11th Annual Awards Night Recap | Special Awards Videos

11th Annual 2012 OC Music Awards

The 11th annual 2012 OC Music Awards was a momentous celebration of local artists spanning a two month long Showcase Series leading up to the Awards night on Saturday March 3rd, at the City national Grove of Anaheim. OC Music Awards is the only all local annual music event dedicated to furthering opportunities and success for our local musicians. Each year the Awards Season brings together over 100 local artists and the Orange county music scene for showcases, honors and commemoration of talent.

The 2012 Showcase Series was an amazing journey with 35 local bands participating in free weekly live showcases at various venues throughout Orange County. The Showcase Series wrapped up February 24th with the Finals determining the winners of Best Live Acoustic and Best Live Band categories. The winners received the title to their category, a prize pack from Awards partners, and the opportunity to perform at the 2012 OC Music Awards.

Awards night was an unforgettable event hosted by Psycho Mike of the World Famous KROQ with performances by eight local artists including: Nicole Vaughn and Her Lovely Band (Best Country/Americana winner), Jamie Allensworth (Best Live Acoustic winner), Chris Williams (Best Jazz nominee), Railroad to Alaska (Best Metal and Best Live Band winner), Jeramiah Red (Best Blues winner), and Kiev (Best Indie winner) who performed a special set in 3D presented by VIZIO. Thrice was awarded the Orange County Impact Award for their contribution to the local music scene and Rodney on the ROQ (KROQ DJ, Rodney Bingenheier) received the Lifetime Achievement Award for being among the first to recognize new artists and play “edgy” Orange County bands such as Agent Orange and No Doubt.

Save the date for next year’s OC Music Awards on March 2, 2013 at City National Grove of Anaheim!

2012 Lifetime Achievement Video with Rodney Bingenheimer

March 3 Awards event honored radio icon and DJ pioneer Rodney Bingenheimer with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. This tribute video premiered at the event and takes a look at the incredible life and career of the man who changed the face of Orange County music by being the first to play bands like The Adolescents, Agent Orange and No Doubt on air. The Aquabats, White Flag, Jed the Fish, Richard Blade and No Doubt themselves contribute their memories and praises on all he has contributed to the music community.

2012 Orange County Impact Video with Thrice

Alternative modern rock pioneers, Thrice, received the 2012 Orange County Impact Award for their unforgettable contribution to the Orange County music scene. The Impact video premiered at the March 3 event and showcases live concert footage, images and interviews with the band members and friends on what Thrice means to them.


OC Music Awards would like to thank Marchon EX3D for contributing our 3D eyewear to make Kiev’s performance at the March 3 event come to life in 3D!

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