The 35th Annual New Mexico Music Awards will return to the spectacular Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at 7:00 PM.

Ticket sales have ended at this time and no more tickets will be sold. We will post a link for streaming the event on our website.

On Sunday, May 22nd, the 35th Annual New Mexico Music Awards kicks off with cocktail mixer at 5:00 PM followed by dinner and an awards show featuring performances Rooster Blackspur of Truth or Consequences, the Albuquerque metal band Anesthesia, Mister Kali with Joseph General and High Vibration, Chris Cordova’s Latin Jazz Ensemble from Bernalillo and David Phillips with the Pleasure Pilots from Santa Fe.

During the evening we will also have guest appearances by celebrity artists from around the country including Nashville songwriter Gary Morris, Folk-rock icon Chris Hillman, singer/songwriter and actor Ronny Cox, guitar legend Tim Pierce, multi-platinum songwriter Harriett Schock, LoCash music director and bassist Zach Fowler, country artist Chevel Shepard and more.

Each year the New Mexico Music Awards recognizes the best in recorded music in New Mexico. Awards are presented in 42 categories including Latin, Americana, Country, Jazz, Hip Hop, Indie and include the Norman Petty Producer’s Awards and Best Album of the Year.

Finalists come from throughout New Mexico including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Truth or Consequences, Clovis, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Taos, Santa Teresa, Tijeras, Ruidoso, Tesuque, Sunland Park, Los Lunes, Belen, Bernalillo, Farmington and even tiny towns like Dexter and Lone Butte. Most record in professional recording studios, but some also record in home studios with surprising results.

The New Mexico Music Awards is sponsored by Quickbeam Systems Inc, Guitar Center of Albuquerque, Jason’s Music Publishing, Sandia Resort & Casino, The Candyman Strings and Things in Santa Fe,, Grandma’s Music and Sound, Two Pups Boutique and Moonlight Talent Management.