Syracuse Area Music Awards

John Smith/WAER News

The Syracuse Area Music Awards has unveiled the list of nominees for the 2018 SAMMY’s.  A competitive field of talented artists representing 14 music genres had judges making difficult decisions.  In less than a month, area musicians will be awarded for their local music contributions for the albums they produced in 2017.  E.S.P., Harmonic Dirt and Phantom Chemistry are some of the cool names on the nominees list.  Local Syracuse Radio DJ Dixon shared the nominees for the Best Jazz category.

Syracuse's version of the Grammys rolls out the red carpet Friday night at the Palace Theatre on James Street.

Mark Bialczak

 Syracuse opened its arms wide to embrace its finest musicians performing the work of arguably the most popular band ever.