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OC Music Awards Announces the 2012 Showcase Series Finalists






The seventh Showcase of the 2012 Series packed out Constellation Room in Santa Ana last night marking the last of the preliminary Showcase events. The Series now moves onto the Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band Showcase Series Finals.

We are pleased to announce the five finalists in both Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band Showcase categories. These 10 bands will perform at the Showcase Finals where the category winners will be announced on stage at the end of each night.

Each of the 10 Showcase Finalists will receive an Ernie Ball Tour Pack filled with strings and accessories. The winner of the Best Live Acoustic category will receive a four-day recording session at Red Bull Studios**, an Ernie Ball Full Endorsement, the category title and performance slot at the 11th annual OC Music Awards on Saturday, March 3 at The City National Grove of Anaheim. The winner of Best Live Band will receive all the same prizing as Best Live Acoustic plus a performance slot on the 4 Southern California 2012 Vans Warped Tour Dates.

Four finalists in each category were selected by the OC Music Awards Showcase Series Judges. Artists were scored on musicianship, originality, song composition, stage presence and audience participation. The artists with the highest scores in each category throughout the Series overall moved on to the Finals. The public was also able to log on to OC Music Awards website and cast their FARMER JOHN FAN VOTE to automatically send one Showcase artist from each category with the most votes on to the Finals.

Hundreds of artists submitted online at to participate in the 2012 Showcase Series. 35 talented artists were selected to compete for the titles of Best Live Band or Best Live Acoustic. It is always free to submit, participate and attend the Awards Showcases Series, supporting the Awards mission to provide further opportunities and exposure for local musicians within their own music community.

Announcing the 2012 Showcase Series Finalists…

Wednesday, 2/22, 7:30pm – The Coach House
All Ages, FREE

FAN VOTE WINNER: Kacie Yoshida (8pm)
Tully Wilkinson (8:45pm)
Parker Macy Blues (9:30pm)
Allensworth (10:15pm)
Moonsville Collective (11pm)
RSVP and Details: FACEBOOK

Friday, 2/24, 7:30pm – Samueli Theater
All Ages, FREE

FAN VOTE WINNER: We Are the Arsenal (8pm)
Midnight Hour (8:45pm)
Slime Kings (9:30pm)
Robert Jon & the Wreck (10:15pm)
Railroad to Alaska (11:00pm)
RSVP and Details: FACEBOOK

2012 OC Music Awards
Sat. 3/3, 7pm – The City National Grove of Anaheim
(All Ages, $30, Tickets On Sale Now)

**Opportunity to record for four (4) days at Red Bull Studios shall be awarded to the Best Live Band and Best Live Acoustic in accordance with the terms of Red Bull North America, Inc.’s standard Artist/Studio Guest Contract.

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