Grand Band Slam Showcase ft. 1974, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts, Paper Hill Casket Company, The Morning On Fire, Michael Cleary Band

Grand Band Slam Showcase

In September 2012 the Connecticut music scene got the recognition it so greatly deserved in the form of the first ever Connecticut Music Awards. On the heels of the immense success of that event the Advocate Weekly Papers and are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Connecticut Music Awards.

The second rendition of the “CTMAs” will once again take place in The Bushnell’s Belding Theater on Tuesday, September 17.

This Grammy-style award show features the top five nominees in over 15 different musical categories, as decided via public voting to be held through July 1-31.

Following the CT Music Awards this year will be the 14th annual installment of the Advocate’s signature music event, Grand Band Slam. CT Music Award nominees from all genres will perform in over a dozen different venues in New London, New Haven and Hartford on Sept. 19-21. All Grand Band Slam shows are free to the general public. (Over 21 only in certain venues – check upcoming venue listing on for more info.)

Visit to see write-ups of last year’s winners, photo galleries, and more.


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