OC Music Awards Finalists Announced


​After seven consecutive Tuesday night showcases--all of which were free, fun and full of quality local bands--the OC Music Awards have announced the five finalists in both Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band Showcase categories. I Hate You Just Kidding, Billy Kernkamp, Stacy Clark, Marc B and Mike Vitale are the Best Live Acoustic finalist. The Colourist, the Steelwells, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band (which I just reviewed), the Union Line and BLOK will compete for Best Live Band.

Christopher Victorio
Stacy Clark performing Jan. 12 at OCMA Showcase No. 2, the District at Tustin Legacy

The 10 bands perform at the Showcase Finals where the category winners will be announced at the end of each night. The winner of each category will perform at the Awards on March 6 at Grove of Anaheim, receive a $2,500 voucher from Fender, and a four-day recording session at Red Bull Studios. After the jump: the Showcase and Awards schedule.

Christopher Victorio
BLOK performing Feb. 2 at OCMA Showcase No. 5, Chain Reaction, Anaheim

2010 Showcase & Awards Schedule

Fri. 2/26, 7:30 p.m. - Yost Theater, Santa Ana - (Live Acoustic Finals, FREE, All Ages)

I Hate You Just Kidding (8 p.m.)

Billy Kernkamp (8:40 p.m.)

Stacy Clark (9:20 p.m.)

Marc B (10 p.m.)

Mike Vitale (10:40 p.m.)

Sat. 2/27, 7:30 p.m. - Samueli Theater, OCPAC - (Live Band Finals, FREE, All Ages)

BLOK (8 p.m.)

The Steelwells (8:40 p.m.)

The Colourist (9:20 p.m.)

Dusty Rhodes and the River Band (10 p.m.)

The Union Line (10:40 p.m.)

Sat. 3/6, 8 p.m. - Grove of Anaheim - (OC Music Awards, $25, All Ages)

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