EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards Announces 2022 Artists for Scranton Ceremony



NEPA Stage Staff

The Steamtown Music Awards will return to the V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday September 15th and today the organizers of the Electric City Music Conference are announcing the artists who will perform at the event exclusively on the NEPA stage.

This year, the awards show will feature live performances from The Human Beings, Sweetnest, Bullied by the Elderly, Mercy Gang, Joe Burke & Co., Sleeplore and Canedy.

Official SMA DJ, DJ Hersh, will be in the mix all night, and a special afterparty set will be played by stop.drop.rewind of Valparaiso, Indiana for all local musicians to celebrate and network while enjoying a a fun party music set at V-Spot (906 Providence Rd., Scranton).

Nominations for the awards will close on Wednesday, August 31, and online voting for selected award categories that allow for public voting will run from Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 12.

Nominations are being accepted in 35 categories this year: Best New Artist, Acoustic/Solo, Blues/Funk, Country, Cover Band/Tribute Act, DJ/Electronic/EDM, Duo/Trio, Folk/Americana/Bluegrass/Jam, Hip- Hop/Rap/R&B, Jazz/Funk/Reggae, Metal, Pop/Top 40 (original music), Punk/Hardcore, Indie Rock/Pop Punk/Emo, Rock/Alternative, Singer, Singer, Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer, Musician Auxiliary, Song of the Year, Album/EP of the Year, Video of the Year, Recording Studio, Producer/Audio Engineer, Music Publication/Blog, Podcast/Vlog/YouTube Channel, Local Radio Station, Music Journalist/Reviewer/Writer, Radio Personality/Podcaster/Internet Radio Personality, Music/Concert Photographer, Live Artist, Videographer/Video Producer and best place to see a concert/show.

It was announced last month that the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards will honor legendary Scranton roots rock band Old Friends and Tom LeFevre, owner and operator of Stroudsburg Main Street record store Jukebox.

This popular event kicks off the ninth annual Electric City Music Conference which continues Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at various Scranton-area venues including Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Noir Dark Spirits, Special Kitchen, Classics. Bar and Grill, Moon Tavern, Circle Drive-In and The V-Spot.

For the first time, the conference will partner with the new NEPA Fair at the Circle Drive-In to host talent and conferences.

Over three days, the Electric City Music Conference typically features performances by more than 150 bands from across the country at different venues, the Steamtown Music Awards ceremony with numerous awards and special performances, free panel discussions and panel sessions. mentorship for local musicians, professionals and music lovers.

As the largest event of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this celebration of the diversity of the local music scene is much more than a music festival, bringing together hundreds of artists and music professionals each year. industry to meet and network while recognizing and showcasing established and emerging establishments. -upcoming musicians.

Nominees and presenters enter for free. Guest tickets, $10, are on sale now at electriccitymusicconference.com.

Electric City Music 2022 Conference Timeline

Friday April 22: Open enforcement requests

Tuesday April 26: Nominations for the Steamtown Music Awards are open

Friday August 26: Nearby applications

Wednesday August 31: End of nominations for the Steamtown Music Awards

Thursday, September 1: Online voting for the Steamtown Music Awards opens

Monday, September 12: End of online voting for the Steamtown Music Awards

Thursday, September 15: Steamtown Music Awards Ceremony

Friday September 16-Sunday September 18: City Electric Music Conference

Bullied by the Elderly photo by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene

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