The theme for the 23rd Asbury Music Awards seemed to be in the Americana nature. Feel good, have good times, listen to good music, embrace who we are and who we are with.
The amount of talent in the room was amazing, from the musicians, the venue owners and support staff, the audio teams and the journalists, all coming in to support live and local music in Asbury Park.
The sound mix was incredible and with the size of the stage I finally got some individual shots of Top R&B/Soul award winners The Shady Street Show Band along with many others. Other notable award winners who performed during the night were Top Male Soloist/Acoustic act Chris Brown, Top Female Soloist/Acoustic Renee Maskin with her band Lowlight, and Top Indie Rock band Dentist.
Other performers included openers Taylor Tote band, UFOTOFU, Williams Honor, Sandy Mack Band, Pat Dinizio, Dark City Strings, and Joe Makoviecki from award winners Thomas Wesley Stern. The full list of winners for the night can be found here, and more photos can be viewed here.
Special Shout out to our bud Cool Dad Music for cleaning up in the categories of Top Website, Top News Publication and Top Journalist.
A few choice selections from the evening:
BONUS pics from Mike Petzinger!