Each year, the area's daily newspaper, The Sun News, releases its annual Best of the Beach edition — that published Sunday — in which they ask their readers and visitors to vote online for the local businesses, services and attractions which they like the best. It's a great idea that a lot of local folks enjoy participating in and many local businesses take great pride in winning.
But with so many categories, it can be tough to cover each one to its fullest, and often areas such as local music get left out. There's definitely a nod to music with categories like Best Live Music Venue and Best Radio Personality, but we think the ListenUp crowd can take it a step further.
That's why we've decided to give the area artists, shows and events some love with our own poll.
Each Tuesday this month, we'll ask our readers to vote on some of their favorite places, people and things in the local music scene and then come December we'll wrap it all up with our first-ever "ListenUp Loves List." Here's a look at this week's categories:
Best Local Music Venue
Best Big-name Venue
Best Music Store
ListenUp has done its best to include the people and places we think best represent what the local music scene has to offer, but with so much great music here, it's likely we've missed one of your favorites. If so, let us hear about it. Comment below or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.