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EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2023 performers for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2023 performers for Scranton ceremony
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With only one month left to nominate local musicians and music industry professionals for the 10th annual Steamtown Music Awards, organizers of the Electric City Music Conference are announcing the artists that will perform at The V-Spot in Scranton exclusively on NEPA Scene.

This year, the award ceremony will feature live performances by Esta Coda; Elephants Dancing; So Much Hope, Buried; Lucas Hex; Silo Good; Altered Pink; Layul; Riley Loftus; and Gracie Jane Sinclair on Thursday, Sept. 14.

As always, the official DJ of the SMAs, DJ Hersh, will be in the mix all night, and a special afterparty set will close the night and allow all local musicians to celebrate and network while enjoying a set of fun party music at The V-Spot (906 Providence Rd., Scranton).

Nominations for awards will close on Thursday, Aug. 31, and online voting for the select award categories that allow public voting will run from Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 11.

Nominations are being accepted in over 30 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, Female Vocalist, Male Vocalist, Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer, Auxiliary Musician, Song of the Year, Album/EP of the Year, Video of the Year, Recording Studio, Producer/Recording 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 Performer, and Videographer/Video Producer.

This popular event kicks off the tenth annual Electric City Music Conference that continues on Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17 in various venues throughout the Scranton area. The conference will again partner with the new NEPA Fair at the Circle Drive-In Theatre (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) to host talent and speaking events.

Over three days, the Electric City Music Conference typically features performances by over 150 bands from across the country throughout different venues, the Steamtown Music Awards ceremony with many awards and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions and mentoring sessions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans.

As the largest event of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this celebration of the diverse local music scene is much more than a music festival, bringing hundreds of artists and music industry professionals together annually to meet and network while recognizing and showcasing established and up-and-coming musicians.

Nominees and presenters get into the Steamtown Music Awards for free. Tickets for guests, which are $10, are on sale now at

Photo of Gracie Jane Sinclair by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene