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    The Steamtown Music Awards are quickly approaching and if the amount of local talent already acknowledged wasn’t enough, Weekender is furthering our partnership with the awards show to nominate more artists in a few unique categories.

    No panel of judges will determine the winners for these awards. All winners will be chosen by you. To cast your vote, visit theweekender.com. Cast your vote quick because voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Winners will be announced at the Steamtown Music Awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the V Spot, 906 Providence Rd., Scranton.

    The newly added categories and nominees include:

    Life of the Party Award

    This award acknowledges local talent who can get people on the dance floor, get the party started and are favorites of local bar owners. The nominees are:

    • Tommy Guns Band
    • DJ Quoth
    • Ryan Williams of M80
    • Dave Kline of Ashfall
    • Nowhere Slow
    • DJ Hersh

    Male Entertainer of the Year

    You guessed it, this male is the best local entertainer. The nominees are:

    • DJ Hersh
    • Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band
    • Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde
    • Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo
    • Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger
    • Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State
    • Dave Itterly – Slapjaw
    • Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

    Female Entertainer of the Year

    The nominees are:

    • Kaylin Karr
    • Jamie Kali
    • Aarika Whittle
    • Katie Kelly
    • Phyllis Hopkins
    • Dani-Elle

    Video of the Year

    These local acts are nominated for the best video produced between Sept. 2014 and Aug. 2015. To view the videos, visit thweekender.com.

    The nominees are:

      • Kohn – Back To You

      • Grant Williams – A Single Step

      • Graces Downfall – Letter to Lainey

      • The Sunset Villains – Goodbye Tonight

      • Down To Six – Oceans

      • Dan King & Steve Werner – “Game of Thrones”

      • Tom Graham – Blessed and Asleep

      • No Vacancy – Face of This Town

    Rising Star Award

    This award is given to a local talent who has made major strides in the last year. This artist may not be new to the scene, but has grown significantly in the past year. The nominees are:

    • Richard Hinchliffe
    • Mood Swing Band
    • Katie Evans
    • Kanvis
    • Grant Williams
    • Mat Burke

    Social Media Award

    These acts have shown exceptional skill with using social media to promote their music. The nominees are:

    Weekender and Steamtown Music Awards acknowledge even more local talent with five new categories

    By Sarah Haase

    shaase@timesleader.com

     

    Life of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Dave-Kline3.jpgLife of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh
    Life of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Nowhere-slow3.jpgLife of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh
    Life of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Ryan-Williams-of-m803.jpgLife of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh
    Life of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Tommy-Guns3.jpgLife of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    Life of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Hersh3.jpgLife of the Party Award The nominees are: Tommy Guns Band, DJ Quoth, Ryan Williams of M80, Dave Kline of Ashfall, Nowhere Slow and DJ Hersh Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Ed-Cuozzo3.jpgMale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Jeremy-Burke3.jpg

    Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Mike-WIlliams-Heavy-Blonde3.jpgMale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

    Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Slap-Jaw3.jpgMale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

    Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Steve-Werner3.jpgMale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

    Male Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Wicca3.jpgMale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: DJ Hersh, Tommy Dunleavy of Tommy Guns Band, Mike Williams of Heavy Blonde, Jeremy Burke – Jung Bergo, Steve Werner – Hand Pan Drummer & Blinded Passenger, Ed Cuozzo – No Memories & A Social State, Dave Itterly – Slapjaw and Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

    Female Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Aarika-Whittle3.jpgFemale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle

    Female Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Dani-elle3.jpgFemale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle

    Female Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Jami-Kali3.jpgFemale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle

    Female Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Katie-Kelly3.jpgFemale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle

    Female Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Kaylin-Karr3.jpgFemale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle

    Female Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Phyllis-Hopkins3.jpgFemale Entertainer of the Year The nominees are: Kaylin Karr, Jamie Kali, Aarika Whittle, Katie Kelly, Phyllis Hopkins and Dani-Elle

    Rising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Grant-Williams3.jpgRising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke

    Rising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Kanvis3.jpgRising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke

    Rising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Katie-Evans3.jpgRising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke

    Rising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Moodswing3.jpgRising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke

    Rising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Richard-Hinchliffe3.jpgRising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke

    Rising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Mat-Burke3.jpgRising Star Award The nominees are: Richard Hinchliffe, Mood Swing Band, Katie Evans, Kanvis, Grant Williams and Mat Burke