OEA Awards Live Music Nominees Announced

Live music nominees for the 2010 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards will perform at five Benson venues beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 for the 2009 Nominee Showcase.

The OEA Awards is an annual contest that celebrates the creativity and performances of local musicians, artists, directors, actors and other metro area performers.

The Waiting Room, The Sydney, PS Collective, Burke’s Pub and the Barley Street Tavern will host performances by OEA Awards live music nominees on the 13th. A $10 wristband will allow access to all five venues that night and can be purchased at the door of each venue.

About 4,000 individual nominations were received earlier this year for the 2010 OEA Awards. The top online vote-getter in each of the 40-plus subcategories received an automatic nomination. The four other nominees were determined by a juried panel in each of the areas. 

At the Nominee Showcase, more than 25 local bands and artists will perform to allow fans to sample as many music nominees as possible. Performers at the Nominee Showcase include Brad Hoshaw and The Seven Deadlies, who lead all live music nominees with five nominations, followed by It’s True with four nominations.

“We received so much positive feedback from the venues, musicians and music fans following the 2009 OEA Awards Summer Showcase, which was a huge success for the Omaha music scene and the OEA Awards,” said MarQ Manner, OEA Awards board member and Nominee Showcase organizer. “I’m excited for the Nominee Showcase, which will once again feature a diverse group of the area’s best musicians. The Nominee Showcase has welcomed some breakout performances in past years. I expect this year to be no different.”

Nominees in the categories of visual arts and performing arts will be announced later this month.

Visit the OEA Awards Web site for the Friday, Nov. 13 Nominee Showcase performance schedule and the complete list of 2010 OEA Awards live music nominees.

All winners will be announced at the 2010 OEA Awards.

Follow the OEA Awards on Twitter: @oeaawards; become a fan on Facebook.

About Omaha Entertainment Awards, Inc.
Omaha Entertainment Awards, Inc., seeks to enhance our community by planning and producing an annual awards event that uniquely recognizes the performing arts, visual arts and live music of the Omaha area. With all-star talent and red-carpet prestige, the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards is a memorable evening that thanks the artists who keep Omaha culture alive.

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