We’re just a few weeks away from our annual City Paper Music Award issue. That means it’s time to nominate your favorite local acts that have put out killer music over the last year.

We’ve made a few tweaks to the categories and separated the Metal and Punk awards. All in all, we’ve got 23 categories to award this year, so start thinking about your favorites.

Nominate your favorite local musical acts now: charlestoncitypaper.com/cpma

Submit your nominations through Friday, September 16 and then stay tuned to vote on finalists. After all the votes are tallied, we’ll hand out the hardware at the upcoming City Paper Music Award Showcase.