Can the biggest night in Gospel music be held in Sin City? Well that is what the creators of The Stellar Awards will find out when the event moves to Las Vegas for 2015.
That's right The Stellar Awards telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on 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 and 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.”
“Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, and we are excited to welcome The Stellar Awards to our great city,” said Oscar B. Goodman, former mayor and now the Chairman of the Las Vegas Host Committee. “As the official ambassador of Las Vegas, I look forward to welcoming The Stellar Awards and showing them how much we appreciate them choosing our destination.”
“We are honored to welcome The Stellar Awards to The Orleans, and we look forward to hosting thousands of gospel music fans from across the country,” said Tony Taeubel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Orleans Hotel & Casino. “The Orleans has significant experience hosting nationally televised award shows including the Academy of Country Music Fan Jam and the Soul Train Awards. We’re thrilled that they have chosen the Orleans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Stellar Awards.”
The Stellar Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Gospel music icons and individuals instrumental in advocating for Gospel music. The show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country during the Easter holiday season from April 5 through May 3, 2015.
Artist submissions for Stellar Awards consideration will be accepted from September 1 through September 30, 2014. Per changes to last year’s eligibility criteria, projects qualified for consideration this year must have a release date between October 1, 2013 and September 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.
To purchase your package, call 1-800-675-3267 between the hours of 7AM and 11PM(PST) seven days a week and mention The Stellar Awards to receive this special pricing. Individual show tickets for SAGMA members will go on sale August 15, 2014 and general public show tickets will go on sale August 29, 2014. Show ticket prices range from $50-$200.
Prior to the Stellar Awards taping, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 to announce winners of the non-televised awards categories.
Additionally, The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase will be held the morning of March 28 to honor the top radio stations serving urban Gospel music audiences. Tickets for each event are $30.00.