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ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard Busking Coalition performs after winning big, taking Favorite Original Band and Entertainer of the Year honors at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards. Drummer Tom Van Dyke was also voted Favorite Percussionist of the Year.

Brevard Busking Coalition Wins Big, Takes Favorite Original Band & Entertainer of the Year

ABOVE VIDEO: The opening of the 2013 Brevard Music Awards tonight at the Henegar Center in Downtown Melbourne.

Heike Clarke of Brevard Live magazine, left, with Tom Van Dyke's proud father at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Heike Clarke of Brevard Live magazine, left, with Tom Van Dyke’s proud father at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – This 10th annual Brevard Music Awards celebrates everything all that is our local music scene, featuring some of the best local artists performing their original music, with the ever-witty John Leach hosting alongside of his gorgeous assistant, Brenda.

The nominees were selected by the fans in an online competition to see who will be Brevard’s Favorite.

SPONSORS INCLUDE: Baja Tavern & Eats, Beach, Pawn, The Burger Inn, Crickets Sports Bar, Florida Discount Music, Hello Gorgeous Studios, Jack Link & Associates, Lou’s Blues, Madhatter, Mainstreet Pub, Matt’s Casbah, Marion Music, Neptune Bar & Grill, Off The Traxx, Ozzie’s Crab House, Professional Massage Center, Key West Bar, The King Center,Sandbar, cocoa Beach, Siggy’s Bar & Grille, world of Beer, Zone Production and 80s In the Park. Special thanks to Brevard Live magazine and Heike Clarke.

Gary Kirby performs "Chasing Rainbows," a song written by his dad, Gary Kirby, Sr. at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards at Henegar Center tonight in Downtown Melbourne.

Gary Kirby performs “Chasing Rainbows,” a song written by his dad, Gary Kirby, Sr. at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards at Henegar Center tonight in Downtown Melbourne.

Paul Bender of "Fun Pipe" is the Favorite Vocalist at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards.

Paul Bender of “Fun Pipe” is the Favorite Vocalist at the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards.

ABOVE VIDEO: Kenny Tommassello accepts the Favorite Guitarist Award during the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards at Henegar Center tonight in Downtown Melbourne. Kenny dedicated his award to his friend and long-time Brevard musician, Rennie Davis, who passed away a year ago.

THE VOTES ARE IN AND THE WINNERS ARE:

• FAVORITE KEYBOARD PLAYER: Tony Castro
• FAVORITE BASSIST: Tom Jadooliest
• AMBASSADOR ACHIEVEMENT: Jack Star
• FAVORITE MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTAL: Lou Andalino
• FAVORITE VOCALIST: Paul Bender
• MOVER & SHAKER AWARD: Sue Luley
• FAVORITE GUITARIST: Kenny Tommassello
• FAVORITE DRUMMER: Tom Van Dyke
• HOMETOWN LEGEND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Joe Calautti
• FAVORITE COVER BAND: Panama
• FAVORITE ORIGINAL BAND: Brevard Busking Coalition
• ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Brevard Busking Coalition

ABOVE VIDEO: “Panama” accepts their award for Favorite Cover Band during the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards at Henegar Center tonight in Downtown Melbourne.

ABOVE VIDEO: “Brevard Busking Coalition” accepts their Favorite Original Band Award during the 2013 Brevard Live Music Awards at Henegar Center tonight in Downtown Melbourne.

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BREVARD LIVE MAGAZINE has been the Space Coast's premier entertainment magazine for over 15 years and enjoys a dedicated readership. The subjects inlcude Music, Festivals, Movies, Arts, Dining along with the most comprehensive music and arts-calendar. Brevard Live is distributed on the first of each month in over 300 locations all over the county.

BREVARD LIVE MAGAZINE has been the Space Coast’s premier entertainment magazine for over 15 years and enjoys a dedicated readership. The subjects include Music, Festivals, Movies, Arts, Dining along with the most comprehensive music and arts-calendar. Brevard Live is distributed on the first of each month in over 300 locations all over the county.


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