List of 2018 Music Award Shows

Here is a list of 2018 Music Award Shows Dates.  We have put together a list of a few of the more popular music award shows. A few have passed but there are still several ceremonies for 2018. Here is the list for the 2018 Music Award Shows.


**Italicized Shows are dated for 2017 


2018 Music Award Show Dates



January 27thIndependent Music Awards
The Independent Music Awards honor the year’s most exceptional & artistically daring projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe.


January 28thGrammy Awards
Regarded as the most popular Music Award Show on the planet. (2019 Date: February 10th)




February 13thAmeripolitan Music Awards


February 20th – CMA Triple Play Awards
CMA Triple Play Awards, an honor presented to songwriters who pen three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay and Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


February 28th – Austin Music Awards
The Austin Music Awards has recognized the accomplishments of local bands and musicians by celebrating them at an annual event unique to the City of Austin. The event reflects Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by the Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Music Poll.




March – YouTube Music Awards [Watch: YouTube]
The YouTube Music Awards is an awards show presented by YouTube to honor the best in the music video medium.


March 11thiHeartRadio Music Awards


March 15th – AWA Awards (Academy of Western Artist)


March 24th – Stellar Awards (Gospel Music) [Watch: ONE]




April 5th – BBC Music Magazine Awards (Classical Music) [Watch: BBC]
The BBC Music Magazine Awards are an annual celebration of the very best of all the recordings reviewed by the magazine over the previous year.


April 6th – Tennessee Songwriters Association International Awards Show


April 10th – APRA Music Awards (Australia)
The APRA Music Awards celebrate excellence in contemporary music, honouring songwriters and publishers that have achieved outstanding success in their fields.


April 13-14th – Western Heritage Awards
The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage.


April 15th – Academy of Country Music Awards [Watch: CBS]
The Academy strives to foster high-quality entertainment through the annual awards show and the ACM Honors ceremony in Nashville.


April 16th – Pulitzer Prize for Music
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.


April 26th – Latin American Music Awards [Watch: Telemundo]
The longest-running awards show in Latin music.




May – Unsigned Music Awards
The Unsigned Music Awards is an international televised awards ceremony held annually to recognize the achievements of artists that are not signed to a record label.


May 10th – Blues Music Awards (BMA’s)
This event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year.


May 12th – Western Music Awards
The International Western Music Association is an organization that encourages and supports the preservation, performance and composition of historic traditional and contemporary music and poetry of The West. Western Music is the folk music of the Western life style and vista.


May 18th – Indigenous Music Awards
The Indigenous Music Awards, formerly called the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards are awards given out to Aboriginal people who are in the music industry.


May 20th – Billboard Music Awards [Watch: NBC]
One of the premeire music award shows around. Celebrating music across all genres.


May 31st – K-Love Fan Awards




June 6th – CMT Music Awards [Watch: CMT]
One of the biggest award shows in Country Music.


June 22nd – Radio Disney Music Awards [Watch: Disney]
Music’s biggest event for families.


June 24th – BET Music Awards [Watch: BET]




July 28th – American Songwriting Awards
The American Songwriting Awards is an international, elite-class songwriting competition open to unknowns and working artists who want to be heard, recognized, and rewarded for their songwriting talent.




August 11th – Carolina Music Awards
The focus of the Carolina Music Awards is to recognize Carolina artists in Rock, Hip Hop, Youth, Bluegrass, Americana, Country and R&B.


August 12th – Teen Choice Awards [Watch: FOX]
It is the summer’s only awards show in which teens hold the voting power to select new categories and returning favorites from past TEEN CHOICE shows.


August 20th – MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) [Watch: MTV]


August 26th – Nashville Industry Music Awards
This will be a night when some of the top individuals in Nashville’s music scene come together to celebrate, and honor their peers. Artist & fans from many genres will be in attendance for this Dress to Impress awards gala.


August 30th – Soribada Best K-Music Awards (KPOP)
Soribada is a music streaming application used by many in South Korea. For those who are unsure what this event is about, it is a music awards ceremony presented by Soribada to celebrate the best in K-Pop music.




Fall – Alternative Press Music Awards
Annual ceremony honoring all things alternative rock.


September 1st – UK Country Music Awards
Celebrating the best in UK Country Music.


September 4th – AIM Independent Music Awards
The AIM Independent Music Awards celebrates innovation and legacy within the independent sector, with 16 categories rewarding both recent and career-spanning achievements, uniquely recognising both artists and those working behind the scenes.


September 9th – Canadian Country Music Awards
Each year, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) honours its members who have excelled during the past year, with a Canadian Country Music Association Award.


September 11-16th – Americana Music Awards – presented by


September 27th – International Bluegrass Music Awards
The biggest night in bluegrass music! Honoring excellence and featuring outstanding performances and once-in-a-lifetime moments, professional members of the IBMA recognize their peers’ outstanding achievements throughout the year, honoring excellence in the genre across 17 categories along with 3 Hall of Fame inductions.




October 7th – Branson Terry Music Awards
In 1977, after hearing about the popular “Tony Awards, a Fort Worth disc jockey named Terry Beene started a joke about the”Terry Awards”. It has turned into an annual event celebrating Country Music.


October 9th – American Music Awards (AMA’s) [Watch: ABC]
The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists across music.


*October 14th 2017 – Native American Music Awards
The world’s largest and only professional membership-based organization dedicated to showcasing and honoring outstanding music initiatives by Native North Americans and American Indians.


October 15th – Texas Country Music Awards (Texas Country Music Association)
Over 25 Awards presented at the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards.


October 16th – GMA Dove Award (Gospel Music Association)
Since 1969 the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music.


*October 24th 2017 – Loudwire Music Awards – presented by Chris Jericho
Celebrating the best in hard rock and heavy metal.




November – Soul Train Awards
Soul Train Awards celebrates the accomplishments made by singers from both the past and present.


November 2nd – Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
International musicians flock to Jefferson in the hopes of winning a Texas Sounds Award. A Texas Sounds award exerts a substantial positive influence on each musician’s career. Texas Sounds attracts the best country artists from every nation.


November 4th – Wine Country Music Awards
Showcasing many different national artists and bringing them to the valley.


November 11th – People’s Choice Awards [Watch: E!]
The People’s Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public.


November 12th – ASCAP Country Music Awards
The Awards will recognize Songwriter, Song, and Publisher Of The Year.


November 17th – Tejano Music Awards
Texas Talent Musicians Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in the Tejano Music Industry. The Organization produces the annual Tejano Music Awards and other related events.