Stellar Gospel Music Awards Leaving Nashville

Screen shot 2014-07-25 at 3.40.03 PM1The 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new taping date and a new location. The telecast will be taped before a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The taping will be moved from January to its new date of March 28, 2015.

“I am excited about moving The Stellar Awards to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in a bigger, more elegant venue,” said Don Jackson, founder & executive producer of The Stellar Awards. “The 30th Anniversary of The Stellar Awards will mark the longest running black awards show in television and we wanted to commemorate this historic occasion in a first class venue that we know our Gospel music stars and guests will enjoy.”

The show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets during the Easter holiday season from April 5 – May 3, 2015.

Artist submissions for Stellar Awards consideration will be accepted from Sept. 1 – Sept. 30, 2014. Per changes to last year’s eligibility criteria, projects qualified for consideration this year must have a release date between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. Additional rules, regulations and the online submission form will be posted at www.thestellarawards.com.

The show is open to the public, with hotel and ticket packages on sale beginning Aug. 4, 2014. To reserve a Stellar awards package, call 1-800-675-3267 between the hours of 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (PST) and mention The Stellar Awards to receive this special pricing. Individual show tickets for SAGMA members will go on sale Aug. 15, 2014 and general public show tickets will go on sale Aug. 29, 2014. Show ticket prices range from $50-$200.

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