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The 2013 Phoenix Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Port Tobacco Players Theater on Charles Street in La Plata.

The awards are for local bands and will be set up like the Grammy Awards show.

The Phoenix online radio station will be teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and donating 50 percent of ticket sale profits to Team Fox for Parkinson’s disease research.

The bands were nominated by online polls, and the nominations were announced Dec. 10 on air and at

A committee of 12 local music experts decided the winners with fan voting as part of the process. There also will be a People’s Choice Award that was decided by fan voting.

Limited tickets are available at or by emailing John Hunt at to check on availability.

The nominees are:

Best Rock/Alternative Band (Original)

Andy Poxon Band, Hydra FX, Odins Court, Yellowtieguy, Justin Myles, No Luck For Landes

Best Rock/Alternative Band (Cover)

No Green Jelly Beanz, The Pirhanas, Absinthe, Vendetta, Full Steam, GrooveSpan

Best Vocalist

Joe Henry, Sara Gray, John Luskey, Tara Rae, Hyde Von Hitchcock

Best Guitarist

Andy Poxon, Dylan Galvin, Jason Reigle, Greg Barrick, Kevin Trombecky

Best Bassist

Anthony Damron, Jesse Reyes, Wolf Crescenze, Matt Wiegand, Jay Hitaffer

Best Percussion/Drums

Kenny Smith, Justin Myles, Brandon Nygaard, Rusty Williams, Andrew Dulaney, Sean Lambert

Best Stage Performance (Band or Solo)

Naked! Jam Band, NGJB, Wasabi, The Pirhanas, Absinthe

Best New Artist or Band

Changing Scene, The Good Fight, Sara Gray Band, Tonights Alibi, The Coming of Astro, Like You to Me

Best Original Song

”Ride My Bike” Kirbie, “Paper Soup” Mark Glass, “No Roses” Little Paul, “Rock Bottom” Justin Myles, “Aly Went Home” Changing Scene, “War” Yellowtieguy

Best Music Store

Hot Licks, Island Music, Allegro Music Service, Bullocks Piano Salon East

Best Music Venue (Large)

Port Tobacco Players Theater, St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department, Calvert Marine Museum

Best Music Venue (Bar or Restaurant)

Gilligans Pier, Memories, Blue Dog Saloon, Jake and Al’s, Big Dogs Paradise, Port Tobacco Marina

Best Singer/Songwriter

Justin Myles, Little Paul, Mark Glass, Kirbie, Michael Bell, John Luskey

People’s Choice Award

NGJB, Justin Myles, Little Paul, Full Steam, Vendetta, Absinthe, The Pirhanas