It’s time for Musikarmageddon Solo!

The Grand and Out & About Magazine are proud to present the 4th annual Musikarmageddon Solo competition, and invite regional singer/songwriters to compete for a fabulous prize package and the enviable title of Solo Champion!

Solo Champion and Audience Choice winners will be presented with valuable prize packages including CASH awards and gift certificates from The Grand and other local entertainment and dining establishments. Our Solo Champion also receives a feature article in Out & About Magazine, an appearance on WSTW’s Hometown Heroes with Mark Rogers, and a recording session with Ray Gagliardino/Studio 825.

Music lovers… Join us for a night filled with original songs and talent:
Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 7 PM
live @ the baby grand
Tickets just $5 at the door

General Guidelines: No age limits; Contestants must live within Delaware or 60-mile radius of Wilmington. Live performance must include 1 voice with 1 instrument, no tracks. Following committee review, finalists will be notified by March 16, and must be available to perform at the live competition on April 7, 2018.

To enter the competition, please e-mail the following information to Joe Trainor.

  1. Contact Name
  2. Artist Name (if different)
  3. Complete Mailing Address (Street, City, State, ZIP)
  4. Phone Number
  5. E-mail Address
  6. Artist Webpage or Facebook Page with music samples

Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 9, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Additional information will be requested from the selected finalists, including a short bio and current photo.

Sponsored by:

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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)


Pam Manocchio
Director of Community Engagement
302-658-7897 x 3300