The Sammys Board has announced dates for the 2022 Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Show. The SAMMYS Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Upstairs at the Dinosaur. The 2022 Award Show on Friday, March 4, 2022, will be returning to the Palace Theatre on James.
Tickets will be available for either theater seats or live streaming from the Palace Theatre on James. The Award Show will include musical performances from area artists and bands. Awards will be presented in 12 recording categories, as well as the People’s Choice awards in four categories, the Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist, the Jack O Bocchino Spirit of the Sammys Award, and the Community Spirit Award.
This year, all artist-recorded submissions will be done online only. Recorded submissions will begin on 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 New York area are eligible. All entries must be available on Apple Music, Spotify or Tidal. No physical recordings will be accepted. Categories are subject to change at the discretion of the judges. The entry form will be available at syracuseareamusic.com/submissions and must be submitted by January 6, 2022.