Ventnor Coffee Music Showdown presented by 100.7 WZXL

Signup Info:

Ventnor Coffee Music Showdown presented by 100.7 WZXL, is a historic music competition open to all bands and musicians performing in our coffee house. Three bands/musicians will get the chance of a lifetime to break out. Where better then at the new Ventnor Coffee House! There is no fee to sign up or participate, winners for genres are below. All entrants are encouraged to promote the event. The Ventnor Coffee Music Showdown will run from March to April, with a final awards show in Mid-April. All entrants can be solo, in a group, or duo.

The awards show is happening at Margaritaville Atlantic City. Saturday April 12th at 1pm.

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Genre Winners to date:

Reggae: Sensamotion
Ska: Bronson Special
R&B/HipHop: Illogik
Rock – Eternal Essence
Country – Mia Bergmann Band
Jazz – YGB
Blues – Laura Cheadle Family Band
Singer – Songwriter – Chip Rishell
Folk – Whiskey Danger Heartache
Americana – Jug Paradise
Pop – Michael Luna
Indie – Black Dirty
Experimental – Total Soundholes
Alternative – Green Language
Punk – The Only Way

TOP MUSICIAN CATEGORY WINNERS:

TOP MALE VOCALS Mark Hendrickson
TOP MALE VOCALS John Lisco – Red November Sky
TOP MALE VOCALS Eddie Shiffler – Green Language
TOP MALE VOCALS Darragh Dooney – The Only Way
TOP MALE VOCALS Drew Love – Love & Branca

TOP FEMALE VOCALS Nancy Malcun
TOP FEMALE VOCALS Julia Rose
TOP FEMALE VOCALS Robyn Mello – The Radicans
TOP FEMALE VOCALS Chloe Borthwick – After the Spider
TOP FEMALE VOCALS Alexandra Parker

TOP 5 GUITARISTS Dylan Martello
TOP 5 GUITARISTS Johnny Zappas – Either Way
TOP 5 GUITARISTS Adam Berardo
TOP 5 GUITARISTS Adam Dillon – Whiskey Danger Heartache
TOP 5 GUITARISTS Brandon Cohill – Black Dirty

TOP 5 BASSISTS Tyrone Bass – Fool Injectors
TOP 5 BASSISTS Jason Renna – Blithedale Romance
TOP 5 BASSISTS Ramon Lewis – Fools Pudding
TOP 5 BASSISTS Dustin Paugh – Tie Goes To The Runner
TOP 5 BASSISTS Loren Rondeau III – Ill Rendition

TOP 5 DRUMS Dave Freeman – Juggernaut Drunk
TOP 5 DRUMS EJ Luna – Eternal Essence
TOP 5 DRUMS Bob Naumchik
TOP 5 DRUMS Dionardo Lavinci
TOP 5 DRUMS Zach Maccini – Keep ‘em Blind

TOP 3 WINDS John Kromenacker – Fools Pudding
TOP 3 WINDS Joe Strazz – World’s Heaviest Jam Band

TOP STRINGS Barry Aishton – Violin
TOP STRINGS Taylor Henry – Banjo
TOP STRINGS Owen Lymon – Mandolin

TOP 5 KEYS Lambros Psounos – YGB
TOP 5 KEYS John Whiteley – BooJum Sandboxxx
TOP 5 KEYS James Cheadle – Laura Cheadle Family Band
TOP 5 KEYS Greg Rosenblit – Eternal Essence
TOP 5 KEYS Emi Santa – Red November Sky

TOP SONGWRITERS – Mark Hendrickson
TOP SONGWRITERS – Alex Pepiak – Lost Art
TOP SONGWRITERS – Donny Specs – Juggernaut Drunk
TOP SONGWRITERS – Chip William Rishell
TOP SONGWRITERS – Joey McGowan

Main Event Sponsors:

Margaritaville Atlantic City

100.7 WZXL – South Jersey’s Rock Station

 Nashville North Studios

School of Rock-Cherry Hill

Demario Design

Buck London Recording Studio

Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House

Showcase Selection:

From the start of the competition, we will have one category for each day during the weekend. There will be eight weekends and one final weekend for bands we call back for a final showdown from all music genres, does not include teens or cover bands, to compete for best of show.

When a band is confirmed to showcase, a time slot will be given to them. Bands will be notified two weeks or more before their time slot, take advantage of this time to promote your slot to all of you friends and fans. All selections for show dates and times are final, if you can not make it, your spot will be counted as a no show/disqualification.

Sets will be 20 minutes with 10-minute changeovers. All bands can play with their own guitar/bass amps or through our house system. There will be a house back line, though bands may want to bring their own if our is not enough. Ventnor Coffee will provide the sound board, in house sound, and light show for all bands (we have an in house board all musicians must use).

Parking:

During the day’s of the band performances, you can utilize any street parking, our city blocks are small. Please DO NOT PARK in Annettes or Custards  lots!

VCM Showdown Prizes:

Best of Show Prize:
$500 CASH

 

Headline Gig at Margaritaville.

