The 2018 SAMMY Awards won’t just involve central New York musicians
February 7, 2018 by Colleen Ferguson (dailyorange.com)
The Syracuse Area Music Awards announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees and nominees for this year’s SAMMYS on Tuesday.
Nominees in various categories, along with six Hall of Fame inductees, the Music Educator of the Year recipient and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, were announced at Tuesday’s press conference at the Palace Theatre. Sixty nominees were named in 14 recording categories.
“We’re really excited about this year’s inductions,” said chairperson Liz Nowak. “We have a really good crew and it’s really diverse.”
Inductees and award winners will receive their honors early next month — the Hall of Fame Induction will take place March 1 at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and the SAMMYS Award Show will be held March 2 at the Palace Theatre.
Five musical groups will perform at the show, including Hall of Fame inductee band DOVE. All 14 award categories will be presented, and The Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist will also be announced. The Best New Artist will, as usual, receive six hours of recording time from SubCat Studios.
Read the full article at dailyorange.com.
SAMMYS 25th Anniversary Inductees And Nominees Announced
February 7, 2018 by Mike Kohli (nysmusic.com)
The Syracuse Area Music Awards held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce this year’s Hall of Fame class and nominees in 14 categories. Recipients of the Educator of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award were also announced at the presser at Eastwood’s Palace Theater.
The 2018 SAMMYS honor albums from Central New York musicians released in 2017. This year’s ceremony takes place March 2 at the Palace Theater of Syracuse. Advance sale tickets for the awards show are $20 and can be purchased through the Syracuse Area Music website.
This year’s SAMMYS Hall of Fame class includes a mix of musicians and music industry professionals. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place March 1 upstairs at the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse. Tickets for this are $25 and also available through the Syracuse Area Music website. Honorees this year are Stacy Waterman, a production manager responsible for many of the biggest concerts in Central New York over the past 20 years. She has had a hand in handling shows such as moe.down, the Saranac Concert Series, Taste of Syracuse, K-Rockathon as well as her most proud accomplishment, the Salt City Waltz, a celebration and tribute to the music of The Band and their farewell concert, The Last Waltz.
Read the full article at nysmusic.com.