FESTIVALS, musicians and venues in the south-west are vying for the top spot in state industry awards.
The public can vote for Hotel Warrnambool and Port Fairy Folk Festival in the Music Victoria Awards.
Hotel Warrnambool has been nominated for the best regional venue/presenter hosting under 50 gigs per year.
This year it played host to acts including Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Mick Thomas' Roving Commission and Warumpi Band's Neil Murray.
Owner Steve Phillpot said providing live music was a core part of the business.
"It's wonderful to be recognised," he said.
"It's great to the able to support musicians as an industry and in employment and great to have a venue that can do it."
Folkie is nominated in the best regional festival category, which committee vice president Shane Lenehan said was exciting.
Cast your vote at musicvictoria.com.au by 5pm on November 21.
The winners will be announced on December 13.
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