It's time to nominate your Cortland County favorites for the SAMMY People's Choice Award, honoring the best in local music.
It's time to nominate your Cortland County favorites for the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) People's Choice Award, honoring the best in local music. The Center for the Arts in Homer and BRU 64 were nominated under the Local Venue category, while the Cortland Main Street Music Series and Seedstock were included under Festival or Music Series.
The SAMMYS recognizes the outstanding talent of local musicians and the achievements of industry professionals. The annual awards show has been honoring the best in the Central New York music scene since 1993.
Along with nominees chosen by the SAMMYS Panel of Judges, they allow public participation with their annual People's Choice vote. The web-based competition see whose fans are the most excited about their favorite each of four categories: Artist or Band, Festival or Music Series, Local Venue and new this year, Academic or Musical Organization.
The 2020 People's Choice submissions are open to the general public until January 19th. You can vote for your favorites now at SyracuseAreaMusic.com/PeoplesChoice. You may vote multiple times in each category, however only one (1) vote is recorded per Artist or Band, Festival or Music Series, Organization or Venue per day.
Last year's People's Choice Award for Best Venue recipient, Center for the Arts in Homer has been nominated once again. The 140-year-old former Baptist churchc has seen many renowned global, national, regional, and local acts, including: Rusted Root, Graham Nash, Judy Collins, David Sedaris, Arlo Guthrie, and other notable, emerging artists.
Located in historic downtown Cortland in the Marketplace Mall, BRU 64 is a trendy coffee bar by day, transforming into a hopping pour house in the evenings with live entertainment. Check their events calendar on a regular basis as they are constantly bringing in the best in local musical talent.
Two Cortland staples are nominated under the Festival or Music Series category. Seedstock is an intimate, three-day musical festival located at Reed's Seed's farm on Route 215. Now in its 11th year, the festival features over 20 local and regional performers on two different stages, as well as art and sculpture installations, children's activities, food and drink and overnight camping.
The annual Cortland Main Street Music Series brings in local, regional and national acts to downtown Cortland spanning a wide array of genres from rock, americana, folk, country, celtic rock and many more. Last year saw a total of 12 groups perform at the CFCU Community Credit Union stage over the course of four free concerts. The series takes place every Friday in July on Main Street in Downtown Cortland.
Winners will be announced at the 2020 Syracuse Area Music Awards Show on March 6th at the Palace Theatre on James Street in Syracuse. Tickets for the awards show will go on sale in February.
For more information about the Syracuse Area Music Awards, visit www.syracuseareamusic.com.
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