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Music Cities Awards 2022
Presented by Visit Bentonville

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 hosted its first live ceremony on 4 November 2022 as part of the Tulsa Music Cities Convention

Scroll down to meet and learn more about this year's winners!

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2022 Jury


Our 2022 Music Cities Awards jury is comprised of an inclusive global mix of music cities professionals; from  economic development managers, educators, creative industry executives to leading diversity professionals.

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Jury 2022

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Presenting Partner


Bentonville is an up-and-coming music destination with musical roots that run deep throughout Northwest Arkansas. If you're a songwriter, musician, touring band, entertainment entrepreneur, or just someone who loves live music - this New American Town and its vibrant music scene is the place for you.

Supporting Partners


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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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit

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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

Previous Editions

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. 

 Previous Editions 

2020 Awards 

Learn more about the 2020 Music Cities Awards jury, nominees, winners and partners. 

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