2019 Best of Washtenaw—Music & Entertainment

. June 3, 2019.

New Artist/Band

Liquid Thickness
facebook.com/LiquidThickness/
Runner up: Girl Fight

Local Album

City of Trees Vol. 2
Runner up: Ellen Rowe’s Momentum

DJ/Electronica

DJ KnowLedge
Runner up: DJ Nitro

Folk/Country

The Ragbirds
theragbirds.com
Runner up: May Erlewine

Hip-Hop

Dre Dav
Runner up: DJ Graffiti

Jazz/Blues

Ron Brooks
Runner up: Speak Mahogany

Rock

Laith Al-Saadi
laithalsaadi.com
Runner up: Scissor NOW!

Open Mic

734 Saturday’s at Ziggy’s
ziggysypsi.com
Runner up: The Ark’s Open Stage

Live music Venue

The Ark
theark.org
Runner up: The Blind Pig

Karaoke

Circ Bar
thecircbar.com
Runner up: Blue Karaoke

Bowling Alley

Revel & Roll
revelandroll.com
Runner up: Bel-Mark Lanes

Radio Station

89.1 WEMU
https://www.wemu.org/
Runner up: WCBN

Music Lessons

Ann Arbor Music Center
a2musiccenter.com
Runner up: Oz’s Music

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