New Times Music Awards 

The NTMAs return for the 10th year!

Singers, songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands, it’s once again your time to shine. The tenth annual New Times Music Awards is accepting entries from Thursday, July 26–Monday, August 20th at 5pm in five musical genre categories (including an “open” division), a songwriting category, and an album of the year competition. The genre winners must be available to perform during the Friday, November 2, 2018 live judging competition at the Fremont Theater. Here’s the scoop:

Tickets are available for $10 each at the New Times office at 1010 Marsh Street, SLO, at the Sun's office at 2540 Skyway Dr. Ste. A, Santa Maria, or online at My805Tix.com. Admission is free for active military and veterans.

Find out if you’ve got what it takes to bring home a bronze Newtie!

You can enter up to ten original songs in each of the following genre categories: Country/Americana/Folk, R&B/Blues, Rock/Alternative, Hip-Hop/Reggae/World, Open, and NEW THIS YEAR: Youth.

You may also enter up to three original songs in the songwriting competition (lyrics must be included). And you may enter one album released between July 27, 2017 to August 20, 2018, for the album of the year category. Each song or album entry costs $10. Entry deadline is Monday, August 20, no later than 5 p.m. Enter online by following the link.

A Readers Choice Award will be voted on October 5 through October 18.

Winners in the five genre categories will play a live-judged show at the Fremont Theater on Friday, November 2, 2018 with one act crowned for Best Live Performance. Winners of the songwriting and best album categories, as well as runners-up in the genre categories and Readers Choice, will receive their awards that same evening.