Due to restrictions on public gatherings in New York State and in keeping with industry decisions, we are postponing the 2020 Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards on April 5 at Proctors. But it is our belief that the show must go on … so we anticipate rescheduling the ceremony and will make the announcement of a new date as soon as possible.

We know it is unlikely that there is an individual or organization affiliated with the local music scene that will remain unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak. We understand that even a relatively brief interruption of income might be devastating to many. Know that you are in our thoughts. As you may guess, our organization is facing many of the same challenges. While our resources are limited, we do have a platform to offer: If you have fundraisers, projects or anything else that needs to be shared with the region, please reach out to our team at The Collaborative arts magazine. We plan to dedicate those resources in the coming week to telling your stories and publicizing your creative efforts and personal needs.

All the best, 

Jim, Sal & Rachel

Proctors Collaborative | The Eddies Music Awards | The Eddies Hall of Fame


The Eddies are a celebration of the Capital Region’s thriving and diverse music scene.

Over 100 luminaries drawn from the region’s talent pool—including club owners, sound technicians, educators, journalists, and performers—will judge music-related categories, granting Eddies to winners from a list of over 140 nominees (ranging from soloists and group members to teachers, engineers, deejays, photographers and others).

2020 Hall Of Fame Honorees

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, a woman who founded an iconic American coffeehouse and two local connections to MTV are among the six 2020 inductees in the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame. 

The Accents, Blotto, The Fidelitys, Hal Ketchum, Lena Spencer and John Sykes are to be inducted at the site of the Eddies Hall of Fame, Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. 

This group will join the inaugural class from 2019 – Kevin McKrell and Ruth Pelham – in the Hall exhibition, which is being formally unveiled that evening. Local musician and comedian Erin Harkes is emcee. The induction ceremony includes a dinner and live music. 

See photos from the Hall of Fame dinner below!


Check out the list of recipients and our photo galleries from The Eddies Capital Region Music awards ceremony from April 14, 2019.

The Eddies are co-produced by Capital Records Live!, created in 2018 as a platform to amplify, empower and celebrate professionals working in the area’s wide-ranging music scene. The Eddies Capital Region Music Awards is one of the many ways we’re expressing our passion for local music.