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

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!

Come to the finale to see who gets named the Musikarmageddon XI champion!

Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00 PM, live @ the baby grand

Think your band has what it takes to win? Read on for application guidelines!

General Guidelines: No age limits; Contestants must live within Delaware or 60-mile radius of Wilmington. Following committee review, finalists will be contacted to schedule preliminary showdowns, and must be available to perform at the finals competition, live @ the baby grand on October 14, 2017.

To enter the competition, please e-mail the following information to Sana Bell:

1. Contact Name
2. Band Name
3. Complete Mailing Address (Street, City, State, ZIP)
4. Phone Number
5. E-mail Address
6. Artist Webpage with music samples
7. Artist Facebook page, if available
8. As of August 1, 2017, are any members of the band minors (under age 21)?

Applications must be submitted by Monday, July 10, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Additional information will be requested from the selected finalists, including a short bio and current photo.

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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)