Friday, December 2, 2011

OC Music Awards Announces Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic Showcases

OC Music Awards Announces the 2012 Showcase Series Artists and Schedule
On Tuesday, January 3, the 2012 OC Music Awards Showcase Series kicks off at Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar launching 7 weeks of free showcases at different venues across the county. 35 local artists will compete for the titles of Best Live Band or Best Live Acoustic, a performance slot at the 2012 OC Music Awards on March 3 at the City National Grove of Anaheim, and a generous prize pack from the Awards partners that will be announced in January.
The Showcase Series is free to submit, free to participate and all shows are free to attend. OC Music Awards received hundreds of submissions from artists across the county hoping to partake in the two-month long live series.
The World Famous KROQ station DJs will host each Showcase event and four respected industry professionals will participate as the Showcase Series Judges, scoring each band’s performance on musicianship, originality, song composition, stage presence and show attendance. The five finalists in each live category will move onto the Showcase Series Finals. Best Live Acoustic Finals will be held on Friday, February 24 and Best Live Band Finals on Saturday, February 25.
Fans of the OC Music Awards Showcase Series artists have opportunity to get involved through Fan Vote. Once the Showcase Series kicks off, fans can vote online at for their favorite participating Showcase artist and move one band in each category onto the Showcase Series Finals, regardless of the Judges scores. Fans who vote automatically enter to win the “Fan Vote” prize pack courtesy of the OC Music Awards partners to be announced in January.
Farmer John joins OC Music Awards as presenting partner in 2012 and will bring their take on “tasting the local flavor” to the Showcase Series and main Awards show. Annual OC Music Awards partners 106.7FM KROQ, Bud Light, Wahoo’s, Red Bull, and BMI will also have interactive presence throughout the Showcase Series and March 3 event.
The final 35 participating 2012 Showcase Series artists and the complete schedule follows. Visit OC Music Awards online for more local music updates.
2012 OC Music Awards
Showcase Series Billing and Schedule
1/03 Best Live Band
Venue: Detroit Bar, 843 West 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Doors: 7:30p, 21+
(8:00) Jeramiah Red
(8:45) Paulie Pesh
(9:30) The Gromble
(10:15) Strange Birds
(11:00) James Fletcher

1/10 Best Live Acoustic
Venue: The District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin, CA 92782
Doors: 6:30p, all ages
(7:00) Nicole Vaughn
(7:45) Erick Macek
(8:30) Allensworth
(9:15) Moonsville Collective
(10:00) Headshine

1/17 Best Live Band
Venue: Slidebar, 122 East Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
Doors: 7:30p, 21+
(8:00) We Are She Is
(8:45) Midnight Hour
(9:30) Ceasefire
(10:15) We Are the Arsenal
(11:00) PWEST

1/24 Best Live Acoustic
Venue: Malone’s, 604 East Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Doors: 6:30p, 21+
(7:00) Kacie Yoshida
(7:45) Button Willow Locomotive
(8:30) I Hate You Just Kidding
(9:15) Skee
(10:00) Honeypie
1/31 Best Live Band
Venue: Tiki Bar, 1700 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Doors: 7:30p, 21+
(8:00) Red9
(8:45) Slime Kings
(9:30) Snakebit Drifters
(10:15) Death Hymn Number 9
(11:00) Railroad to Alaska

2/07 Best Live Acoustic
Venue: Continental Room, 115 West Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
Doors: 6:30p, 21+
(7:00) Mandie & Ruby
(7:45) FoxxHound
(8:30) Danny Maika
(9:15) Parker Macy
(10:00) Tully James Wilkinson

2/14 Best Live Band
Venue: Constellation Room, 3503 South Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
Doors: 7:30p, 21+       
(8:00) Ethan Hulse
(8:45) Robert Jon & the Wreck
(9:30) Italian Japanese
(10:15) The Devious Means
(11:00) Mphase

2/24 Best Live Acoustic Finals
Venue: Bands and Venue TBA

2/25 Best Live Band Finals
Venue: Bands and Venue TBA
3/03 2012 OC Music Awards
Venue: The City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806

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