8 Hours of recording time at Nashville North Studio with Record Producer, Jim Allison
Headline Gig at THE STONE PONY!
Photo shoot with Renowned Photographer Richard Dutton
36 Standard Gildan Black Band Logo T-shirts with 1 color, 1 location imprint courtesy of Demario Design
1 – 5′x3′ Full Color Vinyl Banner
1,000 – VCM Promo Cards.
100 – 11×17 Full Color Upcoming Event List Posters
1,000 – 4×6, 2 sided Full Color Postcards
50 – Full Color Press Kit
100 – Single Promo CD’s
Super XL Awards trophy
Featured in all social, print, and press releases

Second and Third Runner Up:
$250 CASH
Opening Act for Best of Show winner at THE STONE PONY!
$400 Gift Certificate towards studio time at Buck London Studio
Photo shoot with Photographer Richard Dutton
12 Standard Gildan Black Band Logo T-shirts with 1 color, 1 location imprint courtesy of Demario Design
500  VCM Cards business cards
50 – 8×11 Full Color Upcoming Event Posters
500 – 4×6, 2 sided Full Color Postcards
Awesome Trophy
Featured in all social, print, and press releases

Sub Category Prizes:
Beautiful VCM Showdown 2014 Plaque
Featured in awards print and social ads
Announced at awards show
2014 VCM Showdown Shirt courtesy of Demario Design

VCM Awards 2014 Sub-Categories are:

Other Performing Categories:
Teen Bands - Sponsored by School of Rock

People’s Choice Award: You select the top 3 People’s Choice winners!

Who was your Favorite Band during the VCM Showdown?

  • In the Meantime (24%, 782 Votes)
  • Eternal Essence (19%, 601 Votes)
  • Love for Pluto (18%, 570 Votes)
  • Michael Luna (14%, 466 Votes)
  • Illogik (8%, 256 Votes)
  • Nancy Malcun (3%, 111 Votes)
  • Sara James & the Hess Brothers (3%, 99 Votes)
  • Tie Goes To The Runner (2%, 63 Votes)
  • Phil Phlaymz (2%, 57 Votes)
  • DJBakester (2%, 56 Votes)
  • The Only Way (2%, 50 Votes)
  • Chip Rishell (1%, 46 Votes)
  • Woodlung (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Lost Art (1%, 34 Votes)
  • Green Language (1%, 32 Votes)
  • Black Dirty (1%, 31 Votes)
  • BRAN NU (1%, 29 Votes)
  • FAKE ID (1%, 29 Votes)
  • Menopaws (1%, 28 Votes)
  • The Bronson Special (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Either Way (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Juggernaut Drunk (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Either Way (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Darragh B. Dooney (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Hot Squirrel Highway (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Acoustic Acrobats (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Urethra Franklin band (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Eddie Shiffler (0%, 13 Votes)
  • The Total Soundholes (0%, 12 Votes)
  • YGB (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Ill Rendition (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Cosmic Charlie (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Whiskey Danger Heartache (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Kathy Lynch (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Jug Paradise (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Taylor Henry & Suzanne Sawyer (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Whatachmacalits (0%, 7 Votes)
  • RedNovemberSky (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Alexandra Parker (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Taylor Henry (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Fools Pudding (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Dylan Martello (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Mia Bergmann (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Cloud9 (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Mark Hendrickson (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Isn't It Always? (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Julia Rose (0%, 5 Votes)
  • SensaMotion (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Squid Brothers Inc. (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Kirsten Sowers (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Era Alili (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Keep 'em Blind (0%, 4 Votes)
  • 5 Believers (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Laura Cheadle Family Band (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Ken Shiles (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Joe Diacovo (0%, 3 Votes)
  • The Radicans (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Joey McGowan (0%, 3 Votes)
  • kevin mulderig (0%, 2 Votes)
  • End November (0%, 2 Votes)
  • No Comply (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Bad Habit (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Jay Sells (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Earthen Vessal (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Lua (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Flanimal (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Ed Product (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Amateur Astronauts (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Agitated (0%, 1 Votes)
  • JOMO (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Talk Radio (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Volume 11 (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sail The Boat (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Naked Sun (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Nejma Shea (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Dreadful Sea Chanties (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Caesar Vescera Band (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Blithedale Romance (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Ian Gershman (0%, 1 Votes)
  • CMAJOR (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Agitated (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Dan Klein (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Dominic Rossetti (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Gordon Vincent & The Overwhelming Everything (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Fool Injectors (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Malcolm Tent (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The World's Heaviest Jam Band (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Lane Tarr (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Boojum Sandboxxx (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Pedestrians (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Jessica Dahm (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Captain Joe (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Love & Branca (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Doug Cassel (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Vincent wysocki (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Driftwood Soldiers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Electric GuRu Meister (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jon Paiano (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sluagh (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tour de Force (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Norman Spurgeon (0%, 0 Votes)
  • By Any Other Name (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Initials (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Blue (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ghostryder (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,218

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