The 2015 Syracuse Area Music Awards, The SAMMYS, have opened submissions for the annual celebration of music and music history in Central NY. This year’s event will be held at the spectacular Palace Theater in Eastwood, NY on Friday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. Live musical performances by area favorites, Grupo Pagan, Ruddy Well Band, Joanne Shenandoah and more will highlight the event. As has become tradition, their SAMMYS Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony will precede the main event on Thursday, March 5th, upstairs at The Dinosaur BBQ in downtown Syracuse. Both events sold-out in 2014, tickets will be on sale in February, 2015.
Submissions for consideration must be in a CD format only, with the official submission form that is available here along with all of the important instructions. Recordings released between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 are eligible, artists must be located in a 60 (sixty) mile radius of Syracuse. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the SAMMYS panel of judges is January 5, 2015.
The ever-popular “People’s Choice” awards submission/nomination period kicks off a bit later on January 1, 2015 and runs through January 13, 2015. The public is encouraged to participate and nominate their favorite local music artist, local music venue and local music series or festival for voting by the general public. Weekly online voting is set to begin on January 14, 2015. Thousands of local music fans and artists participate annually with last year’s winners being The Ruddy Well Band and Shifty’s (venue).
The SAMMYS Committee is proud to announce the World of Beer as the 2015 Title Sponsor. As well as recognize the support of WSYR-TV 9 & their Bridge Street program, 105.9 The Rebel, 93Q, 95X , New Country-WOLF 105.1, SubCat Music Studios, The Post Standard and Syracuse.com.