2016 Musikarmageddon SOLO

Music lovers are invited to join us for this second annual event celebrating the amazing talents of our local music scene… 16 musicians will pair off in a series of head-to-head competitions to determine the area’s best singer/songwriter!

Friday, April 15, 2016
7PM, live @ the baby grand

Tickets are just $5 at the door!

Competitiors are:

Sam Arthur
James Brant
JB Cole
Ed Dwornik
Kevin Henry
S. Hero
Chris James
Erin Kelsey
Kathy Layfield
Kevin McCove
Mike McDevitt
Liz Sutor
Robert Tomlinson
Brian Turner
David Wilson
Avi Wishia

Sponsored by:
Magic Hat Brewing

Past Winners
Past Winners

Congratulations to our previous winners:

  • Weekday Warriors (2015, pictured)
  • Minshara
  • 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!