Musikarmageddon is Wilmington’s premier battle-of-the-bands. 12 local bands compete in summer preliminaries at live music venues. They play their best original music, judges score, and fans vote to see which four will move on to the fall finale, live @ the baby grand, and win the coveted title of Musikarmageddon champion!

Congratulations on their 2015 Musikarmageddon victory, Weekday Warriors!

2015 Finalists:

It Is What It Is

Poor Yorick

The Jolly What

The Grand thanks all of the participating bands, judges and especially the fans who came out to support live, local and original music. Keeping rockin’ and come back next year to join us for the 10th anniversary of MUSIKARMAGEDDON!

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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!