It is time for the area’s best original bands to compete in Musikarmageddon XI!

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. Here are the 12 competing for a coveted spot:

Friday, August 4 at 1984
9 PM Cologne
11 PM Urban Shaman Attack

Friday, August 11 at Kelly’s Logan House
9 PM TreeWalker
10 PM Ross Hawkins
11 PM Sporadic Static

Friday, August 18 at Halligan Bar
9 PM The Get Around
10 PM The Füzzy Snakefoot
11 PM Carrier

Friday, August 25 at Ernest & Scott Taproom
9 PM Rusty Blue
10 PM Fall In August
11 PM Kevin McCove Band

Come to the finale to see who gets named the Musikarmageddon XI champion!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00 PM, live @ the baby grand

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Additional partnerships with:
Gable Music Ventures, Moonloop Photography, Rainbow Records, Spaceboy Clothing, TribeSound Studios, WSTW’s Hometown Heroes, 1984, Kelly’s Logan House, Halligan Bar, and Ernest & Scott Taproom

Past Band Winners
Past Band Winners

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 The Susquehanna Floods on their 2016 Musikarmageddon X victory!

And to each of these talented groups for achieving the coveted title of Musikarmageddon champions:
•    Weekday Warriors (2015)
•    Minshara (2014)
•    Glim Dropper (2013)
•    Schroeder (2012)
•    Deadbeatz (2011)
•    New Sweden (2010)
•    American Buffalo (2009)
•    Josten Swingline (2008)
•    Nurse (2007)

Past Solo Winners
Past Solo Winners

2016 Musikarmageddon SOLO

Congratulations to 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)