The Public Voted categories of the 2016 SA Music Awards are now open; event details unveiled for November ceremony!

The 2016 SA Music Awards is taking on a bit of a different format this year, switching things up from last year’s ceremony and after party, instead opting for a more formal soiree. Celebrating SA music and the talent surging ahead and making an impact nationally and in some cases, abroad, the second annual SA Music Awards will be held at the Norwood Concert Hall on November 11th. A formal, seated event, the ceremony will come with a long-table three course dinner and live entertainment on offer as part of proceedings.

Live performances will be scheduled through the event by 2016’s nominees, as well as a performance by the Ross McHenry-assembled Adelaide All-Star Band. The band will be putting their own spin on the nominated songs for the 2016 Best Song Award.

The Public Voted genre awards are open for music fans to get involved in, with the top five artists to be announced on October 10th. Head HERE to submit your votes in the following categories…

THE 2016 SA MUSIC AWARDS PUBLIC VOTED CATEGORIES

MOST POPULAR BLUES/ROOTS ARTIST
Presented by the Adelaide Roots & Blues Association


Ben Ford-Davies
Jimmy Marin
Lazy Eye
Max Savage
Ollie English
Sasha March
The Timbers
Courtney Robb
Kate Fuller
Local Revolution
Mike Tillbrook
Sam Brittain
The Red Hot Blues Band

MOST POPULAR COUNTRY ARTIST
Presented by Derringers

Angela Easson
Hana & Jessie-Lee
Loren Kate
Riddle & The Stars
Astro Cobalt
Kate Fuller
Max Savage
Sam Brittain

MOST POPULAR ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Presented by Fresh 92.7

Brokers
Duco
How Green
Menagerie
Nakatomi
Senor Roar
Collarbones
Flamingo
Jesse Davidson
Motez
Rod Ladgrove
Southpaw

MOST POPULAR EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT-GARDE ARTIST
Presented by Ancient World

How Green
Dan Thorpe
The Dunes
zephyrROM
Mike Tillbrook
Sparkspitter
Wireheads

MOST POPULAR FOLK/ACOUSTIC ARTIST
Presented by Songwriters, Composes and Lyricists Association (SCALA)

Astro Cobalt
Courtney Robb
Forte
Kate Fuller
Kylie Brice
Nathan May
Riddle & The Stars
Sam Brittain
Tara Carragher
The Self Preservation Society
Tim Moore
Ben Ford-Davies
Dirtyfrank
Jimmy Marin
Kaurna Cronin
Loren Kate
Nikai
Rod Ladgrove
Sasha March
The Brouhaha
The Timbers
Tom West

MOST POPULAR HEAVY ARTIST
Presented by Australian Rock & Metal Institute (ARMI)

Colibrium
Headbore
Stabbitha and The Knifey Wifeys
Tombsealer
Dyssidia
Mad Cactus
Sun of Gaia
Voros

MOST POPULAR HIP HOP ARTIST
Presented by The Gov

Caper
Koolta
Stinga T
Duco
Maga G

MOST POPULAR JAZZ ARTIST
Presented by Jazz SA

Adam Page & Ben Todd
Kate Fuller
Craig Lauritsen
Mike Tillbrook

MOST POPULAR POP ARTIST
Presented by the AU Review

Babes Are Wolves
Duco
Kylie Brice
MANE
Mike Tillbrook
Rin McArdle
Southpaw
Wireheads
Conchilia
Jimmy Marin
Local Revolution
Menagerie
Nakatomi
Rod Ladgrove
The Serra

MOST POPULAR ROCK ARTIST
Presented by Three D Radio

Babes Are Wolves
Cabin Cults
Ghyti
Jesse Davidson
Mad Cactus
Mike Tillbrook
RECREATOR
Sparkspitter
Summer Flake
The Aves
The Dunes
Wireheads
Bad//Dreems
Colibrium
God God Dammit Dammit
Jimmy Marin
Max Savage
Ollie English
Riddle & The Stars
Submerge
Surviving Sharks
The Byzantines
The Serra

Earlybird tickets for the SA Music Awards are on sale until September 4th for the following prices, with the tickets including a three course dinner, wines by the Delinquente Wine Co. and beers courtesy of the Little Bang Brewing Co.:

$400 plus booking fee (table of eight)
$200 plus booking fee (table of four)

The prices go up after September 4th – to grab more ticketing information, head HERE.