2015 battle-of-the-bands has arrived!

Come out to hear great music at great Wilmington venues… This year will feature 4 preliminary competitions, each putting 3 bands against each other, and only 1 winner per night will move on to the epic championship round:

Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00 PM, live @ the baby grand

Check back soon to see which 12 bands will be rocking this August at: 1984, Kelly’s Logan House, Oddity Bar, and World Café Live.

Sponsored by:

Past Winners
Past Winners

Congratulations to our previous winners:

  • Minshara (2014, pictured)
  • Glim Dropper (2013)
  • Schroeder (2012)
  • Deadbeatz (2011)
  • New Sweden (2010)
  • American Buffalo (2009)
  • Josten Swingline (2008)
  • Nurse (2007)

Musikarmageddon SOLO
Musikarmageddon SOLO

Congratulations to our very first Musikarmageddon SOLO winner: Tom Murray (pictured)

16 singer-songwriters competed in head-to-head battles, each round knocking out half of the contestants until they were down to two: Tom Murray vs. Kevin McCove. Each of the finalists performed 4 original songs throughout the evening. A panel of local music experts awarded Tommy the win and a prize package valued at $600 – including a feature article in Out&About Magazine, a free recording session from Ray Gagliardino/Studio 825, and gift certificates from The Grand, Accent Music, and Chelsea Tavern.

Kudos to the Audience Choice winner: Kathy Layfield

Immediately following the first round of play, the audience placed their votes for favorite artist and Kathy Layfield took that crown, along with a valuable prize package of entertainment and dining.

The Grand and Out&About would like to thank all of the singer-songwriters who participated and our fabulous judges for sharing their time and critiques. We hope to see everyone out to support local music again for Musikarmageddon SOLO 2016!