ISSA Awards

Plans are already being made for the 2023 ISSA Awards to be held at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 5th in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

ATLANTA next SUMMER!

Mark your calendar for August 5th, of 2023.

In 2023 our show will contine at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, right in the heart of Atlanta, (in the same venue where the Annual BMI Awards are also held), on Saturday, August 5th, 2022 with a Preparty the evening prior to the show at 5pm, and the After Party immediately after the show at our very close and convenient location (Wild Wing Café, Alpharetta) just a fifteen minute drive from our show.  

The show will have our 60 plus foot plush red carpet entrance and banners, complete with photographers, four videographers and will be the talk of the town once again with several local television celebrities on the red carpet conducting interviews with our Finalists. 

With a full production crew of twenty plus this year to assist with anything you may need, from hotel reservations, concierge, airline travel for our International attendees, and more, the ISSA Team is ready for our LIVE event! Ask away, we have answers!

You will be flying into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which is forty five minutes to an hour and a half or so, depending on our lovely traffic situation, from our centrally located venues. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and enjoy the scenery with lots to do and see while you are in Atlanta.

Atlanta being a very large metropolitan city, it houses the largest and busiest International Airport in the World and hosts a very eclectic realm of music genres, which is why our awards are based on you and your music, not the genres. You might want to consider staying a few days and taking in the city, and the music scene here. There are also some really fabulous tours for first time visitors.

ATLANTA next SUMMER!

PreParty and After Party will be held at Wild Wing Cafe in Alpharetta, GA

PreParty is from 5 pm-12 am on Friday August 4th

Red Carpet Interviews and Photos will begin at 10:00am

ISSA Awards Show will begin at Noon and end at 3:00pm

After Party is from 5pm – til whenever we leave!


If you are traveling by air, you will want to land at the Atlanta Airport, also known as the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the busiest airport in the world, so please make sure you allow time for security checkpoints if you are traveling internationally and for Atlanta traffic which can be quite challenging during rush hour.

The PreParty will take place at The Wild Wing Cafe in Alpharetta, Georgia, right in the heart of Atlanta just minutes from the venue in Sandy Springs. The PreParty will have five bands performing from 5pm until 11pm on Friday August 4th, 2022. The address is 5530 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Purchased tickets will be physically mailed out to you upon purchase. You will be responsible for presenting them at the event.



The 2022 ISSA Awards Show will be filmed at the Buyers Theater in the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, (Home of The BMI Awards) located at One Galambos Way, Sandy Springs GA 30328. This prestigious formal event will be filmed, Red Carpet interviews will begin at 10:00am and the ceremonies begin at noon, ending at 3pm. Professional photographers will be taking photographs for finalists as well on our luxurious 60 ft, red carpet entrance.

Click here to see Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center website

The After Party will take place at The Wild Wing Cafe in Alpharetta, Georgia immediately following the show and will host a plethora of artists in a more intimate setting. The After Party could go on into the wee hours as we suspect that many ISSA members will enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the fabulous food at this well established and favorite hang out.


Our first year, we had attendees from over 18 foreign countries, and 8000 Members, and we have grown so much since then. Last year we had twelve thousand members and are vastly approaching the 15,400 mark. This is why we decided to step up our venue and provide you with the best of the very best when it comes a top notch, high end, high quality awards show.


We will be presenting our show here: SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

OUR ANNUAL AWARDS SHOWS IS BECOMING MOST INSTRUMENTAL, IN MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE OUR A FORCE ON THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SCENE AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW AT SUCH A RAPID RATE, AND OUR GOAL IS TO HIGHLIGHT YOU, THE ARTIST, EVERY YEAR.


 

Since our Gold Level Winners may not resubmit nominations for two years after their win, this allows for all kinds of surprises in that it gives other newer and previous members a chance to step up the ranks and take home a Gold. For the two years following their win, Gold Winners receive FREE admission to the following two years shows, they will become JUDGES, and they may present an award and perform if there is an availability.

The 2021 and 2022 ISSA Gold Winners that will be judging and some that may be presenting and performing at the 2023 Awards are as follows:

 


AINSLEY COSTELLO

ALEXANDER JARVIE

AMY JO

ANGELA MCGOWAN

ANTONIO VERGARA

APRIL DAWN

ASHLEY PUCKETT

AUBREY WOLLETT

AUSTIN HOPKINS

BRANDON BING

CAITLIN MAE

CHAD J COUNTRY

CHESNEY CLAIRE

CHRIS JONES

CHRIS MELANSON

CLARE CUNNINGHAM

DAMIAN WYLDES

DINA ANDREWS

DUSTY LEIGH

ELIZMI HAZE

GARY MATHENY

HAYLEY MCKAY

HEERRAA RAVINDRAN

HILDE VOS

HUNTER LOTT

JACKSON SNELLING

JOHN PINEIRO

JASON LEE COOK

JASON RAY WELSH

JEFF LOSAWYER

JEFF RICKETT

JENNIFER MLOTT

JIMENA ARROYO

JUKE JOHNSON

JULIE HARPER

KASSIDY LYNNE

KATRINA LYNN

KEVIN MANN

LAUREN FAYE MOSS

LINDSAY WADDINGTON

LOVE BATTALION

LUIS SALSAONE

LYRIC DUBEE

MARCO NODARI

MATT LEE

MICHELE ANNUNZIATA

NINA FLAASETH

PEDRO LEEWARD

ROB JONES TV

ROBBIE HARTE

RHONDA FUNK

ROBERT ADRIAN STEINER

RYLEE NICHOLSON

SAMUEL ALEXANDER BARBOUR

SCARLET JEI SAOIRSE

SHAUN TOBAR

SHELLY JONES

SHERMAN CRUZ

SOULY US

STEVE NEWSOME

STONE AGE UG

THE DELERIUM TREES

TONY OLSON

TRENTON CHANDLER

VLADISLAV YERMACHENKO

WALTER FINLEY


*ISSA is a free platform to singer songwriters and musicians worldwide. There will never be a fee to join. Our organization prides itself in providing year round visibility for our members across various and vast social media platforms. Free promotion, free support, free management tools and much more. Countless hours are spent making sure that ISSA is prominent in all realms of internet promotional sites, with music industry resources and in coordinating day to day communication, support and promotion with our artists and members.
*Being a well known international music organization, ISSA is widely recognized by industry insiders, giving legitimacy and credibility to those serious about their craft. Winning one of our crystals, your reputation as an independent artist will stand out across cultures in this worldwide platform.

CITY SPRINGS BOX OFFICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN TICKETS AND ALL EVENT TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE PURCHASED


WATCH THE ENTIRE VIRTUAL 2021 ISSA AWARDS HERE