Listen Up Awards

After much anticipation, the Listen Up Awards is returning March 26th, 2023 with a new location! This year’s Capital Region music award ceremony/appreciation will take place at the historic Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY.

For those un-aware of the Listen Up Awards, it 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 at Lark Hall in Albany, NY opening the doors to hundreds of fans and musicians. Out of fairness, any one who won a Listen Up Award last year will not be eligible to win one this year. There will also be multiple live performances artists throughout the ceremony.

Last year, over 130 Capital Region acts were nominated with winners in 27 categories. The goal of the Listen Up awards is to celebrate all the local talent we have throughout the region in a fun manner. The nomination process for 2023’s Listen Up Awards at the Cohoes Music Hall begin November 25th. Stay tuned for more information.


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 of the year
  • Former Rocker turned blues guy or Irish artist
  • Best hair and make-up
  • Best dressed

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