Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of DC Area Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. It was a tight contest and rich with musical talent.
After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that, to avoid conflicts, no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.
Total submissions from the DC Area: 24
Jurors: Dan (The Deli New England), Ryan (The Deli LA), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).
Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:
The Walking Sticks - Indietronica/Synthpop
X (Ten) - Indie Hip Hop
Sojourne - Alt-Soul
Jackie and The Treehorns, Atoka Chase, Night Kitchen, Harness Flux, Pete Curry
WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and then let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote.
Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay tuned for your chance to vote!
—The Deli DC Area Staff <3