MUSIKARMAGEDDON



MUSIKARMAGEDDON

2018 Musikarmageddon Solo

Congratulations to Musikarmageddon Solo Champion: Marielle Kraft (pictured)

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51 singer-songwriters competed in head-to-head battles, each round knocking out half of the contestants until they were down to two: Marielle Kraft vs. Amanda Nolan. Each of the finalists performed 4 original songs throughout the evening. A panel of local music experts awarded Marielle the win and a prize package valued at $500 – including a feature article in Out & About Magazine, a free recording session from Ray Gagliardino/Studio 825, an appearance on WSTW’s Hometown Heroes, and gift certificates from Chelsea Tavern and The Grand!


Kudos to the Audience Choice winner: Reece Ratliff!

Immediately following the first round of play, the audience placed their votes for favorite artist and Reece Ratliff took that crown, along with a valuable prize package including cash, 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 in Wilmington!

Pictured (left to right): Kerry Kristine and event creator/host Joe Trainor; Lischele Knight, judge; Pamelyn Manocchio, The Grand; Jim Miller, Out & About; Marielle Kraft, 2018 Champion; Amanda Nolan, runner-up; Reece Ratliff, Audience Choice; and judges Kaloni Baylor, 2017 Champion; Rob Matera, Arden Concert Gild; Jim Smith, Metropolis Records.


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Musikarmageddon is Wilmington’s premier band competition for original music. For the past decade, regional bands have competed in summer preliminaries at live music venues, presenting their best original music to be scored by local judges and fans to see which four move on to the finale, live @ the baby grand.

Congratulations to Rusty Blue (pictured) on their 2017 Musikarmageddon XI victory!!

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And to each of these talented groups for achieving the coveted title of Musikarmageddon champions:

Susquehanna Floods (2016)
Weekday Warriors (2015)
Minshara (2014)
Glim Dropper (2013)
Schroeder (2012)
Deadbeatz (2011)
New Sweden (2010)
American Buffalo (2009)
Josten Swingline (2008)
Nurse (2007)

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Congratulations to 2017 Musikarmageddon Solo Champion: Kaloni Baylor (pictured)

16 singer-songwriters competed in head-to-head battles, each round knocking out half of the contestants until they were down to two: Kaloni Baylor vs. Joe Campbell. Each of the finalists performed 4 original songs throughout the evening. A panel of local music experts awarded Kaloni the win and a prize package valued at over $600 – including a feature article in Out & About Magazine, a free recording session from Ray Gagliardino/Studio 825, an appearance on WSTW’s Hometown Heroes, and gift certificates from coveted Delaware locals!


Kudos to the Audience Choice winner: Howard “Big Izzy” Isenberg!

Immediately following the first round of play, the audience placed their votes for favorite artist and Big Izzy took that crown, along with a valuable prize package including cash, 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 2018!

•   Robert Tomlinson (2016)
•   Chris James (2016 Audience Choice)
•   Tom Murray (2015)
•   Kathy Layfield (2015 Audience Choice)


CONTACT

Pam Manocchio
Director of Community Engagement
302-658-7897 x 3300
pmanocchio@grandopera.org