The 2013 SAMMY Awards Announced

The 2013 SAMMY Awards have dropped their info for this year’s event. The SAMMY’s have proven time and again to be the Syracuse music scene’s premier annual event, this year looks to be bigger and better than ever. I love the change of venue to The Palace Theater in Eastwood, it’s more intimate and elegant, putting the crowd in closer contact with the performers and honorees. Read on for submission details and get your music in to be considered.

The two day event is slated for March 7-8, 2013, with SAMMY Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Upstairs at the Dinosaur BBQ on Thursday, March 7 and the SAMMY Award Ceremony and performances taking place on Friday, March 8 at The Palace Theater on James Street in Syracuse, NY. The Awards show has been moved to spring to better recognize the calendar year of recordings. Nowak reports that the last SAMMY Awards Show in 2011 was “SOLD OUT” with over 850 musicians and supporters of local music in attendance.

Musicians, Bands and Artists are encouraged to submit their recordings for consideration. Submissions will begin December 1, 2012.  Official submission forms and instructions will be available for download here.  All 2012 recordings and those released between Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012 are eligible with the deadline for submitting is January 4, 2013.  The very popular People’s Choice nomination/submission and voting will begin on January 1.

Everyone is encouraged to nominate/submit their favorite local band and venue to see live music online from January 1st-14th, 2013 using this submission form. Online Voting will start January 15.  Tickets to the event will go on sale in February 2013.

The SAMMYS is proud to recognize the support of The Syracuse New Times, 105.9 The Rebel, 93Q,, 95X, 2nd Nature Studios, The Post Standard and SubCat. If you’d like to make suggestions about the award show, or share news that you’d like us to post on our site, email them at info at

We’re pleased to do our little part to support this event here at Music Guide. Helping to support a viable scene in Syracuse is something we’re proud to do and we do it statewide! Don’t let us down now, you heard it here and have all the info you need to get involved! We’ll be following the SAMMY’s through the event, so stay tuned to .com and .net for more info.