SAMMYS Submission Period Underway

The Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) are now accepting artist submissions for the 2022 awards. This year, all artist-recorded submissions will be online only. Entries can be submitted beginning Wednesday. Dec. 1. 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 is now available at and must be submitted by January 6, 2022.

The two-day event is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, 2022. Thursday, March 3, the SAMMY Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Upstairs @ the Dino. The SAMMY Award Show will be Friday, March 4, at the Palace Theatre on James Street in Syracuse. Tickets for both events go on sale in February and will be available for purchase at

The 2022 People’s Choice online open submission phase begins January 1, 2022. The public is encouraged to nominate their favorite venue to see live music, favorite local artists, and favorite music series or festival. For more information, to submit your nominations, or to vote for your favorites, visit

The SAMMYS is proud to recognize our 2022 supporting sponsors: The Rebel Rocks, Bridge Street, SubCat Music Studios, CNY Alive!, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, KMASE Productions, Joshua Johnson Design, Skinner & Associates Realty, 315 Music, American Vintage Productions, NYS Music, News Channel 9, 95X, 93Q, and 92.1 The WOLF.

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