|The SAM Awards (The South Australian Music Awards) return on the 17th of November to celebrate excellence across the South Australian contemporary music industry. Nominations are now open for the awards which are to be hosted within Adelaide’s new state-of-the-art music venue, the Hindley Street Music Hall.|
Nominations for the 2022 SAM Awards are now open, with award categories set to recognise both those who rock out on the stage and the industry behind the states exceptional musical talent, plus a new focus on regional South Australia with the introduction of the new regional award categories with the ‘Best Regional Venue/ Music Activation’ and ‘Best Regional Artist’ being presented at the awards for the first time.
Entries for the SAM Awards will close on Monday October 3rd at 11:59pm and the Australian public is encouraged to nominate their favourite SA musician, band, sound engineer, manager, or even self-nominate themselves. To Nominate, click HERE.
Presented by MusicSA, the annual SAM Awards have become a standout fixture on Adelaide’s events calendar and is a ‘night of nights’ for the South Australian music community, which expands and enhances the state’s reputation as a home for musical excellence and industry leader as an UNESCO City of Music.
|The Awards will be held at the newly opened Hindley Street Music Hall- (Pictured, Ziggy Alberts at HSMH, photo credit Saige Prime)|
|CEO of MusicSA Christine Schloithe, said it is thrilling to see the SAM Awards return in 2022.|
“The SAM Awards are an important and much-loved event for the music industry as we collectively honour the exceptional talent, both on and off the stage, that South Australia boasts. Additionally, it enables us to celebrate the resilience and determination of our contemporary music industry as it emerges stronger than ever after the past two years of the pandemic.
“The talent in South Australia is extraordinary and to adequately reflect that, we encourage as many people as possible to nominate themselves and others who are doing amazing things for music in SA.” said Schloithe.
Minister for Arts, Andrea Michaels says, “The South Australian Government – through the Music Development Office – is once again proud to support the SAM Awards, which recognise the achievements of our state’s most talented musicians, as well as the many outstanding individuals and teams who work tirelessly behind the scenes.”
Those involved in South Australia’s music industry have a significant impact on our culture, wellbeing, and economy and it’s important we celebrate their work and success.”
“I wish all those nominating for the SAM Awards the best of luck, and I look forward to meeting many of the finalists at the awards night in Adelaide, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music.”
The SAM Awards are presented annually by MusicSA with support from the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office, major partners and a variety of generous sponsors from within the SA music community.
To nominate for the SAM Awards – southaustralianmusicawards.com.au
|The SAM Awards|
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, South Australia