Know which band in Orlando is the best? Nominate them for an OMNi Award.



Oh, why the hell not? With Orlando Weekly‘s annual Best Of issue coming out in just a couple of weeks, right around the same time that hits its six-month anniversary, I figured now was as good a time as any to kick off this site’s annual awards poll.

Unlike the Weekly‘s Best Of, the OMNi Awards (get it?) will be a two-part process: nominations and voting. Both parts will happen very quickly, which will hopefully keep out those bands who have far more marketing and networking prowess than they do actual talent.

A more significant difference: This is an awards poll about local music for local music fans. There’s no getting hung up on figuring out who you think has the best sub or which is the best nail salon. It’s just music, with no hair-splitting over genres and, hopefully, no douchebags trying to crash the party. (Oh yeah … you can cheat on this if you want to, but any such cheating will be easily observed on my end and, more importantly, noted in subsequent posts/announcements. So, don’t be a douchebag.)

Here’s how it will work:

1) From right now until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 7, the nominating process will be open. It’s simple to nominate someone: Just write their name next to the category you think they should be in.

2) From noon Friday, July 8 through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, the voting will happen. The top five nominated acts in each category will be included in the ballot; there will be no further write-ins.

3) On Wednesday, July 13, the winners will be announced.

4) Sometime in late July or early August, I’ll put a show together with all the winners who want to play it.



(And hey, if this is your first time here at, welcome! Maybe you might want to like OMN on Facebook? I thought you would.)

One response to “Know which band in Orlando is the best? Nominate them for an OMNi Award.

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