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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Editorial

Beachcomber Music Awards #10 - Submit Your Nominees Now!

Already?!? I swear I just got over my hangover from the last Beachcomber Music Awards (which was back in March), and now we’re talking about 2018.

Okay, here’s how it works. If you’re a musician, venue or fan, email the names of anyone and everyone you’d like to see on the nomination ballot in as many categories as you like. Email chris@beachcomberdestin.com by Nov. 29, and we will put every single qualified nominee on a long and time-consuming ballot that will be published online in early December.

Musicians that are interested in performing or presenting at our 10th annual event (already?!?) should contact me as well. The event will be held the first Monday in March 2018, location to be announced whenever it’s locked in.

The list of categories follows, and if you have a new one you’d like considered, fire away.

BEST PERCUSSIONIST

BEST TRIBUTE ACT MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR. Hate to sway you, readers, but Michael J Thomas (who is currently in the Top 10 on the Billboard jazz chart) and Schatzi + the String Boffin (at this writing, on their way to fame and fortune in the NASH Next competition) should definitely be on the shortlist.

BEST BAND

BEST SOLO ARTIST

BEST MALE VOCALIST

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

BEST DUO

BEST GUITARIST

BEST BASSIST

BEST KEYBOARDIST

BEST DRUMMER

BEST HORN PLAYER

BEST FIDDLE-VIOLIN PLAYER

BEST HARMONICA PLAYER

BEST MANDOLIN PLAYER

BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER

BEST ALTERNATIVE ARTIST

BEST AMERICANA ARTIST

BEST BLUES ARTIST

BEST CHRISTIAN-GOSPEL ARTIST 

BEST COMEDY ARTIST. Musical or otherwise.

BEST COUNTRY ARTIST

BEST COVER BAND/SOLO ACT

BEST DANCE BAND

BEST DJ

BEST FOLK ARTIST

BEST JAM BAND

BEST JAZZ ARTIST

BEST RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST

BEST R&B/SOUL ARTIST

BEST REGGAE ARTIST

BEST ROCK ARTIST

ALBUM OF THE YEAR & BEST ORIGINAL SONG. Technically, since it’s November, anything released between November 2016 and October 2017.

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

BEST MUSIC EVENT OF 2017

BEST MUSIC VIDEO. See Album of the Year comments.

BEST LATIN ARTIST

BEST METAL ARTIST

BEST PUNK ARTIST

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST

BEST NEW ARTIST. Mari Gleason won last year, and The Rips the year before, so they’re not eligible. Say, whatever happened to The Rips?

HALL OF FAME. For musicians/ bands that have been on the scene for 10 years or more. Previous honorees are Duke Bardwell, Jones and Company, Bill Garrett, Franko “Washboard” Jackson, Donnie Sundal, Fritz Froeschner, Dread Clampitt, Cadillac Willy and Joe Fingas.

Thanks, and I’ll see you at the polls.

- Editor Manson


THIS JUST IN…

Congratulations to our friend Kathleen Broaderick on being named the 2018 Artist of the Year by Visit South Walton, even though it’s still 2017. Beachcomber Music Award winner Chris Alvarado— singer, songwriter, and creator of custom guitars—took honors in the mixed media category.



Editor Manson (third from left) with Courtney Solley, Charlie Wimberly Jr. and Ruthie Hudalia from the Century 21 Wimco Realty team in Mary Esther. The team was thrilled to be recognized as our 2,000th Instagram follower in the Oct. 19-Nov. 1 issue of Beachcomber, but did not invite Manson to stick around for lunch.

Photo by Heidi Isaac.