For the first time ever, there will be an awards show for music videos filmed and produced here in Maine. It's called Music Video Portland. The show was put together by HOT TRASH Portland! which is a volunteer-run, community music and culture blog focused on local talent in the Portland area.

Nominees and guests will walk the red carpet at the event, with photo opportunities and a red carpet host. They encourage everyone to bring out their best formal wear, costumes, punk rock party get the idea.

The show will feature videos from nominees in nine categories;

Overall Achievement
Technical Achievement
Acting/Performance Achievement
Best Rock Video
Best Pop/Indie Video
Best Hip Hop Video
Best Folk/Roots Video
Best Electronic Video
Critic's Choice Award

The event starts at 7 this Thursday night at One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street in Portland. Tickets are just $5 in advance, and $7 at the door.

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