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The results are in, and we’ll be releasing the winner in just a couple of days! I definitely thought this was a very interesting contest! Honestly, you, our readers, exceeded all of our expectations as far as voting and supporting your favorite bands, with over 10,000 votes by the end of the contest and the most interesting comments and feedback on our blog that we’ve had all year! I knew that you would nominate some awesome projects, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with each of the 30 bands and artists that were nominated this year!  For those of you who were maybe left wondering why your favorite band/artist didn’t make our top 30 or top 5, here’s some follow up info: (more…)

It was amazing listening to all the fantastically talented bands and artists nominated for our 2013 Dayton Band/Artist of the Year Contest, and now it’s time to reveal our Top 5 bands and artists advancing to the final round!  Without further adieu, here are your top 5, in no particular order:

“Good English”

Indie Roots Rock

Ashley Martin

Alternative Country/Rock

The Werks 

 Psychadelic Funk Rock Improv

Blue Moon Soup

 Bluegrass Folk

Scotty Bratcher Band


   Our top 5 artists are now being reviewed in Round 3 by the Music Connection – Dayton, OH team to determine our final winner! We’ll announce our winner on January 1, 2014!

And the votes are in…. Here are our top 30 bands/artists advancing on to Round 2:

Flashback BAND 954
The Repeating Arms 855
The Scotty Bratcher Band – Official 680
Curse of Cassandra 523
Menace 2 Sobriety 409
Higgins Madewell 371
Cinder Home 369
Grace Revival 331
Legbone 237
Witness 198
Ashley Martin 170
“Good English” 170
Lost on Iddings 168
The Werks 163
Black Cloud Syndrome 159
Scott Lee & The Whiskey River Boys 154
Free Fall Theory 133
Wheels 114
Village fam 111
Blue Moon Soup 103
Cricketbows 103
Redneck Rebelz 101
Kings Landing 100
Paradijm Shift 100
Emily & the Lost Cat Ramblers 94
DC Connection 84
The Loveless 77

Final vote tallies, including “other category” votes are listed after each band/artist name. Total votes achieved will not affect the outcome of Round 2 reviews, but we thank everyone for voting and helping support their favorite bands and artists! There were a total of 10,779 votes in all during the contest period!

Each of these bands and artists will now be reviewed based upon the following criteria:
1.) availability and quality of online recordings
2.) overall skill level of music
3.) quality of page(s) content
4.) personal taste of Music Connection- Dayton, OH

We will announce our top 5 in about a week and our winner will be officially announced on January 1st, 2014, so stay tuned!