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New Times Music Awards 

The NTMA's return for the 11th year!

11th Annual New Times Music Awards are back!

Entry period July 25-August 19th 2019 at 5pm

Celebrate the local music scene! Time to get your music ready...

Singers, songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands, it’s once again your time to shine!

The 11th annual New Times Music Awards (NTMAs) are happening on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m at the SLO Brew Rock Event Center

This year, our 11th Annual New Times Music Awards will be happening at SLO Brew Rock, for what promises to be a night of camaraderie and first-rate entertainment as music lovers come to watch five of our best local acts square-off in a competition for Best Live Performance!

Six Genres: Country/Folk/Americana, Rock/Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B/Blues, Open and Youth. We also have a songwriter category where you can enter up to 3 songs!

Winners are up for some amazing prizes including a bronze "Newtie", the official custom NTMA Trophy, a chance to be included on the official 2019 NTMA CD, and a chance to perform the 2019 NTMA showcase at SLO Brew Rock! Entry form and submissions July 25-August 19th, submissions must be turned in by 5pm PST on Monday, August 19th!

A Readers Choice Award will be voted on October 3 through October 18.

Finalists in the five genre categories will play a live-judged show at SLO Brew Rock Friday, November 8, 2019 at SLO Brew Rock Event Center showcase 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.

Tickets: GA $15, Students $10 (must show valid student ID at door). All veterans and active military are FREE! Thank you for your service.

For more information, email our Marketing and Events Coordinator Rachelle Ramirez at

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