Nominate Your Favorites For Brevard Live Music Awards

By  //  June 30, 2014

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proceeds to be donated Brevard Music Aid, Inc.

11th Annual Event Set For Sept. 8 At the Florida Institute of Technology Gleason Auditorium

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

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — While the show is still several months away, it’s time to nominate your favorite local musicians and bands to compete in Brevard’s most entertaining popularity contest of the year, the 11th annual Brevard Live Music Awards.

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)

Nomination forms can be found in Brevard Live magazine. You can fill out any or every category on the ballot. Mail your completed nomination ballot to Brevard Live Magazine/BMAs, P.O. Box 1452, Melbourne, FL 32902.

Name the ones you love and follow.

Please don’t nominate Pharrell Williams or Bruno Mars, as they have already got their awards on a much bigger stage this year.

There are no music style categories. A musician or band can play rock, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, alternative, classic and be nominated. Most musicians are not limited to one style of music anyway.

It doesn’t matter if your favorite musicians play covers or originals, except for in those two specific categories.

Who cannot be nominated?

All previous “Entertainers of the Year,” winners including Absolute Blue, Taylor Made, Black Eyed Soul, Medusa, Vintage, Chain Reaction, Open Fire, Spanks and Katty Shack and Brevard Busking Coalition are retired.

Brevard-Live-180They achieved the highest accolades the BMAs have to offer. In effort to save trees, Brevard Live won’t be accepting any photo copies. You need to mail in the ballot printed in the magazine.

Also, after 10 years of counting ballots Brevard Live have become very good at spotting “bogus” votes. So don’t even try, it will only benefit Postmaster.

In their July issue, Brevard Live will reveal Brevard’s Favorites Nominees, five in each category. One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to the Brevard Music Aid, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps members of our local music scene in times of need.

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 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: 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.

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

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.

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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