2021 New Times Music Awards 


NTMA PUBLICATION: Thursday, Nov. 18

The annual New Times Music Awards (NTMA) are back in 2021 for their 13th year of celebrating local music!

ENTRY PERIOD: July 29–August 16

Get your music ready! Singers, songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands: it’s once again your time to shine! Enter up to 13 songs and 1 album.

There are six genres: Country/Folk/Americana, Rock/Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B/Blues, Open, and Youth. We also have a Best Album category, and a songwriter category where you can enter up to 3 songs.

See the full rules here.

Entries will be accepted online at NewTimesSLO.com starting on July 29. Entries are due by 5pm on Monday, August 16.


The judges narrow down their selections, then we post the songs online and we ask our readers to vote for their favorites.

Check out the NTMA publication on November 18 for a full recap of the event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (805) 546-8208 or email NTMA@newtimesslo.com.