More than 400 people attended the awards at the Telford Theater in Oakengates, complete with its own red carpet and entertainment from amazing live acts.
More than a year in the making, the evening was funded by Arts Council England.
It was the brainchild of musician, Tim Rogers, who set up the not-for-profit community interest organization CultureTainment CIC in the latest set of his journey as a musician and artist.
Mr Rogers, also known as rapper Trademark Blued, told the audience that his aim was to use music and CIC to tackle social issues, promote cultural development and support musicians and aspiring musicians in the industry.
The host was Radio Shropshire presenter Paul Shuttleworth, who also invited guest presenters on stage.
The award winners were: Best DJ, Koala T; Best Band, Black Bear Kiss; Music Video, Starboi Senshi; Events, Audio Tech; Producer, LP Trip; Newcomer, Gresha; Rap/Hip Hop, Monroe; Drum and Bass, DG D; Rock/Metal, Recall The Remains; single, Four Crooks with Black Magic; Community Champion, Matt Smith; Acoustic, loose lips; Indie/Alternative, Penny Famous; single, Callie Rhodes; Best Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
There was a special local legend award for Mick Keefe for his contributions to music and the community over the years, and special awards were given to Stars of the Future Bridie, Macy O and Ruby Allen.
The evening saw live performances from a newly formed band from Telford College, including singer Francesca, trademark Blue, Abby Jean, acoustic duo Jack and Alice and Deep Talks Music.
Tim and Katie Rogers thanked everyone who made the night such a special occasion, including sponsors.
“We are already looking ahead to next year’s event which we plan to be bigger and better with more categories and more engagement with music across the whole county of Shropshire,” he said.
“We have a lot of talent here.”
CultureTainment worked alongside the Knife Angel project when there were anti-violence sculptures in Telford and were involved in hip hop, mental health, youth offending and music workshops.
A successful musician in his own right having successfully completed several tours in the UK and beyond, as well as industry success on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, Trademark Blue says his experience as a musician has inspired many aspects of culture. and subsequent awards.
“What we need is a stronger infrastructure for artistes in the county, not just musicians, but dancers, painters, poets, etc. Culture Entertainment aims to fill that void in Shropshire.
“If we had a central hub of creation where people had facilities, mentors, networks and opportunities to develop their craft and get advice, I think the journey for many would be not only clearer, but more attainable.”