It’s time for Musikarmageddon Solo!

The Grand and Out & About Magazine are proud to present the 3rd annual Musikarmageddon Solo competition, and invite regional singer-songwriters to compete for a fabulous prize package and the enviable title of Solo Champion!

Solo Champion and Audience Choice winners will be presented with valuable prize packages including CASH awards and gift certificates from The Grand and local entertainment/dining establishments. Our Solo Champion also receives a feature article in Out & About Magazine, an appearance on WSTW’s Hometown Heroes with Mark Rogers, and one song recorded and mixed by Ray Gagliardino/Studio 825.

Music lovers… Join us for a night filled with original songs and talent:
Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 7 PM
live @ the baby grand
Tickets just $5 at the door

General Guidelines: No age limits; Contestants must live within Delaware or 60-mile radius of Wilmington. Live performance must include 1 voice with 1 instrument, no tracks. Following committee review, finalists will be notified by March 1, and must be available to perform at the live competition on April 1, 2017.

Competitors are:
Sam Arthur
Kaloni Baylor
Sharon Bousquet
Joe Campbell
JB Cole
Tracy Colletto
Jessica Graae
AJ Gismonde
“Big Izzy”
Christopher James
An Letreece
Brandon Mesen
Scott Michels
Mike O’Neal
Brian Turner
Mark Unruh

Sponsored by:
Ben and Susan Ledyard


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 winner: Robert Tomlinson (pictured)

16 singer-songwriters competed in head-to-head battles, each round knocking out half of the contestants until they were down to two: Robert Tomlinson vs. James Brant. Each of the finalists performed 4 original songs throughout the evening. A panel of local music experts awarded Robert the win and a prize package valued at over $600!

Kudos to the Audience Choice winner: Chris James

Immediately following the first round of play, the audience placed their votes for favorite artist and Chris James took that crown, along with a valuable prize package of entertainment and dining.

2015 Solo Winner: Tom Murray
2015 Audience Choice: Kathy Layfield