For 25 years, the Syracuse Area Music Awards, also known as the SAMMYS, has sought to recognize and celebrate musicians and industry professionals with roots in Syracuse. Event organizers are accepting submissions from local bands and artists now through Jan. 5 for consideration. Hall of Fame Nominees and nominees from the submitted 2017 recordings will be announced at a press conference on Feb. 6. The SAMMY’s are scheduled for March 1 and 2, 2018. On the first night, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The SAMMY Award Show will take place the second day at the Palace Theater. Follow Syracuse Area Music Awards on Facebook, and Twitter for updates.