Ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at Proctors MainStage

SCHENECTADY – Buggy Jive leads all finalists for the 4th annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards with a record five nominations. This year’s ceremony returns to the MainStage at Proctors at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24. 

A self-described soul rock singer-songwriter, Buggy Jive won an Eddies Music Award in the 2020 Best Music Video category for “Ain’t Going Anywhere.” This year he is up for Solo or Duo Artist of the Year, RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Album of the Year.  

In all, there are over 210 finalists in 36 categories honoring the work of 2021. Complete list here. Nominations and voting are determined by a group of judges representing the local music community. The Eddies Music Awards are an initiative of Proctors Collaborative.  

This year’s ceremony returns to Proctors after a two-year absence. The inaugural event drew 1,250 people in 2019 but the 2020 show was postponed twice due to the pandemic, and ultimately a two-hour event was filmed live on a closed set, airing on YouTube, public access TV and social media. The 2021 show was conducted live in front of a Universal Preservation Hall audience.  

 “It has been a tough two years for the local music community and the Eddies were impacted same as everything and everyone else,” said co-founder and producer Jim Murphy. “It was important we continue to shine a light on the local music scene, even if it was scaled back.  

“This year is a return to a full-scale celebration,” Murphy added. “We hope the whole music community comes together.” 

The line-up of performers for the award ceremony will be announced in March. 

Tickets are on sale now at proctors.org.

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