co-produced by musician and 90.5 WUOL Music Education Manager Jecorey “1200” Arthur and 91.9 WFPK Program Director Stacy Owen.
“The committee felt the work you’ve done on the LUMA project is more than worthy of celebration,” said Owen.