Henry Wagons locked in as host of the 2017 South Australian Music Awards

Henry Wagons returns to Adelaide this November, this time to host the South Australian Music Awards! Announcing today, the muso and double j radio host will be manning proceedings on November 9th at Thebarton Theatre (or as it’s been newly developed, Thebby Lane).

“I’m really looking forward to a fantastic night, knitting together these 29 awards into one gargantuan celebration of South Australia’s finest!” he has said. “It’ll be a night of nights…bring it on!”

Tickets are also on sale for the 2017 SAM Awards; earlybird tickets now on sale for $60 (plus booking fees), which includes food and drinks. Get in quick though, these tickets are only on sale until September 1st, from there they’ll be increasing to $75.

The SAM Awards will be featuring five live performances this year as well as DJs and catered dinner and drinks in this new ‘venue within a venue’. Entering the theatre via the laneway entrance off Danby Street, the iconic Thebarton Theatre will be transformed into an intimate setting that has not been seen before.

Public voting for all genre award categories are open now here and will remain open until August 31st. To get a refresher, check out the categories below!


BLUES/ROOTS AWARD – Presented by Radio Adelaide
COUNTRY AWARD – Presented by Grace Emily Hotel
ELECTRONIC AWARD – Presented by Fresh 92.7
EXPERIMENTAL AWARD – Presented by Ancient World
FOLK AWARD – Presented by Wheatsheaf Hotel
HEAVY AWARD – Presented by Australian Rock & Metal Institute
HIP HOP AWARD – Presented by Northern Sound System
JAZZ/ART MUSIC AWARD – Presented by Elder Conservatorium
POP AWARD – Presented by The Gov
PUNK AWARD – Presented by Crown & Anchor Hotel
ROCK AWARD – Presenter by Fat Controller
WORLD MUSIC AWARD – Presented by WOMADelaideThe SAM Awards aim to highlight the most outstanding achievement in the South Australian Music industry over the past twelve months.

For more information and tickets: www.southaustralianmusicawards.com.au


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