Saskatchewan Music Awards

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Public voting on four Saskatchewan Music Award categories is open now through midnight November 16!

Vote on Best Saskatchewan Albums   Vote on Industry Award Categories

The eighth annual Best Saskatchewan Albums of the Year Long List poll is back! Now leading into the Album of the Year winner at the Saskatchewan Music Awards, the poll recognizes full-length albums, in any genre, released by Saskatchewan artists over the past year. 

​Following the initial SMA submissions intake, our jurors selected their favourites to come up with our Long List. Now it’s up to music lovers to narrow it down to the Top Ten!

Best Saskatchewan Albums Long List

Only one vote per valid email address will be accepted for the duration of the voting period. The Top 10 will roll out on SaskMusic's social media in December, with the winner announced during the December 11 awards show in Regina.  

BSA was started to draw awareness to and celebrate our homegrown Saskatchewan music. We encourage everyone to seek out and support local artists in many different genres.

​Take a listen to a sample of the artists
Long List: Spotify playlist
Long List: YouTube playlist​ 

On the Industry side, this year we have three Saskatchewan Music Award categories open to public voting.

Industry Achievement nominees The Industry Achievement Award will recognize excellence in the provision of skills and/or services and by those helping to build the community and music industry of Saskatchewan (April 2021-October 2022). Individuals, groups, or businesses can be nominated. Final nominees were selected by jury. The winner will be determined by a combination of jury and public vote. 
Music Company nominees Music Company of the Year will recognize a music business/organization that has demonstrated excellence in services, sales, or craftsmanship in their offerings to the public and/or music industry (April 2021-October 2022). This is the first year for this category. Final nominees were selected by jury. The winner will be determined by a combination of jury and public vote.
Venue or Festival nominees Venue or Festival of the Year will recognize live music venues and music festivals that strove to celebrate and present live music (April 2021-October 2022). The category will consider both in-person shows/events and alternate programming initiatives, as well as excellence in programming and community engagement. Final nominees were selected by jury. The winner will be determined by a combination of jury and public vote.

​Previous recipients of Industry Achievement and Venue of the Year can be found here.

SMA Show Promo

2022 Saskatchewan Music Awards Tickets on Sale Now!

The fifth annual awards will return in person after two years of virtual presentations, taking place at the newly restored historic Darke Hall in Regina on Sunday, December 11/22, 7:30pm. The fantastic slate of performers for this year’s show will be announced over the coming days. All twenty awards will be presented during the show.

The SMAs are intended to honour excellence and celebrate the achievements of our Saskatchewan music industry members over the past year, with both artistic and industry nominees recognized.

Tickets are on sale now at for just $21+tax in advance/ $26+tax at the door. 

Very Prairie

Registration for Very Prairie is Open!

Very Prairie returns in-person this year, and we can't wait to see you! From the kickoff on the evening of Thursday December 8, through to Sunday December 11, we'll be sharing practical information through panels, one-on-ones and networking opportunities. Join us at the University of Regina's College Ave Campus and at various venues in the evenings for showcase presentations. 

Registration is available now. Draft schedule at the link; presenters and panels announced shortly!