SAMMYS announced the 2022 SAMMYS Hall of Fame Dinner on March 3, 2022 and award show on March 4, 2022.
Syracuse Area Music Awards or more commonly known as the SAMMYS is an awards show that celebrates the work created by people in the music industry from the Syracuse Area.
The SAMMYS Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, upstairs at the Dinosaur. The 2022 Award Show will take place on Friday, March 4, 2022. The awards show will be returning to the Palace Theatre on James Street. Tickets will be available for either theatre seats or Live Stream from The Palace Theatre. The Show will include musical performances by area artists/bands. Awards will be presented in 12 recording categories, in addition to the People’s Choice awards in four categories, Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist, Jack O Bocchino Spirit of the Sammys Award, and our Community Spirit Award.
On Thursday, SAMMYS 2022 Hall of Fame will induct Robert “Bobby T” Tousignant, Russ Tarby, Los Blancos, Music Educator: J. Avery Headd, and Lifetime Achievement: Tom Kenny of Sponge Bob Square Pants.
Friday night the SAMMYS 2022 Awards Show at the Crouse Hinds Theater will announce numerous categories, including winning local musicians, bands, and artists who submitted their 2021 recordings, and winners of the People’s Choice categories. This year the general public cast over 168,000 online votes. The Founder’s Award will go to The Blacklites Performances, Jon Rogalia & The Swamp Boys, Letizia, The Real Raw Breed, and Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas.
Once again the SAMMYS are looking for the public to submit their Work. This year, all artist recorded submissions will be online only. Recorded submissions will begin December 1, 2021. Each artist must select one category they wish to be judged in. Only commercially released albums or EPs, released between January 1 – December 31, 2021 by artists in the Central NY area are eligible. All entries must be available on Apple Music, Spotify or Tidal. No physical recordings will be accepted. Categories subject to change at the discretion of the judges. Entry form will be available here and must be submitted by January 6, 2022.
Supporting Sponsors of the 2022 SAMMYS include: The Rebel Rocks, Bridge Street, SubCat Music Studios, CNY Alive!, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, KMASE Productions, Joshua Johnson Design, Skinner & Associates Realty, American Vintage Productions, NYS Music, News Channel 9, 95X, 93Q, and 92.1 The WOLF.
For more information on the SAMMYS 2022 Award Show visit the SAMMYS website.