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Music Cities Awards 2022

The Music Cities Awards is a global competition designed to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social, environmental and cultural development in cities and places all around the world.

After two successful virtual editions in 2020 and 2021, the Music Cities Awards are back with a special live ceremony taking place on 4 November 2022 as part of the Tulsa Music Cities Convention


04 November 2022

Music Cities Awards 2022 Ceremony

Live in Tulsa, OK, USA as part of Music Cities Convention
29 July 2022

Deadline for Submissions
12 September 2022

Nominees Announced


There are a total of 11 Music Cities Awards spanning small to large city initiatives, tourism, sustainability, music offices, real estate and the night time economy.

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 2022 Awards Categories 


2022 Jury
To Be Announced


From internationally acclaimed musicians to festival organisers, economic development managers and more, the Music Cities Awards jury will represent a truly global and diverse mix of music cities professionals.

Last year’s jury included Grammy award winner and India’s leading music composer Ricky Kej, music sector strategist and Head of Music at the Australia Council Kirsty Rivers and Zimbabwe's trailblazing festival organiser Samm Farai Monro, to name a few.

The complete 2022 Music Cities Awards Jury will be announced in the summer.



The Music Cities Awards are free to enter. You can submit an application for yourself, your initiative or organisation, as well as submit an application on behalf of another project, city or individual. 

Click the button below to apply.

 How To Apply 


Official Music Cities Awards Ceremony
Part of the Tulsa Music Cities Convention
4 November 2022, Tulsa, Oklahoma

We’re thrilled to invite you all to the first-ever in-person Music Cities Awards Ceremony, taking place on 4 November 2022 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, USA, as part of Music Cities Convention.  A Music Cities Convention ticket is required to attend. Get yours now here

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Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in our FAQs then please get in touch with Alice at


Supporting Partner

Smokefree Music Cities is a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) Foundation in partnership with other public health and musician-oriented organizations working to improve musicians’ health. Our goal is to make all workplaces and public places safe, healthy, smokefree environments for all children and adults.

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Supporting Partner

Located a short drive north of Denver, Fort Collins is a vibrant town full of local eateries, pubs, boutiques and home to Colorado State University. With 300 days of sunshine, snow-capped mountains, idyllic lakes and clear-running rivers, it is hard to deny that people like to get outdoors here all year round.

Become a 2022 sponsor

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2022 awards then just get in touch with Cami for more information at


2021 Awards

The 2021 edition was hosted in partnership with Visit Bentonville. Learn more about the 2021 Music Cities Awards jury, nominees, winners and partners. Download the full event programme below

 Previous Editions 

2020 Awards 

Learn more about the 2020 Music Cities Awards jury, nominees, winners and partners. Download the full event programme below

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