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2020 Platinum Music Awards Show Canceled


Annual awards celebration for New Mexico’s Music Heroes to resume in 2021


Founded in 2017, the Platinum Music Awards has annually honored New Mexico’s Music Heroes with an award presentation and Gala show. Due to the current Corona Virus pandemic, the NM Music Commission and its Foundation has decided to forgo the 2020 show. The Platinum Music Awards event has been held in July and August the past three years at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Eighteen of the state’s musical heroes, over many different genres, plus educators and music related institutions have been honored.


“Over the last three years the NM Music Commission Foundation has had the honor of meeting these music legends, documenting their accomplishments and celebrating them at our annual show. With the current uncertainty about entertainment events this year we have chosen to skip the 2020 festivities and focus on a 2021 plan,” stated NMMCF president David Schwartz. “The Foundation, in conjunction with the NM Music Commission, will also continue to pursue other programs to support music and music education in the state.”


The Foundation’s efforts in the schools has been ongoing since 2017. The Foundation has sponsored several music presentations and master classes in local Santa Fe schools, including performances and instruction by high profile musicians including John Kurzweg, Lone Pinõn, Stephanie Hatfield and Tiffany Christopher. Several members of the Foundation have also helped to produce the Santa Fe Public Schools’ annual spring musical showcase that brings together hundreds of student musicians for a performance at the Lensic.

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