About Listen Up!

The Listen Up Awards is a peoples choice music award ceremony celebrating local talent in the Capital Region created by Mirth Films and Radio Radio X. Your Vote, Your Choice. The inaugural Listen Up Awards was hosted on June 17th, 2022 at Lark Hall in Albany, NY opening the doors to hundreds of fans and musicians.

To go along with the awards, each year features multiple live performances. Even with this being a people’s choice style award show, we have gone even farther to keep things fair. Winners of a Listen Up award can not be nominated the next year (in the same category) and the live performers are always winners from the previous year.

In 2022, over 130 Capital Region acts were nominated with winners in 27 categories.

2023’s Capital Region music award ceremony/appreciation took place at the historic Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY on March 2nd.

The goal of the Listen Up awards is to bring people together and celebrate all the local talent we have throughout the region in a fun manner.

The 2024 Listen Up Awards are to be held at Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs on March 24th -2pm

A little bit about the people behind the Listen Up Awards:

Mirth Films is a music news/entertainment outlet that specializes in live music coverage, original video content and podcasting. We are based out of New York State with news coverage ranging across the whole United States. Head over to Mirth-Films.com to stay up to date with all things live music.

Since we have a wide variety of topics we cover, it reflects in a diverse original video catalogue and news topics we can cover. Our video content consists of live music videos, artist interviews, documentaries, podcasts, video/photo tips, sketch comedy and festival recaps and of course, original series. Our article content is more than just your standard news articles. We also have exclusive interviews, recaps of the latest concerts including high resolution photo galleries and much more.

RadioRadioX.com is an online radio station that has been around for 5 years now and has become the #1 favorite with the People’s Choice Awards for four years now. Xperience is a monthly print publication that focuses only on music, art and culture. For all inquiries, feel free to contact Art Fredette at info@radioradiox.com or Frankie Cavone at Frankie@mirth-films.com.

Our categories our as follows:

  • Favorite Solo/ Duo
  • Favorite solo/duo- covers
  • Favorite party band
  • Favorite country/ bluegrass artist
  • Favorite Country cover band
  • Favorite rock cover band
  • Favorite Americana artist
  • Favorite Rock/ pop band
  • Favorite hard rock band
  • Favorite Alt/Indie band
  • Favorite Folk artist
  • Favorite Jazz artist
  • Favorite Punk/ garage band
  • Favorite metal band
  • Favorite jam band
  • Favorite blues artist/band
  • Favorite R&B/Soul/Funk artist/band
  • Favorite Electronica Artist
  • Favorite performing/ recording DJ
  • Favorite Irish artist/ Band
  • Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
  • Grateful Dead cover act
  • Best hair and make-up
  • Best dressed
  • Most Likely to Fall Off Stage
  • Most Likely to Owe the Club Money
  • Hero Awards

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