2020 Syracuse Area Music Awards Drawing Near, Still Time To Submit and Vote

The Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS), an annual celebration of the Syracuse music scene, will be held at the Palace Theatre on James Street, in Syracuse, NY. The two-day event will consist of the hall of fame ceremony – held upstairs of the theatre at the Dino – on Thursday, March 5, while the SAMMYS award show – is set for Friday, March 6.

With the award ceremony drawing close local musicians, bands and artists are encouraged to submit their commercially available recordings in CD format. Recordings released between January 1 – December 31, 2019 are eligible for consideration. Submission forms and instruction can be found on the official SAMMYS website. The submission deadline is Monday, January 6, 2020.

The public is also encouraged to nominate their favorite venues to see live music, local artists, music series and festivals, as part of the SAMMYS “people’s choice,” initiative. There will also be a 4thcategory added to include; live, local academic or musical organizations. Daily online voting begins January 14, 2020. People’s choice voting forms can be found HERE.


A press conference for the event is scheduled for February 4, 2020, with tickets set to go on sale the same day.

For more information, as well as updates and news, the Syracuse Area Music Awards follow them: Facebook or Twitter.

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