The evening is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. with KUCI's* DJ Oldboy. Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob (Huntington Beach) open the show at 8 p.m. followed by acoustic performances by Barrett Johnson (Santa Ana), Billy Kernkamp (Costa Mesa), Stacy Clark (Costa Mesa; featured in clip below) and Canvas (Santa Ana). Where that jacket you've been dying to show off.Tonight's performances are under the stars on the District Stage near Borders and Pete's Coffee. All Showcases are free!
The Showcase Series continues weekly through February 26 at Yost Theater in Santa Ana and the Best Live Band Finals at Samueli Theater at the Orange County Performance Arts Center February 27, where the finalists from both categories perform and the winners are announced on stage at the end of each night.
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After the jump: The complete OCMA Showcase schedule.
2010 Showcase & Awards Schedule
Tue. 1/05, 7:30 p.m. - Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa (Live Band, FREE, 21+)
Yellow Red Sparks (Tustin)
The Union Line (San Juan Capistrano)
Make Moon (Newport Beach)
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Tue. 1/12, 7:30 p.m. - 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)
Tue. 1/19, 7:30 p.m. - 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)
Tue. 1/26, 7 p.m. - 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)
Tue. 2/02, 7 p.m. - Chain Reaction, Anaheim (Live Band, FREE, All Ages)
Moostache (Huntington Beach)
The Colourist (Costa Mesa)
The Bolts (Irvine)
Tue. 2/09, 7:30 p.m. - 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)
Tue. 2/16, 7:30 p.m. - Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest (Live Band, FREE, 21+)
Duress (Huntington Beach)
The New Limb (Costa Mesa)
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band (Fullerton)
Stereofix (Costa Mesa)
The Color Turning (Santa Ana)
Fri. 2/26, 8 p.m. - Yost Theater, Santa Ana - (Live Acoustic Finals, FREE, All Ages)
Sat. 2/27, 8 p.m. - Samueli Theater, OCPAC - (Live Band Finals, FREE, All Ages)
Sat. 3/6, 8 p.m. - Grove of Anaheim - (OC Music Awards, $25, All Ages)
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