OC Music Awards Announces Artists for Free Showcase Series

A whopping 35 local acts will participate in the OC Music Awards Showcase Series. The seven-week event launches Tuesday, January 5, at Detroit Bar in Cost Mesa. It will continue at various venues countywide. All showcase dates are free. The artists are competing for Best Live Band or Best Live Acoustic as well as a performance slot at the 2010 OC Music Awards on March 6 at The Grove of Anaheim. Plus, each winner receives a $2,500 voucher from Fender. 


After the jump: Complete schedule and list of artists.

Previous posts about 2010 OC Music Awards here and here.

Mark your calendars:


2010 Showcase & Awards Schedule

Tues. 1/05, 7:30pm - Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa (Live Band, FREE, 21+)

Kiev (Orange)

Melanoid (Fullerton)

Yellow Red Sparks (Tustin)

The Union Line (San Juan Capistrano)

Make Moon (Newport Beach)

Tues. 1/12, 7:30pm - District Tustin Legacy, Tustin (Live Acoustic, FREE, All Ages)

Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob (Huntington Beach)

Barrett Johnson (Santa Ana)

Billy Kernkamp (Costa Mesa)

Stacy Clark (Costa Mesa)

Canvas (Santa Ana)

Tues. 1/19, 7:30pm - Continental Room, Fullerton (Live Band, FREE, 21+)

Handsome G (Costa Mesa)

We Are the Pilots (Anaheim)

Pawn Shop Kings (Santa Ana)

The Steelwells (Fullerton)

Argyle Smile (Anaheim)

Tues. 1/26, 7pm - Gypsy Den, Santa Ana (Live Acoustic, FREE, All Ages)

The Vacuum Bell (Laguna Beach)

Kurt Hunter (Fullerton)

Marc B (Huntington Beach)

Mike Vitale (Fullerton)

I Hate You Just Kidding (Costa Mesa)

Tues. 2/02, 7pm - Chain Reaction, Anaheim (Live Band, FREE, All Ages)

Moostache (Huntington Beach)

Halos (Brea)

The Colourist (Costa Mesa)

The Bolts (Irvine)

Blok (Irvine)

Tues. 2/09, 7:30pm - OC Tavern, San Clemente (Live Acoustic, FREE, 21+)

Skee (Sunset Beach)

Carly Layne (Laguna Niguel)

Parker Macy Blues (Orange)

Christina Dietz (San Clemente)

Allensworth (Huntington Beach)

Tues. 2/16, 7:30pm - Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest (Live Band, FREE, 21+)

Duress (Huntington Beach)

The New Limb (Costa Mesa)

Dusty Rhodes (Fullerton)

Stereofix (Costa Mesa)

The Color Turning (Santa Ana)

Fri. 2/26, 8pm - Yost Theater, Santa Ana - (Live Acoustic Finals, FREE, All Ages)
Sat. 2/27, 8pm - Samueli Theater, OCPAC - (Live Band Finals, FREE, All Ages)
Sat. 3/6, 8pm - Grove of Anaheim - (OC Music Awards, $25, All Ages)


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